• Growing Pains

    82 minutes | Camelot Theatres

Growing up is hard to do but makes for great stories in this collection of coming-of-age shorts.

Short Films


A young mother and her daughter live in an out-of-season seaside resort. While one works all night in a hotel and the other goes to school all day they maintain a sense of common life via walkie-talkies.

Last Summer

Bored on his summer holidays, Eric stays at home with his grandmother who is starting to show signs of dementia.


Today is Rae’s seventh birthday and she’s excited for the party her mom has promised her. But as the day wears on, it becomes obvious that promises have been derailed by personal demons. As Rae’s strength is revealed, parental roles are reversed.


Four Arab teens go on a quest to find the local public swimming pool in their new Canadian city.


Emilia and Martina have always been inseparable, but when their cousins come over on a hot summer day, Emilia learns that her sister's priorities might be changing.


In 1980s Toronto, and told with surreal dreamlike moments mixed with domestic realities, a young boy shuffles between the homes of his recently divorced parents.

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Running Time: 82 minutes

2018 ShortFest Archive