In 2021, GFF & RBC celebrate the 10 years of RBC Pitch Competition Winners with a special Retrospective Screening of the past 10 years of Pitch-winning Films!
The 10-Year Pitch Retrospective takes place via FREE live stream on Saturday, July 24 at 3pm, available for FREE on GFF’s Website Homepage. The Retrospective will also be available for the duration of the Festival (July 12-25) to passholders and ticket buyers on GFF On Demand.
10-Year RBC Pitch Competition Retrospective
dir. Kyle Sanderson
| 2014 | Manitoba | 12 min
In the small prairie town of Dauphin, Manitoba, an arch-like formation of black, oily clouds appear out of nowhere, causing a string of mass mirages and hallucinations for most of the residents. Young rancher Cosmo Holiday sees a mirage in the form of a beautiful woman named Elena; she is literally the woman of his dreams. Trouble begins again when Pike Prescott finds a solution to disperse the cloud formation and restore order to the town. Cosmo sets forth to do whatever it takes to stop Pike Prescott and save the imaginary love of his life.
dir. Joanne Roberts
2021 | Manitoba | 9 min
When you look into your mothers eyes, you know that this is the purest love you could find on this earth.
But imagine if you will, a world where that isn’t the reality. Imagine a reality where a mothers love is weaponized against you, to be used as a reward, and taken away as punishment. Where the person who is supposed to keep you safe from harm is the one causing it. Furthermore, your culture dictates that it is your responsibility as the child to love and protect your mother. But wait. Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?
This is where we open Anak.