Welcome to Storefront Cinema! The Stony Plain Road Business Association brings to you two selections (each 20+ minutes in length) of 1-minute short films provided by FAVA (Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta) and the Got a Minute 2021 Film Festival! Enjoy the talent of local artists as they are projected into three storefronts that are part of the Stony Plain Road area! These films will run every night from 7pm to Midnight, from October 7 to 12, 2021! Enjoy, take pictures, use the hashtag #SPRStorefront and tag us on social media (@stonyplainroad). We hope you have a great time!
Alone and Together (110B 300 West Block Drive NW)
An exploration of the nature of intimacy
A Brief Portrait of a Northern Summer
Dylan Rhys Howard
The world, as seen by a young Edmontonian through the lens of an iPhone.
Separated from its lady at the laundromat, an animated change-purse strives to get back to her.
History is a Nightmare
Archival family photography explores parallels between teh birth of Bangladesh and the lives of women and children whose husbands and fathers are off at sea.
Thinking About Nothing
When asked what we’re thinking about we say nothing, when deeper down we’re thinking a lot of meaningless things.
You are Special
A woman finds a mysterious object and suddenly the world seems a little more threatening.
A man begins his morning.
A Day to Wander
Life is made for wandering. Follow two young people on their day of laughter, skateboarding, pancakes and enjoying each other’s presence.
The Other Side
Anthony Goertz and Robert Latte
A day in the life of a young woman and a young man on opposite sides of the world.
Two close friends struggle to connect on a train ride without cell service.
Rain on Flowers
When a young woman feels an inkling of sadness, flowers grow on her body. She bottles up these emotions and puts them on a shelf.
A person does the dishes and sings like no one is watching.(Text adapted from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig.)
The Men’s Room
A young man explores his emotions in a bathroom mirror.
A young girl considers the complex relationships and lessons of growing up in a polygamous household.
Light and dark is not a metaphor for hope and fear. Use what makes you unique to replace injustice and cynicism with wisdom and humanity
Form and Function
A look at how humans evaluate possible interactions and affordances through the lens of a shared experience — getting ready.
Justin Lewis and Cassandra Hinnegan
Our story follows Marvin who is deaf trying to navigate simple daily tasks while craving human connection.
Two acquaintances desperately wish they didn’t have to shake hands.