Canadian films are loosely organised under vague headings like "Desperate House Lives" but under these banners, one finds a remarkable diversity of films. Two drug store shoppers vying for the last tube of toothpaste break into remarkably choreographed hand-to-hand battle in Extreme Shopping, an effort skilled enough to get director Pascale Marcotte a job helming Daredevil 2. Meanwhile, Pizza Shop takes just three minutes to tell a based-on-true-events story written by and starring Stefan Brogren (better known as Degrassi's Snake), whose celebrity interrupts a late night domestic dispute. Also part of this program is 9 Months, 6 Blocks, a documentary that follows three very different lives in a Parkdale neighbourhood.
"He Got Game" is another wide-ranging line-up that offers up a remarkably compelling chess story in The King Hunt, artfully animated delight in Accordion, and a quite hilarious musing on heterosexual male domestic bliss in Groomed. There are also Quebecois sci-fi mimes, so it's not all gold. Whether it's the ever-popular "Slap 'N' Tickle" showcase on hilarious, sexy shorts or spotlights on region (India) or genre (sci-fi), the Worldwide Short Film Festival offers up its treasures a little bit as a time. For more info, log onto http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com.
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