Shorts at Home: Volume 3

The Ottawa Canadian Film Fest presented the third in a series of short films that you can watch from the comfort of your home on March 13, 2021.

About the Shorts at Home Series

Shorts at Home is a series short film screenings curated by the OCanFilmFest Board of Directors. The selections are non-competitive and are scheduled to run between the annual festival screenings, presented as on-demand videos on Vimeo. The festival publishes a discount code allows all audience members to rent these videos free of charge right from the comfort of their homes. Participating filmmakers are paid artist fees, in keeping with the festival’s mission to support and celebrate the production of Canadian films.

The Films

Dirt Town
Lisa Meuser

It took one call to change her life forever. When her husband, a train conductor working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, got transferred to work in a remote place in British Colombia, an unhappy wife is now forced to adapt to a new reality and to a husband that she no longer recognizes.

Read Alvin Wai Chung Tsang’s review

Night Drive
Arjan Atwal

A mixtape triggers memories of a past romance and a haunting past.

Primary Colours
Written & Performed by Roua Aljied
Derek Price

A cine-poem by Sudanese-Canadian artist Roua Aljied, aka Philosi-fire, about the realities of domestic violence and how each step a woman takes is a new colour to paint on the canvass of her life. Created in partnership with Women in International Security Canada and the 16 Days of Activism Campaign in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and performed live for the 2016 International Women’s Day ceremonies in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

death isn’t the same anymore
Jennifer Mulligan


“death isn’t the same anymore” is an experimental cinepoem that explores the intimate relationship humans have with their beds, and the cyclical nature of life between birth and death.

Read Alvin Wai Chung Tsang’s review

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Past Screenings in the Series

Explainers and Press Coverage

Reviews and posts related to Short at Home screenings

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