The Winnipeg Film Group is pleased to announce nine?short films featured in our Distribution Catalogue will air on CBC Manitoba on Saturday, August 27 at 7pm.

Inspired by the quality of the short films screened as part of the jury process for CBC?s Short Film Faceoff, CBC Manitoba licensed a regional, one-hour shorts show featuring the following nine made-in-Manitoba short films:

Courtship, directed by Alison Davis
(2008, 1:11, animation)
Disintegrating relationships leave only images behind. This watercolour animation is based on old photographs of the filmmaker’s grandparents and the decline they foreshadow.
Roof Jumpers, directed by Reiner Bello-Sanchez
(2011, 6:30, drama)
After Johnny jumps off the school roof, his younger brother Peter has to decide if he is going to jump after his older brother.
Barber Gull Rub, directed by Matthew Rankin
(2008, 2:30, re-enactment)
A perfervid ?docu-fantasia? about a historical incident in the life of Winnipeg Cinematheque programmer, Dave Barber.?
Waiting for the Parade, directed by Paula Kelly
(2008, 7:18, documentary)
The 75th anniversary celebration of Winnipeg in 1948 is transformed into a discourse on the city’s shifting identities through decades of progress and regress, cynicism and hope.
Canoe, directed by Shelagh Carter & Deborah Schnitzer
(2011, 6:13, experimental)
The anguish of a middle-aged woman endures as she contemplates a life-changing decision on a summer day.
Cattle Call, directed by Mike Maryniuk & Matthew Rankin
(2008, 3:30, experimental animation)
A high-speed, dazzlingly absurd, animated documentary about the art of livestock auctioneering which uses a variety of classic and avant-garde animation techniques.
Empty, Directed by Jackie Traverse
(2009, 5:07, animated documentary)
To music by Little Hawk, this animated and starkly honest story is a daughter?s tribute to her estranged mother.
yaya/ayat, directed by shimby zegeye-gebrehiwot
(2010, 5:25, documentary)
An exploration of identities being lost in translation and distance through the eyes of a young woman. This experimental documentary looks at how being a part of any diaspora shapes a person’s identity.
Devil on Commission, directed by David Evans
(2011, 4:51, dark comedy)
After succumbing to a fatal fall while ‘changing a shower curtain’, Hugh really wants to get to Heaven. Unfortunately, the wait might simply be too long.

Hosted by Winnipeg actor Michael Bell and produced by Brendon Sawatzky (Inferno Pictures) and Joy Loewen (Exposure Film), Short Shots will air at 7 pm on Saturday, August 27 on CBC Manitoba.?

For more information please contact Monica Lowe: monica@winnipegfilmgroup.com | (204) 925-3452