Given Your History

, 14:24, English, 2013
Director: Molly McGlynn
Given Your History


A year-round Canadian short film fest run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI).

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Director: Traolach Ó Murchú ·

The story of a Tlingit First Nations man who has been deeply affected by the inter-generational trauma caused by Canada’s residential schools system.


Director: Jonathan Lawrence ·

Two brothers hold an intervention for their alcoholic mother.

The Future Perfect

Director: Nick Citton ·

Somewhere between then and now, a time traveler defies his orders, and compromises a future he cannot unlearn.


Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves

Director: Neil Christopher ·

Two brothers adrift on broken sea ice in a distant land.


Director: Daniel Duranleau ·

A clever boy designs a creative ploy to protect his little sister from repeated monster attacks.

Tea Time

Director: Guillaume Blanchet ·

Two tea bags flee to a better life.


Director: Benjamin Noah ·

A short film disguised as a music video about one man’s quest for knowledge.


Director: Tymur Markunin ·

A little boy with a great imagination and an even greater secret.

Earth to Avery

Director: Julianna Notten ·

Avery is convinced she’s from another planet, which is causing some trouble as she adjusts to her new foster placement.

The Dishwasher

Director: Matt David Johnson ·

A dishwasher’s dream of becoming a professional chef takes a step closer to reality when an unlikely alliance is forged with a local streetwalker.


Director: Jamie Alain ·

A woman travels across the infinite multiverse all without leaving her living room.

Yuri on the Phone

Director: René Nuijens, Steve Korver ·

An elderly woman thinks she finally has Yuri Gagarin on the phone.


Director: Larica Perera ·

An introspective look into a relationship between a woman struggling with depression, and the unfailing husband who seeks to draw her out of her latest breakdown.

The Goodbye Girl

Director: Amber Ripley ·

A surreal tale about a lonely reaper who has a chance to make a true connection when a neglected young boy takes an interest in her.


Director: Nick Genova, Aidan Johnston ·

Eggnog lasts one month for most of us, but for artisan Donny Burston, the tradition runs all year.

False Allegory

Director: Greg Doble ·

An animated landscape brought to life by the music of Woulg.

Oh Baby

Director: Joe Cobden ·

The parents from their baby’s point of view.

Bricks and Mortar

Director: Stephen J. Payne ·

A teacher and his Aboriginal students build a school in the north end of Winnipeg, and in the process re-build their lives.

Last Patrol

Director: Luke Toye ·

Two German soldiers with differing ideals patrol a small town in occupied France during World War II.

The Trap

Director: Adam Estey ·

Audrey’s had enough of her abusive, low-life criminal husband so she’s getting out, but it won’t be easy…


Director: Kheaven Lewandowski ·

A modern-day odyssey of a Japanese male escort and how a violent night sets in motion a journey back to his childhood roots.


Director: Bashi Kasawneh ·

A boy discovers that a refugee is occupying his habitat and stealing from ‘his’ dumpster.

Up in a Plane

Director: Rachel Moore ·

A granddaughter’s grief is transformed by her imagination into an adventure of love and joy.

Home Sweet Home

Director: Frédéric Lefebvre ·

A psychological horror movie about an elderly man trapped in a nightmarish labyrinth full of monsters.

Milk & Honey

Director: Thomas Pepper ·

On a cult compound hidden in the hills, a young woman is given a simple task: go into town to buy supplies.

Le Gouffre (The Gulf)

Director: Lightning Boy Studio ·

Two travellers undertake the construction of a gigantic bridge to cross a gulf blocking their way.


Director: Erik Mockus ·

A short film about some people and the spaces they occupy.