Short Films / Canada / With Q&A


Niagara Rises Shorts



NIFF’s annual celebration of local short content. Come and support the best of Niagara’s homegrown talent!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

  • Death and the Iron Maiden, dir. Kevin McGuiness, 6 minutes, Animation

  • The Echoes of Chloe Cooley, dir. Andrea Conte, 8 minutes, Documentary

  • The Woods, dir. Michael Achtymichuk, 10 minutes, Drama/Suspense

  • Deadfall, dir. Louise Mackintosh, 8 minutes, Drama

  • Searching for Silence, dir. Melanie Mullen, 4 minutes, Experimental

  • Visitor, dir. Anastasia Starova, 16 minutes, Drama

  • Cafe Amore, dir. Nick Mirka, 8 minutes, Comedy

  • The Fork, dir. Cory Maddelena, 8 minutes, Comedy

  • Vagabond, dir. Taylor Zajdlik, 12 minutes, Horror

  • The Nickel, dir. Bill Reilly, 7 minutes, Dramedy

  • Stalker Break-Up, dir. Thomas Michael, 7 minutes, Comedy

Country: Canada
Language: English
Runtime: 94 minutes + Q&A
Rating: 18A 

This presentation contains flashing images and may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Official Trailer
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June 11, 2016 5:30PM Seneca Queen Theatre



Signature Sponsors

RBC, Royal Bank of Canada ralota technologies


Industry Day Partners & Sponsors

OMDC, Ontario Media Development Corporationwalrus


Programming Partners & Sponsors

FIFBInternational Shorts
HKETO, Hong Kong Economic and Trade OfficeHong Kong Programme
olgCanadian  Programme
imaginenativeThe Embargo Project
ICFFSpotlight Italy



City of St. CatharinesDaysInnNiagara RegionPerformance BMWWilsondale Assets ManagementWFW


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