Off Official Selections 2012by themissingpatient | created - 02 Sep 2012 | updated - 18 Oct 2012 | Public
Off is an exclusive film festival hosted in the Okanagan Valley that awards & showcases talent in international works of cinema. Off screens only the absolute best in effective, thought-provoking, haunting, heart-breaking and hilarious films. From 235 film submissions, we've narrowed it down to 35.
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1. In the Family (2011)
Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Romance
When his partner Cody dies in a car accident, Joey learns that their son, Chip, has been willed to Cody's sister. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not on his side, but friends are.
Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.02M
Opening Night Feature with Patrick Wang in-attendance.
2. Do You Really Want to Know? (2012)
72 min | Documentary
A documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing. The film follows three families who have been ... See full summary »
3. Entrevista (2012)
11 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
Four different men with lives marked by the presence of a woman tell their stories to an interviewer. In an interview room we are presented to their narratives and to scenes of their ... See full summary »
5. Private Sun (2013)
25 min | Short, Drama
Mariam is instructed by her doctor to sunbathe in order to reverse the vitamin D deficiency that is causing her a bone illness. But with nosy neighbors, an overbearing sister-in-law and ... See full summary »
6. Dancing Still (2012)
16 min | Short, Drama
Natalie and Shane are former lovers who reconnect fifteen years after last seeing each other. The lives they chose since their break-up aren't what they had envisioned.
A tender piece for the heart. Two ex-lovers reunite and are soon taken on an emotional roller coaster where the past is missed, the present is devastating and the future looks to be tragic.
7. Double or Nothing (2012)
TV-MA | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. They pass a homeless man on the street, and Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute.
9. Stepping Into the Fire (2011)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
This documentary is about successful man living an unfulfilling life and his road towards truth and happiness. It provides insight into ancient shamanic practices and commentary on human spirituality and wellness
10. A.L.F. (2012)
96 min | Drama
What happened, that 24th of December? This is what officer Chartier wants to find out. To understand, he will have to go back 48 hours earlier to Franck's Christmas eve. Franck is an ... See full summary »
11. The Pipedreams Project (2011)
Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short, Action
Searching for effective ways to get involved in the decision-making process and oppose a $5.5 billion pipeline project that would introduce crude oil tankers to the North Coast of ... See full summary »
13. I Am What I Ought to Be (2012)
13 min | Documentary, Short, Drama | Completed
My parents had an arranged marriage in India in 1968 and met one week prior to their wedding day. They were married for 19 years and have been separated now for more than 20. I dug up their... See full summary »
14. This Is Ours (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
Beaten by the American Dream, Will and Karen take a final trip to their once-beloved vacation home, which is now in foreclosure. While there, they unexpectedly befriend a pair of ... See full summary »
16. Elliot Spark (2011)
16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
When warden Alloy, a skeptic by nature, hears that one of the inmates in her prison is demanding a cell with a window, she is fairly unimpressed. Forced to deal with the situation, Alloy ... See full summary »
17. The Summer Home (2012)
Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama, Romance
To survive, a homeless couple in crisis break into an empty summer home. By playing house, they find the meaning of family again - but how long can their false reality last?
19. A Matter of Sex (2012)
28 min | Short, Drama
Guy and Lior, both males, are about to bring a baby to the world with a female couple who's looking for the same thing. During this process Guy is going through a sexual identity crisis and betrays Lior.
20. Mossadegh (2012)
23 min | Short, Drama, History
In 1959, under coercion of the CIA, an American physician questions his objectives of having to assassinate a deposed famed Iranian political figure living under house arrest.
21. Eyes of a Beginner (2012 Video)
Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Clay Holman (Rob Beare) had everything a young man could hope for, everything but sight. It wasn't until a group of specialists chose him to undergo a groundbreaking eye surgery, that Clay ... See full summary »
22. Jamón (2013)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Jose is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town, and he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbour moves in next door, and Jose starts to come to terms with who he really is.
24. 5 Minutes Each (2011)
10 min | Animation, Short, Drama
A metaphorical story about the constant struggle of the artist to reach those five minutes of limelight. A tale about an upswing and downfall, with the climax appearing concurrently and ... See full summary »
25. Alchemy and Other Imperfections (2011)
11 min | Short, Sci-Fi
A man and a woman have completely lost touch with the outside world - that is until the woman takes one last desperate measure to erase the pesky memory that ruined their lives.
26. Wait for Rain (2011)
PG | 14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
A warming planet has made water scarce, food a rarity, and wearing plants like jewelry fashionable. James, a hapless office worker, becomes obsessed with nurturing his plant in order to ... See full summary »
27. Goodbye, Cruel World (2012)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
George has given up and wants to end it all. Unfortunately for him, so does Tilda and she won't let him do it alone. Together, this unlikely duo hatch a plan to end it all - not knowing where their schemes will lead them.
28. Him Indoors (2012)
11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
Gregory Brewster is a serial killer, only problem is, he's agoraphobic.
Part of Off's Dark & Comic Shorts Showcase this year. HIM INDOORS will screen on Saturday, Oct. 13th.
29. Heads Up (I) (2013)
13 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
'HEADS UP' is an edgy, comedic story of two long time friends and somewhat surrogate siblings who love each other to death. When suspicions of trust and loyalty arise at the weekly poker ... See full summary »
Dark & Comic Shorts Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 13th.
31. Code of the West (2012)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Western
At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state raises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the ... See full summary »
Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen