All three filmmakers: Kobina Ntiri, Gebriel Deneke and Kimberly Miller-Pryce had their shorts accepted into the Cannes Short Film Corner this year. Their three films will show alongside films from around the world
at the Cannes Court Métrage.
ABOUT THE CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER
Cannes Court Métrage reflects the Festival de Cannes’ desire to develop initiatives. encouraging emerging talents as well as the particular format of short films. Inventive, often incredibly gifted, free and without constraints, shorts have forever carried high the values of Cannes. Providing a space in which upcoming generations can emerge is essential and is also one of the very purposes of the Festival. Short films explore the present and prepare the future. They showcase a variety of styles, identities, cultures and geographies.
ABOUT THE FILMS
DIRECTOR/WRITER: KOBINA NTIRI
Seventeen-year-old Brooke is loud, vulgar and rebellious and despises every man her mother brings home. When her mother’s new boyfriend seems like a keeper, Brooke’s rebellion increases and she finds herself in a situation beyond her experience and forced to confront her own anger.
DIRECTOR/WRITER: GEBRIEL DENEKE
Michael is a thoughtful twenty-year-old poet who lives in the projects of Toronto. After losing his family, his best friend is his girlfriend Renee. Together they escape reality and ignore their dreams, until Renee decides to break free and leaves Michael devastated and alone. The events of that evening change Michael’s life forever as deals with his loneliness and tries to regain hope.
DIRECTOR/WRITER: KIM MILLER-PRICE
Fourteen-year-old Amanda recently gained a new baby brother. But since the birth her mother hasn’t been the same. When her mother accuses her of being raped by her step-dad and rushes her to the hospital for tests, it becomes unclear who is telling the truth. Slowly things between the family begin to unravel as Amanda tries to find stable ground.