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Instant French

Director André Leduc
Year 1979
Run Time 1min
Genre Comedy
This hilarious commercial for a make-believe electronic translation device is a wry commentary on the anxiety of our nation’s Anglophones.

Director

André Leduc

Cast

Rod Charlebois

Producer

David Verrall

Genre

Comedy

Interest

Arts and Culture

Original Languages

English, French

Canadian Distributor

NFB

Man V. Minivan

Director Spencer Maybee
Year 2009
Run Time 17min
Genre Comedy
On the brink of getting married, Shane receives a minivan from his future in-laws, which leads to a comedic case of cold feet.

Director

Spencer Maybee

Writers

Spencer Maybee, Dane Clark

Cast

Marc Bendavid

Producer

Jordan Gross

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

English

Language Version

None

Canadian Distributor

Canadian Film Centre

Oliver Bump’s Birthday

Director Jordan Canning
Year 2011
Run Time 16min
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy
On the eve of his birthday, 12-year-old child prodigy Oliver Bump is pretty sure he's about to die. Spurred by their demanding parents, his three brothers and sisters lived lives of endless intellectual toil until their inexplicable deaths at the exact moment they turn thirteen. Oliver is fated to be next. He spends his final hours with his parents in rigid preparations for his funeral. But with his new friend Sally at his side, the mysterious solution Oliver’s been working on might help him to escape his impending demise.

Director

Jordan Canning

Writer

Simon McNabb

Cast

Jason Spevack, Reiya Downs, Steve Cumyn

Producers

Mark Purdy, Jessica Cheung

Genres

Action/Adventure, Comedy

Interest

Family Relationships

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Canadian Film Centre

Runaway

Director Cordell Barker
Year 2009
Run Time 9min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Drama
Gleeful train passengers cavort to a jaunty jazz score in this fun animation, but when their driver disappears, the careless ride turns darkly funny. 

Director

Cordell Barker

Writer

Cordell Barker

Cast

Richard Condie, Leonard Waldner, Muriel Hogue

Producers

Michael Scott, Derek Mazur

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Drama

Interest

Arts and Culture

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

NFB

Subconscious Password

Director Chris Landreth
Year 2013
Run Time 11min
Genre Animation, Comedy

The inability to remember someone’s name sends Charles on a journey into his brain to crack the code in this cerebral rendition of the popular game show Password.

Director

Chris Landreth

Writer

Chris Landreth

Cast

Don McKellar

Producers

Mark Smith, Marcy Page

Genres

Animation, Comedy

Interest

Arts and Culture

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

NFB

French Immersion

Director Kevin Tierney
Year 2011
Run Time 99min
Genre Comedy
A contemporary comedy about five Anglo-Canadians - actually four Anglos and a New Yorker - who find themselves in a two-week total immersion French program in a remote town in Northern Quebec. 

Director

Kevin Tierney

Writers

Jefferson Lewis, Kevin Tierney

Cast

Oluniké Adeliyi, Dorothée Berryman, Jean-Guy Bouchard, Pascale Bussières, Colm Feore

Producers

Claude Bonin, Kevin Tierney

Genre

Comedy

Interest

Arts and Culture

Original Languages

English, French

Language Version

EN Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

TVA Films

Grocery Store Action Movie

Director Matthew Campbell
Year 2016
Run Time 14min
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy

A hapless every-man is in the express checkout lane at the grocery store when he realizes with horror that he has forgotten the all-important crackers. With his dinner guests already on their way over, he must risk life and limb to achieve the impossible: locate the salty snacks before losing his place in line. A hilarious send-up of action movie clichés created by and starring three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch duo Peter n' Chris.

Director

Matthew Campbell

Writers

Peter Carlone, Chris Wilson

Cast

Chris Wilson, Peter Carlone

Producers

David Kaye, Jameson Parker, Ryan Silva

Genres

Action/Adventure, Comedy

Original Language

English

Language Version

None

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The Guest

Director Nick Rodgers (Anishinaabe)
Year 2015
Run Time 5min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Horror
A trapper finds a strange wounded animal in the forest. But his new little friend quickly proves insatiable.

Director

Nick Rodgers (Anishinaabe)

Writer

Nick Rodgers (Anishinaabe)

Cast

Philippe Mathon

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Horror

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Indigenous Filmmaker

Original Language

English

Canadian Distributor

Wapikoni Mobile

Ballerina

Directors Éric Summer, Éric Warin
Year 2016
Run Time 89min
Genre Animation, Comedy, Family
Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream: to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Dane DeHaan), a highly imaginative boy, has a dream of his own: to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch —Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to get into a prestigious ballet school, where she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by Camille le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother, Régine (Julie Khaner).

Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, helps her reach for the stars.

Directors

Éric Summer, Éric Warin

Writers

Éric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun, Carol Noble

Cast

Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Producers

Valérie d'Auteuil, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky

Genres

Animation, Comedy, Family

Interests

Arts and Culture, Strong Female Leads

Original Language

English

Language Versions

EN CC, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

eOne

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Boxed In

Director Shane Belcourt (Métis)
Year 2009
Run Time 4min
Genre Comedy, Drama
In this short film, a young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity - Choose One.

Director

Shane Belcourt (Métis)

Writers

Shane Belcourt (Métis), Duane Murray

Cast

Jennifer McEwan, Arnold Pinnock

Producer

Lea Marin

Genres

Comedy, Drama

Interests

BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Language Version

FR Subtitles

Moving On

Director Mike Fardy
Year 2016
Run Time 11min
Genre Comedy
In this hilarious tale about facing adult responsibility, a young couple with relationship troubles must choose between talking things through or using their newly acquired magic wands to resolve their issues.

Director

Mike Fardy

Writer

Mike Fardy

Cast

Kim Drake, Matt Wright

Genre

Comedy

Interest

Family Relationships

Original Language

English

Bon Cop Bad Cop 2

Director Alain Desrochers
Year 2017
Run Time 126min
Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Eight years after they met in Bon Cop Bad Cop (above), the comically mismatched duo of straightlaced Ontario cop Martin Ward (Feore) and scruffy Quebec cop David Bouchard (Huard) reunite to investigate yet another major crime in this long-awaited sequel. When their separate investigations unexpectedly cross paths, the pair must join forces to investigate a crime ring south of the border, giving the film plenty of hilarious opportunities to poke fun at the cultural differences between the two Canucks and their American counterparts.

Director

Alain Desrochers

Desrochers began his filmmaking career with over 100 music videos and commercials, winning numerous awards. His first feature, La Bouteille, earned him a Genie nomination for Best Direction. His credits include Nitro, Cabotins and Gerry. Most recently, he directed the miniseries Bad Blood and the feature Security starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

Writer

Patrick Huard

Cast

Colm Feore, Patrick Huard, Erik Knudsen, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse

Producers

Pierre Even, Patrick Huard, François Flamand

Genres

Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Interest

Family Relationships

Original Languages

English, French

Language Versions

EN CC, EN Subtitles, FR CC, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

Les Films Seville

Le technicien (The Technician)

Director Simon Olivier Fecteau
Year 2009
Run Time 7min
Genre Comedy
After a customer complains that his television is broken because it only shows bad news, a cable repairman sets out to solve the problem. 

Director

Simon Olivier Fecteau

Writer

Simon Olivier Fecteau

Cast

Pierre Collin, Simon Olivier Fecteau

Producer

Antonello Cozzolino

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

French

Language Version

EN Subtitles

The Truth About Head

Director Dale Heslip
Year 2004
Run Time 12min
Genre Comedy
A bizarre comedy about the Ed, a head whose desperate desire to be attached to a body has him travelling around the countryside with a freak show in order to raise money for the operation. 

Director

Dale Heslip

Writers

Dale Heslip, Andrew Manson

Cast

Bruce Hunter

Producer

Dale Heslip

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

English

  • Own Voice

Sorry, Rabbi

Director Mark Slutsky
Year 2011
Run Time 10min
Genre Comedy
Due to a misunderstanding, Josh, a secular Jew in Montreal, ends up the subject of an impromptu Hasidic tribunal.

Director

Mark Slutsky

Writer

Mark Slutsky

Cast

Jessica Paré, Jacob Tierney

Producers

Aisling Chin-Yee, John Christou

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

English

The Runner

Director Robert DeLeskie
Year 2006
Run Time 4min
Genre Comedy
Set in a sea of cubicles, the futility of the daily rat race is illustrated in this ingeniously choreographed dance comedy. 

Director

Robert DeLeskie

Writers

Robert DeLeskie, David Danzon

Cast

Sylvie Bouchard, Lincoln Shand

Producer

Kate Kung

Genre

Comedy

Interests

Arts and Culture, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language

English

Sad Bear

Directors Joe LoBianco, Liz Cairns
Year 2010
Run Time 10min
Genre Comedy

A sincere and funny story that tackles the universal need to simultaneously hold on and let go.

Directors

Joe LoBianco, Liz Cairns

Writers

Liz Cairns, Joe LoBianco

Cast

Robin Nielsen, Matty Finochio

Producers

Erik Paulsson, Erica Landrock, Marc Stephenson

Genre

Comedy

Interests

Family Relationships, Global Experiences

Original Language

English

Riboflavin!

Director Blair Dykes
Year 2009
Run Time 9min
Genre Comedy
When two men set out to see what happens when they ingest too much riboflavin, they end up causing an unexpected rift in time. 

Director

Blair Dykes

Writer

Keith Hanna

Cast

Kevin Miller, Sean MacPherson

Producer

John Woods

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

English

Roland

Director Trevor Cornish
Year 2013
Run Time 11min
Genre Comedy
Roland, a keen art supply store clerk, is rattled after a crazed man accosts him to use the store's washroom, which is against store policy. Content Note: Coarse language

Director

Trevor Cornish

Writers

Niall Kelly, Trevor Cornish

Cast

Dan Beirne

Producer

Peter Oad

Genre

Comedy

Original Language

English

Record

Director Dylan Reibling
Year 2011
Run Time 5min
Genre Comedy
A sidewalk record sale takes an emotional turn when a chance musical discovery yields a powerful response.

Director

Dylan Reibling

Cast

Daniel Matmor, Peter Pasyk

Producer

Dylan Reibling

Genre

Comedy

Interest

Arts and Culture

Original Language

English