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Shorts: Hope Floats

Families have a way of bringing out the drama but, if we're lucky, they also bring love. From overbearing mothers to aging grandmothers to conservative fathers, this program is all relative.


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4:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON,

The Morning After

A young woman introduces her African-American girlfriend to her conservative father on the morning after the 2016 election.

Life After

While packing up her daughter's apartment, a single mother discovers how little she knew about her only child’s life.

For Nonna Anna

As a young trans woman cares for her Italian grandmother, she discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.


A closeted medical student risks being outed to her family the same evening a masked gunman opens fire at a gay nightclub.


Sarah arrives at her father’s apartment earlier than expected, only to come face to face with a hired escort.

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