除了“中国短片单元”，本届电影节还特设“人文单元”（Humanistic Vision），直面人性的善恶与社会的纷扰。 包括：《 Breakfast With Tiffany》、《The School Bag》、《Standpoint》、《Seher》、《Cello》。
入围本次电影节展映的优秀长片数不胜数。《一纸婚约》由著名导演张辉执导，张一山、杨紫、关晓彤、刘熙阳等新生代实力影星倾力加盟，讲述爱的温暖与困境。哥伦比亚导演携优质影片《大地与阴影》(Land and Shade)及戛纳电影节金摄影机奖乘兴而来，拯救荒芜的土地和生命。战争摄影师首次触电，为《最后的动物》(The Last Animals)发出悲哀的呼号。在中国票房口碑双丰收的电影《驴得水》也来到温哥华金熊猫国际电影节。由开心麻花班底打造，《驴得水》这部极具讽刺意味的黑色幽默电影，是一首笑与泪交织的自由的歌。中国导演乔梁拍摄的《塬上》以一个还乡人的视角冷峻又充满情感地展示了当今中国乡村的真实状况以及人性困境。加拿大华裔导演王一男则穿越整个加拿大，《向死而生》一路探寻平凡人生命中的不凡。
Tomas Simonsen | NORWAY/USA | 2017 | 44 minutes
A Russian terrorist group is transporting a nuclear bomb out of the country. John and his team have to do whatever necessary to stop the terrorists from reaching their target.
Alec Toller | UNITED KINGDOM | 2016 | 71 minutes
When an ambitious but inept scout leader, Akela, attempts to turn her scouts into Superscouts, she reignites an old rivalry with her nemesis Katherine, the Eagle Owl of the girl scouts.
Li-Wei Chiu | TAIWAN/CHINA | 2017 | 88 minutes
Accidentally found the city is governed by a magician known as “God” who pretends to have infinite supernatural powers. Fido and Barkley are determined to reveal the truth of the scam, and find their way home.
Being Towards Death
Wang Yi Nan | CANADA | 2016 | 51 minutes
A singularly Canadian rhapsody that weaves together the stark voices of an otherwise unconnected set of Canadians, whose ages range from one continually to 100.
Land and Shade
César Augusto Acevedo | COLOMBIA | 2015 | 97 minutes
Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.
The Last Animals
Kate Brooks | UNITED KINGDOM/USA | 2017 | 92 minutes
From Africa’s front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.
Longshot: The Brian Upson Story
Tavish Kelpin | CANADA | 2017 | 51 minutes
In 1982, the West Vancouver Highlanders were in the provincial championship game against across town rival. This was the first appearance for West Van and their head coach, Brian Upson, who was fighting a losing battle against cancer and was living on borrowed time. It would also be his last game.
Zhou Shen, Liu Lu | CHINA | 2016 | 113 minutes
A group of college teachers who build a school in a poor and rural village uses a donkey to deliver water from a very distant area. In order to collect more compensation from the Education Bureau, the teachers fabricate a non-existing figure Lv Deshui (Mr. Donkey). One day, a commissioner from the Education Bureau wants to see Mr. Donkey and attend his lecture. Thus begin the real trouble…
My Love Sinema
Tan Ai Leng | SINGAPORE | 2016 | 93 minutes
Starry-eyed Kheong moves to Singapore to train as a film projectionist. There, he meets Lee who becomes his mentor and also Wei, a young Chinese teacher who finds herself torn between her obligation as a dutiful daughter and her requited feelings towards Kheong.
Operation Sumatran Rhino
Chris Annadorai | MALAYSIA | 2016 | 44 minutes
Operation Sumatran Rhino is a wildlife conservation documentary which showcases the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) in their do or die mission to save Malaysia’s critically endangered Sumatran rhino.
Operation Sumatran Rhino是一部关于野生动物保护的纪录片，展现了婆罗洲犀牛联盟生死攸关的拯救濒危苏门答腊犀牛行动，和他们在沙巴雨林中不可思议的寻找与哺育苏门答腊犀牛之旅。
Zhang Hui | CHINA | 2017 | 93 minutes
In order to sell his apartment, university professor Chen Feng has to sign up for a fake marriage with Ye Zi, who is looking to buy an apartment with her fiance. What started as a makeshift plan gradually grows into a real relationship…
Princess Sparkly Butt and the Hot Dog Kid
Brandon Lane | CANADA | 2017 | 60 min
A tradition-defying Princess discovers that she can control time with her butt. She must use her butt powers for good, not evil, if she hopes to save her planet from totally exploding.
Damon Cardasis | USA | 2017 | 81 minutes
Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he is taken to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart, until his double life is revealed.
The Song of Sway Lake
Ari Gold | USA | 2017 | 100 minutes
Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family’s estate. The Song of Sway Lake is a lush romantic drama about the vanished grace of America, and the spell cast by the melodies of the dead.
Torments of Love
Caroline Jules | FRANCE | 2017 | 53 minutes
Myriam and Vanessa planned to stay for a few days in the family house. But Vanessa is not aware that a particular guest is expected for lunch, and when she catches sight of their father coming; a cold and quiet man that she didn’t want to see anymore; it is too late to escape the confrontation.
What is Classic Rock?
Daniel Sarkissian | UNITED KINGDOM/CANADA/USA | 2017 | 101 minutes
While the title of the movie may make its intentions crystal clear, the answer to its question is a lot more complicated.
Liu Mingshan | CHINA | 2017 | 28 minutes
Abdullah’s sister has lost her sight for several years. In order to help his sister, Abdullah starts a journey to find the genie.
All I Want
Venika Mitra | INDIA | 2016 | 7 minutes
In his struggle of buying this mango, the very audacious Ratan, the 7-8-year-old incorrigible and aimless street bum, does whatever he can; and thus begins Ratan’s wild goose chase to get 10 bucks more.
Alberto Viavattene | ITALY | 2017 | 15 minutes
Upon entering room 12, an abusive nurse discovers that one of them has just turned one-hundred years old. There must be a birthday present somewhere… that will change their lives forever.
Seishi Irimajiri | DENMARK | 2017 | 9 minutes
A boy tries to create borders on Earth, however, these borders start moving without his consent, which fills him with rage.
Breakfast With Tiffany
Andrés Molano Moncada | COLOMBIA | 2015 | 14 minutes
Rafael and a woman sleep peacefully until the alarm from a cell phone interrupts them. Rafael must sneak without waking her to prepare breakfast for her.
Molly Boughen | UNITED KINGDOM | 2017 | 9 minutes
Through the chaos of a breaking news story, Fiona Butler, a timid weather girl whose voice has been ignored for over 10 years, must fight against the male-dominated studio.
Angie Su | USA | 2017 | 20 minutes
Master cellist, Ansel Evans, has been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). As his body shuts down, he makes the difficult decision to minimize the suffering for his closest loved ones by planning one last concert…
Alexander Briere, Jonah Fortin | CANADA | 2017 | 28 minutes
Jackson finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless loop, where his only companion, Charlie, is trying to push him further along.
The Energy Within
Samuel de Ceccatty | UNITED KINGDOM | 2017 | 17 minutes
Julie, a 30-year old woman, dreams of being a pro-athlete. Two years ago, Julie lost her leg in an accident, and with it her chances at an athletic career.
Francis Ko | CHINA | 2015 | 13 minutes
Father’s Prairie takes you to the world where modern medicine meets with traditional Tibetan medicine (TTM). Through the lenses of a young daughter of a rural M.D. father, Qinghai province delivers heaven-like picturesque sceneries and cultural treasures in spiritual and medical realms.
Nadia Zygouri, Aris Pavlidis | GREECE | 2016 | 7 minutes
Two people are feasting. They are discommoded by flies. Time draws to a close. The rude awakening occurs when they realize where they are currently standing.
James Hughes | UNITED KINGDOM | 2016 | 10 minutes
Ever since their father passed away three years ago, the rift between the sisters Aleisha and Claudette has grown wider. Aloof to the outbursts and moods of her troubled younger sister, Claudette has instead turned her focus to transforming the once modern home with a vintage decor.
Liang Zhefei | CHINA | 2016 | 22 minutes
Jue er, a short documentary, takes a closer look at the behind-the-scenes life of people who make every endeavour to bring Peking opera, a unique art form, to a broader audience.
The Last One
Andrea Banjanin | UNITED KINGDOM | 2015 | 15 minutes
Suddenly, every living thing on the planet disappeared. No warning. No apparent reason. Every human and animal, gone. Except for Matthew.
Matthew Gentile | USA | 2016 | 13 minutes
Former slave Bass Reeves is the first African-American to be deputized by the U.S. Marshal service as a federal peace officer. On his first mission, Bass captures an outlaw who is also an African-American man and former slave. Over the course of their journey, Bass begins to question his own mind regarding the idea of justice and choosing to fight for a law and a country that has never fought for him.
曾经的奴隶Bass Reeves成为了第一个被美国司法部门任命为治安官的非裔美国人。在他执行第一个任务时，Bass逮捕了一名逃犯Glen Huddleston，他同样也曾是一名非裔奴隶。押送Glen的旅途中，Bass开始质疑自己对正义的理解，并选择为法律和国家而战。
Or Kan tor | ISRAEL | 2016 | 5 minutes
A tiny creature feels useless and abandoned until he discovers his unique talent. Little Thing is a film about music, loneliness and the search for connection.
Manfred López Grem | MEXICO | 2017 | 4 minutes
Born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare condition that severely limits his movement, 15-year-old writer, actor Diego Dávalos Amezcua plays himself in this heart-touching, mind-lifting short work, and shows us his world in his native city of Uruapan, Mexico.
患有先天性多关节挛缩症这一罕见疾病，十五岁的作家、演员Diego Dávalos Amezcua在这部感人至深、振奋人心的短片中表演的正是他自己的亲身经历，同时向世界展示了他的的家乡墨西哥乌鲁阿潘。
Marc Jebelean | AUSTRIA | 2015 | 15 minutes
The world we live in seems corrupt and dull for most of us. But how would it look for someone whose attitude is indestructibly positive? Meet John, the most ordinary man on earth.
The People in the Winter
Liang Shuo | CHINA | 2017 | 18 minutes
To tourists, wandering around beautifully lighted ice sculptures sure is an enjoyable experience, but it may be a different story to the craftsmen. The People in the Winter brings the audience into the unknown world of ice sculpture.
The Pirate Captain Toledano
Arnon Shorr | USA | 2017 | 10 minutes
When the Pirate Captain Toledano interrogates a stowaway on his ship, he finds that the young man is a refugee from the Spanish Inquisition. The Captain must decide whether to make the stowaway a pirate, or to make him walk the plank.
Yagmur Altan | TURKEY/USA | 2016 | 5 minutes
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.
Jennifer Perrott | AUSTRALIA | 2016 | 23 minutes
When young Ruby’s father returns unexpectedly from war, his volatile state makes it difficult for the family to reconnect.
Dianna Ippolito | USA | 2017 | 22 minutes
Robb is used to his dull routine, and the sameness of it all – until one extraordinary day when his world gets turned upside down – the day he meets Mia.
Sergey Nikolaev | RUSSIA | 2017 | 22 minutes
After a quarrel with her boyfriend of Svetlana on the street is faced with a stranger. He invites Svetlana to do something crazy and fly with him away to Santorini. Svetlana rejects the invitation. But you never know when your fate is going to take a turn.
The School Bag
Dheeraj Jindal | INDIA | 2016 | 15 minutes
Farooq, who lives in the small town of Peshawar, Pakistan, wants a new school bag on his birthday. But his mother seems to be unfazed by her child’s plea. Unknown to Farooq, there is something waiting for him…
Manas Shashidharan Jacob | INDIA | 2017 | 19 minutes
Somewhere in the bylanes of Mumbai a girl boards a taxi. With an old taxi driver as a companion, is this just another journey or something much more.
Erik Hirschhorn | USA | 2016 | 16 minutes
Aliza is an aspiring ballerina who must put her dreams of joining the New York Ballet Company on hold as she escapes Nazi-occupied-Poland to protect her husband and young daughter.
The Story of 90 Coins
Michael Wong | CHINA | 2015 | 9 minutes
How much is a promise worth these days? Ninety coins symbolize ninety days a passionate lover gives himself to convince a girl to marry him. But the romance bubble deflates as reality breaks in with its daily routine, ambiguity, and incomprehension.
Pascal Stervinou | FRANCE | 2016 | 20 minutes
An arrogant businessman is stuck in the elevator of his office building for four days. Follow the Man in Pascal Stervinou’s new thriller Trip and watch how this event will take an unexpected turn and change him forever.
Twice Upon A Time
Vojin Vasovic | SERBIA/MONTENEGRO/HUNGARY/CANADA | 2017 | 14 minutes
Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personalities, half of whom wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other.
Under One Small Star
Ziyi Zheng | USA | 2017 | 14 minutes
Lily Lee had reached the end of her rope. She decides to kill herself by burning the charcoal inside her apartment. When she sets the charcoal on fire, lies down on her bed and gradually loses conscious, she dreams about her dead mother and realizes she doesn’t want to die but she isn’t physically able to move.
Linda Gasser | GERMANY | 2017 | 16 minutes
Big data is omnipresent. Through perfect definition of tempers matching of people became possible. But Achille wants to make it different. He wants to find a partner by himself.
When Looks Speak Volumes
Pascal Schuh| GERMANY, 2017 | 8 minutes
Wolfgang normally works as a Santa Claus in a department store. One day the parents of a little girl ask Wolfgang to visit their daughter in a hospital. She is ill with cancer. A conversation about death, believe and hope begins.
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