Ryerson student’s thesis film to screen at Student Film Showcase at TIFF Bell Lightbox


At the end of each school year, TIFF features 10 short films made by students from across the country at its annual Student Film Showcase.

Amongst the 10 films this year includes Ryerson film student Stephen Dunn’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. The 14-minute short film, starring Canadian actor and icon Gordon Pinsent, is a dark-comedy about Esther Weary, a young girl who experiences her first period and thinks she is dying. With only her grandfather (played by Pinsent) and his pet pug, she must come to terms with the realities of becoming a women.

Other schools from across Canada represented this year include the University of British Columbia, Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (2), OCAD University, York University (2), Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2), Humber College, and the University of Regina.

When: Tuesday May 22nd, 7pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox – 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON – (416) 599-8433
How to get tickets: TIFF Student Film Showcase Website or at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
Cost of tickets (for students): $9.50