Loyalist College Short Films

Loyalist College Film & TV Production Short Films Program

For the past 12 years, Belleville Downtown DocFest has collaborated with the Loyalist College Film & TV Production program to showcase student documentaries in the festival. This year DocFest will again be showcasing four Loyalist College student films.

The films are created by Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation students and are selected as finalists for screening at DocFest by a panel of local filmmaker judges.

Grab your passes and some popcorn, and enjoy the show!

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2024 Loyalist College Short Film Series

Cover image from the short film - Cutting With Rhythm
Cover image from the short film – Cutting With Rhythm

Cutting with Rhythm

Film Details

2023, Canada, 7 min

Languages

English

Director

Joel Cannatella

Camera

Kayden Williams

Editor

Aidan Brough

Still image from the short film - Inklination
Still image from the short film – Inklination

Inklination

Film Details

2023, Canada, 5 min

Languages

English

Director

Joel Henry

Camera

Titus Tolentino

Editor

Chelsea Bergeron

Production Designer

Cole Leafe

Feature Image from the short Film, Melted Together
Feature Image from the short Film, Melted Together

Melted Together

Film Details

2023, Canada, 6 min

Languages

English

Director

Aidan Brough

Camera

Anthony Hall

Editor

Joel Cannatella

Website

Kayden Williams

Cover image from the short film Zamboni Driven
Cover image from the short film Zamboni Driven

Zamboni Driven

Film Details

2023, Canada, 5 min

Languages

English

Director

Joel Cannatella

Camera

Kayden Williams

Editor

Ethan Kikkert

Sound

Aidan Brough

2023 Loyalist College Short Film Series

Still image from the short film, Alternative Art
Still image from the short film, Alternative Art

Alternative Art

This short film was created by second year Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation students and selected as a finalist by a panel of local filmmaker judges. Alternative Art showcases the work of Rachel Weagant who enjoys creating macabre art with unusual media.

Film Details

2022, Canada, 5 min

Languages

English

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Alternative Art on YouTube

Director

Ryley Ladd

Camera

Cole Ladoucier

Editor

Noah Czerneki

Still image from the short film, Alternative Art
Still image from the short film, Can’t Just Be Colourful

Can’t Just Be Colourful

Created by second year Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation students and selected as a finalist by a panel of local filmmaker judges. Can’t Just Be Colourful profiles artist Diane Woodward, exploring her colourful art, her career and her journey to create masks during the pandemic.

Film Details

2022, Canada, 5 min

Languages

English

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Can’t Just Be Colourful on YouTube

Director

Brianna Hill

Camera

Justin Shalitis

Editor

Mariam Arkesal

Still image from the short film, Drawn to Life
Still image from the short film, Drawn to Life

Drawn to Life

This short film was created by second year Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation students and selected as a finalist by a panel of local filmmaker judges. Drawn to Life profiles local artist Doug Comeau and his realistic graphite drawings.

Film Details

2022, Canada, 6.5 min

Languages

English

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Drawn to Life on YouTube

Director

Cathryn Paul

Camera

Paige O’Brien

Editor

Adam Miller

Still image from the short film, Lightbringer
Still image from the short film, Lightbringer

Lightbringer

Created by second year Filmmaking, Television & Digital Content Creation students and selected as a finalist by a panel of local filmmaker judges. Lightbringer profiles local Mohawk Feathersmith, Rebecca Maracle, artist, Traditional Medicine Healer and member of the Haudenosaunee.

Film Details

2022, Canada, 6.5 min

Languages

English, Mohawk

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Lightbringer on YouTube

Director

Elliott Shepard

Camera

Cage King

Editor

Ella Chapman

2022 Loyalist College Short Film Series

Artistry in Adversity

Jamie Williams shares her past, her dreams for the future, and her struggles as she recounts her experience of owning a tattoo shop during the covid-19 pandemic.

Film Details

2021, Canada, 5 min

Director

Sabrina Ventrella

Camera

Austin Billen 

Editor

Alexandra Schildknecht 

Website

Sabrina Ventrella, Austin Billen, Alexandra Schildknecht  

The Legend of Claude

Claude Gariepy is a retired teacher who has inspired, mentored and encouraged countless people. Whether that be on set or in school. Prior to teaching, Claude was a legend on film sets, doing a variety of roles including; Director of Photography, Lighting, Director, Producer and Freelancing.

Film Details

2021, Canada, 6 min

Director

Curtis Peddlesden

Camera

Aidan Harbour 

Editor

Nick Lopez 

Website

Mackenzie McGuigan 

Obscura

Sean Scally has always felt a draw towards the artistic. He was too unsure to follow his dreams in his youth, but this led him down many interesting paths. He joined the military, and worked in Hydro, all the while trying to find creative outlets. Now that he’s retired, Sean is free to follow the dreams from his childhood – as an independent filmmaker.

Film Details

2021, Canada, 5 min

Director

Kieran Cadoreth

Camera

Katie Burns

Editor

Veronica Francis-Cope

Website

Nicholas Ventrella

Piece of Peace

Karen’s love for mosaics was just flourishing, until the pandemic hit. How she made the time her own is a compelling story of creativity and patience.

Film Details

2021, Canada, 6 min

Director

Veronica Francis-Cope

Camera

 Nicholas Ventrella 

Editor

 Kieran Cadoreth 

Website

Katie Burns

2021 Loyalist College Short Film Series

Life In Rotations

If you’re a passionate music fan, Brian’s Records is the place for you. Located in Kingston, Brian’s Record Option, is somewhat of a hero to his loyal customer base, who flock to his Hub-based hole in the wall to shop for posters, vinyl, 8-track and the like. His store may seem a bit overwhelming to first timers, however one need only ask the man behind the counter for help finding a certain item, and miraculously Brian will know exactly where to find it.

Film Details

2020, Canada, 5 min

Director

Cole Vance

Camera

Rae de Jong (Ginger de Jong)

Editor

Kim Pothier (Kimberly Pothier)

Transmedia

Ashley Dubblestein

Natural Strokes

Elaine Kent is a natural pigment artist and a watercolour painter. She lives in Prince Edward, ON. She is known for her Eco-Friendly Painting. She discovered her love for nature and art at a very young age. Kent now focuses on creating more sustainable products and spreading a new way to enjoy nature and discover something new. Keep learning; keep exploring.

Film Details

2020, Canada, 5 min

Director

Kristen Gardner

Camera

Moorea Gates

Editor

Aislin “Woody” Wood

Transmedia

Jorjeena Joshi

Photographic Therapy

I’m Marissa Flink, from Kingston, Ontario. I am 24 years old and I love photography. I am an only child so starting from a young age photography has really helped me keep busy and occupied. It has also played a major role in helping me through my anxiety and mental health. I love being outside and being surrounded by nature, there is just something so calming about it. I want to be able to show people, through my photos, the adventures I’ve been on, but also use captions as way to express how I felt during those times, and how I pushed through to be able to go on those trips. I want to be that person who can put a smile on someone’s face, and be there for them. I want to show people through my photos, the beauty of nature, but also my story.

Film Details

2020, Canada, 5 min

Director

TJ Sampson
(Thomas John Sampson)

Camera

Adelaide Parks

Editor

Elizabeth Hilts

Transmedia

Tanisha Wood

Racing Towards Your Dream

Taylor Gates is a national award winning airbrush artist based out of Napanee Ontario. Making helmet designs with his self started company, Lone Palm Designs. This documentary highlights Taylor’s journey as a racer and his transition into a professional airbrush artist.

Film Details

2020, Canada, 5 min

Director

Moorea Gates

Camera

Kristen Gardner

Editor

Jorjeena Joshi

Transmedia

Aislinn “Woody” Wood

The Fight

Welcome to The Fight – A Dillon “Big Country” Carman Documentary. This will tell you the story of a boy who grew up with a rough childhood who had nothing, and his journey on becoming the 2014 Canadian Heavy Weight Champion in boxing. His ups and downs, from puppet shows for Christmas to knockouts in the ring this is the story of Dillon “Big Country” Carman.

Film Details

2020, Canada, 6 min

Director

Damien Chevrier

Camera

Haden Farifield

Editor

Cory Marr

Transmedia

Colby Burris

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