Next Festival Event: Tues. Aug. 18th 8pm (VIRTUAL)

Yonge-Dundas Square’s (YDS) annual outdoor movie series City Cinema is moving online this summer for the brand-new Virtual City Cinema, featuring short films from WILDsound Festival!

Virtual City Cinema presented by YDS in association with WILDsound Festival will begin on June 30 and last 10 weeks. Throughout the summer, the series will feature roughly 10 independent short films each week. These films have been curated by WILDsound Festival, an international film festival that showcases the best of short films from around the world and has previously had weekly screenings at Carlton Cinemas here in Toronto.

Virtual City Cinema is completely free! Simply click here to register for the date(s) of your choice to receive a private YouTube link to screen the films, sent directly to your email the day of the screening. The films will premiere at 8PM EST every Tuesday. After watching, you will be sent a survey to provide feedback to the filmmakers and be entered for a chance to win a Downtown Yonge Experience prize pack!

Here is the full program of the 6th festival.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at submissions@festivalforcomedy and we’ll reserve seats for you.

FIRST ACT – SHORT COMEDY FILMS


THE WATCHMAKER, 5min., USA, Comedy/Mockumentary

Directed by Charlie Fonville

A profile of master Japanese watchmaker Takumi Oshiro, who is on the verge of completing one of his greatest masterpieces.

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IF YOU LOVE HER, LET HER GO, 6min., France, Comedy/Relationship

Directed by Ilan Zerrouki

A man is going to be late for his date with his girlfrend. She is angry, but he has a good excuse.

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WHAT DO WE DO?. 3min., US, Comedy

Directed by Roderick Fenske

Some employees of a massive corporation make the mistake of actually questioning their purpose.

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POGONOPHOBIA, 16min., Ireland, Comedy/Drama

Directed by Tom Ryan

Might sound funny, but there are people out there dealing with this bizarre affliction. CYRIL is one of those unfortunate few. He does not go out much, in fact he hardly leaves his apartment at all any more. In this golden age of hirsutism, the risk of having a beardy encounter is just too high.

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6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU, 3min., US, Comedy/Musical

Directed by

“6 Feet Closer to You” is an original song made in quarantine, about quarantine. The music video (a Zoom) is a time capsule in itself for this “quarantune.” With their signature humor and relatability , this Philadelphia-based comedy band explores what new love could look like during a global pandemic and shows that we can still have a little fun with social distancing.

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SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?, 4min., Canada, Comedy/Relationship

Directed by Jeffrey John Eyamie

When Karina asks Dmitri his opinion on her artwork, he scrambles to find an answer that’s not going to get him in trouble. But their relationship is put to the test when Dmitri’s tepid response forces Karina to expose Dmitri’s secret.

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MIXED RECEPTION, 5min., UK, Comedy

Directed by Emma Richardson, Will Austin

Maid of Honour Joy gives a speech. But nothing is as it seems and the groom discovers more about his bride than he could ever have expected.

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DESIGNATED RIDER, 12min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Ilana Gordon

Jenny declines a ride home and learns that the only thing harder than saying good-bye is actually leaving.

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UBER THOUGHTS, 2min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Meredith Koch

A comical look at what your UBER driver ISN’T saying.

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FEDERAL APPROVED PARENT, 8min., USA, Comedy/Drama

Directed by Katrina Cebreiro

Interviews aren’t easy, especially when they’re for the most important job of your life; parenthood. Set in a dystopian future, where the government decides whether you’re fit to become a parent or not.

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SECOND ACT – WEB SERIES FILMS


MANN OVERBOARD, 7min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

Directed by Sam Cadman

DOUG MANN is coasting through an easy NY life until, in a single day, he loses everything. From the discovery of his wife’s threesome to an exploding toilet on a beaten-up boat, Doug Mann is quickly drowning in a world he no longer recognizes, a world where the women around him are thriving, while his life falls apart at the seams.

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BRAZZY JAZZY, 5min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

Directed by Steve Becker

When a Brazilian Girl takes on the NYC fashion world, the resulting misadventures are sometimes sexy, often funny, but always Caffeinated. It’s Jane the Virgin meets Girls, only an outsider immigrant version – more like Girls of the 3rd World.

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ONE ACTOR SHORT Episode 3, 9min., Comedy/Webs Series

Directed by Yuval David

In ‘One Actor Short 3,’ Yuval David Brings Unparalleled Filmmaking Format Inviting Complete Strangers to Star in Film on Streets of New York City.

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HOW DO THEY BONE?, 9min., Comedy/Web Series

Directed by Anthony Misiano

You’ve seen the movies, you’ve binged the series, you’ve read the books…but how do they bone?

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CHICKEN, 10min., USA Comedy/Web Series

Directed by Juliet Johnson, Venita Ozols-Graham

A short film about a long romance … some would say a long disaster. Maybe Jed would say that. The first episode of a proposed web series.

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