Movies to Watch with That Special Someone

Some say that rom-coms and dramas focused on love stories are the main reason we  go to the movies in the first place. If you’re looking for movies to watch on Date Night with your significant other, here are the best picks for a little romance.

As a side note, our judges and Festival Committee are especially pleased that this year’s line-up features several films which aren’t your “classic” boy-meets-girl stories–four of the seven films below have LGBTQ2S presences.

Pretty Shy City

Shy Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 6.21.16 AM

Vancouver is notorious for being a difficult city in which to meet new people–friends, lovers, etc. Is our city shy or stuck up? This short documentary by Kamile Kapel takes a closer look at our reputation by talking to a few locals.

Friday, March 7th 9:00-11:00 pm

Zu Dir?

You think you’ve seen every one night stand story, but you haven’t seen Zu Dir? Translated from German, the title is, “Your Place?”. A couple meet after dancing all night at a club and at the end of the night decide not to go home together but rather go to each other’s places alone– a new twist on an old tale.

Friday, March 7th 9:00-11:00 pm

Two Penny Road Kill

Two Penny Road Kill by Lisa Rose Snow

A lonely older bachelor who works for the city cleaning up road kill. A mysterious purple high heel. Is it a Cinderella-esque love story? A charming short focused on an older Prince Charming and Mysterious Woman.

Friday, March 7th 9:00-11:00 pm

When I Saw You


Ever catch someone’s eye and wonder ‘what if’? This short film by Jane Hancock is all about those missed connections, crushes that are doomed from the start, and funny misreadings of a romantic situation.

Friday, March 7th 9:00-11:00 pm




As the title of the film suggests, this entirely improvised feature-length film starring Ali Liebert and Nicholas Carella focuses in on the after-hour rowdiness following a wedding. Old high school friends get together, but its not all fun and games. It’s trouble in paradise for one couple, heartbreak for another, all while a divorcee is busy trying to hit on waitresses from the catering company he invited last minute.

Saturday, March 8th 9:30-11:30 pm

Am I Not Your Girl?

Am I Not Your Girl? by Xavery Robin

Am I Not Your Girl? by Xavery Robin

Minutes before her wedding, a young woman in the big white dress quarrels with her family. Can the one man on her side convince her to go through with the big day? This short from Germany by Xavery Robin has a twist ending, don’t miss out.


Friday, March 7th 9:00-11:00 pm

L’Autre Femme

L'Autre Femme

North American society has a fascination with the mysterious world of polygamous marriages. This short, filmed in Senegal gives a glimpse of two wives whose affections for one another seem to outgrow those with their husband.

Friday, March 7th 4:00-6:00 pm

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