Youth Juror Program
[NUISANCE BEAR]

Churchill, Manitoba, is a famous destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here – but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

[SSFF & ASIA Selection]

  • Director:Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 14min.
  • color
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SSFF & ASIA 2022 – Non-Fiction Competition Best Short Award

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Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

* This programme has 5 short films

Sep.18 (Sun.) 10:00-
Kinsho Hall

Sep.19 (Mon.) 10:00-
Bus Terminal

* Only if there are vacant seats, tickets are available at the door.

Guest Talk

Sep.18 (Sun.) 10:00-
After screening

Director
Jack Weisman & Gabriela Osio Vanden

Jack is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and producer whose work has screened at major film festivals including TIFF, Sundance, SXSW, IDFA, True/False, and Hot Docs. The short documentary Nuisance Bear (Canadian Screen Awards Nominee for Best Short Documentary 2022, Honorable Mention: Best Canadian Short Film, TIFF 2021) is his directorial debut.

Gabriela is an award-winning Venezuelan Canadian cinematographer based in Toronto. She brings a background in painting and dance to her images which have premiered at major festivals including TIFF, Camerimage. SXSW, IDFA. and True/False. Her thesis film Rambler was awarded an internship with Phedon Papamichael ASC GSC who she shadowed on Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. Gabriela has a BFA in Film Production from York University. The short documentary Nuisance Bear (Canadian Screen Awards Nominee for Best Short Documentary 2022, Honorable Mention: Best Canadian Short Film, TIFF 2021) is her directorial debut.

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