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Nickel Independent Film Festival – Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30pm

June 15

The majority of the Nickels’ festival screenings will be available to watch both in person at the LSPU Hall or online on demand. Both methods will follow the same schedule. For example, the Horror Night screening will take place in person at the LSPU Hall on Thursday at 9:30pm, and that screening will also become available to watch on demand online at that time.


All in-person screenings will take place on the main stage at the LSPU Hall at 3 Victoria Street, St. John’s. Because space is limited we recommend booking your seats in advance, and you can do that by phone at 709-753-4531 or online. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Any amount is appreciated to help us with filmmaker screening fees and other festival expenses. If you purchase tickets online for in-person shows, there are designated Pay-What-You-Can-Amounts in increments of $5. If you call in or come in person to buy tickets, you can indicate how much you wish to pay regardless of the online increments. 

Film Descriptions for Wednesday at 9:30pm

The Jam
Pig and Jam discuss how sick they are of being eaten all the time, and under-represented in the music industry. Director: Shan Leigh Pomeroy • Newfoundland and Labrador • 3 mins

El Poso
Following a suicide attempt, a woman suddenly finds herself on an unfamiliar beach, empowered with the uncanny ability to converse with rocks. Director: Max Radbill • USA/Spain • 9 mins

A woman goes to a studio to have her picture taken. Later in the evening, when the photographer starts editing the day’s photos, he discovers images of an elderly woman in place of the much younger one who had sat for him earlier. The next day, he sets out to find the woman and discover what happened. Director: Ehsan Mohammadi • Newfoundland and Labrador • 8 mins

Chamm (The Trick)
To provide for his family, a young Afghan man hatches a clever plan. In a war-ridden world, he makes war his economy. Director: Shayhaq Baloch • Pakistan • 10 mins

Front Window
It is safe to assume that standing in the window with a telescope smugly invading the privacy of his neighbours occupies more of this man’s time than cleaning up his kitchen. Today, that might change. Director: Javid Farahani • Iran • 3 mins

Mars Community
Offering a new beginning for humanity, a mission to establish the first community to settle on Mars launches an open call to interested parties. Director: Stephen Cadigan • Newfoundland and Labrador • 15 mins

The Untouchable
A young woman named Yassi, who is clearly very upset, stands in the middle of a highway holding up traffic. The situation gets worse when Sergeant Jabbari arrives on the scene to arrest her. Director: Avazeh Shahnavaz • Quebec • 15 mins

The Gambler
In this comedy, an inveterate gambler attempts to outwit two less-than-intelligent heavies who have been tasked with making him disappear. But in order to hold on to every precious minute, he must provide helpful solutions to the problems encountered by his hapless captors. Director: Mark Popple • United Kingdom • 25 mins


June 15


Nickel Independent Film Festival


The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's, NL Canada
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