Bravo!FACT Presents

Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT on Bravo!

A chill is in the air on this week’s episode of Bravo!FACT Presents! All making their broadcast premieres, A Christmas Carl tells a different sort of seasonal tale; the filmmaker in The Island imagines an escape to a tropical paradise; 5 Dysfunctional People in a Car takes a drive with Grandma to a seniors’ home; Skylight is a cautionary mockumentary set in the Antarctic; and Where Do White People Go When The Long Weekend Comes? The Wondrous Journey Of Delroy Kincaid explores the chill felt by outsiders in Canada. 5 Dysfunctional People in a Car and The Island were both featured in the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival®.

Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 PT; Encore Presentations, Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films – an eclectic mix of dance, drama, animation, and spoken word – produced with Bravo!FACT grants.

November 9 / 14 – In honour of Remembrance Day, Bravo!FACT Presents features three shorts exploring the effects of war. Nowakowsky: A Forgotten Master tells the story of a Jewish composer whose music was banned by the Nazis; the aftermath of conflict drives the plot of Homecoming; and during WWI, young men leave women behind to pick up the pieces in One Square Mile.

November 23 / 28 – A boy’s world is drastically altered due to his unusual illness in Billie Mintz’s lushly animated The Long Journey Home. A series of seemingly inconsequential events are set in motion to disastrous consequences in Lara Azzopardi’s Rewind. Mark Montefiore’s Back in ’93 steps back in time with 10-year-old Tino, a closet Montreal Canadiens fan living amongst die-hard Maple Leafs fans. Kurt Browning takes to the hockey rink with a combination of figure skating, hockey, dance and hip hop in Clarence Ford’s In the Groove.

November 30 / December 5 – Bravo!FACT Presents showcases five shorts related to love. Broken Hearts Club visits members of a dating service for the relationship impaired. In the operatic The Perfect Match, two lonely sock puppets embark on a quest for love; 30 Love is an exploration of love and life and getting the most out of the “game”; Valentine Haircut is a bittersweet tale of miscommunication; and a cartoon tries to seduce viewers in MOOD (My Obscure Object of Desire).

Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 PT; Repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films – an eclectic mix of dance, drama, animation and spoken word – produced with Bravo!FACT grants.

October 12 / 17 – Trapeze artists, tumblers, and tightrope walkers from Montréal invade unexpected places in unexpected ways in this circus-themed episode of Bravo!FACT Presents. Jonas Woolverton heads to work via “Cyr Wheel” in Morning Commute; the students of the National Circus School show what they’ve learned in Balancing; and the acrobatic troupe Les Sept Doigts de la Main infiltrate public spaces in Freestyle Bowling and Library Rats.

October 26 / 31 – Bravo!FACT Presents spotlights several spooky shorts just in time for Halloween. The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow showcases the tale of a supernatural murder. Prima ballerina Evelyn Hart’s makes her acting debut in Things that Go Bump in the Night, based on true accounts of Canadian hauntings. Bluebeard is an animated ghost story inspired by the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch and Pieter Bruegel. Guy Maddin’s The Saddest Shorts: Sombra Dolorosa shares the story about Mexican wrestlers and a haunted mule. Don’t Let This Mean World Swallow You features the music of an otherworldly Andre Ethier.

New Time – Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, beginning September 14; Repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films produced with Bravo!FACT grants. This episode pays homage to past and present films featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. Cattle Call showcases the Manitoba Livestock Auctioneers and is eligible for the Best Canadian Short Film Award this year. A Parisian waif sits on a doorstep, mournfully clutching a dogless leash in Où est Maurice. In The Saddest Shorts: Sombra Dolorosa, a widow wrestles El Muerto for her dead husband’s ghost, a race against an eclipse, and an attempted suicide. A man and woman are forced to get married and maintain a healthy relationship in True Love.

New Time – Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 PT, beginning September 14; Repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films – an eclectic mix of dance, drama, animation and spoken word – produced with Bravo!FACT grants.

September 28 / October 3 – This episode features a tribute to Sean Cullen. A disgruntled goldfish decides to end his life in The Interior Monologue of Gill the Goldfish. A story of heroism, nobility, and a man with misplaced priorities is presented in Sir Francis Drake, the Queen’s Pirate. In Burnt Toast: I Am Soooo Over You, Trevor and Constance are reunited in this sequel to the Bravo!FACT favourite, Toothpaste.

New Time – Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT, beginning September 14; Repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

September 14 / 19 – Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films produced with Bravo!FACT grants. This episode pays homage to past and present films featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. Cattle Call showcases the Manitoba Livestock Auctioneers and is eligible for the Best Canadian Short Film Award this year. A Parisian waif sits on a doorstep, mournfully clutching a dogless leash in Où est Maurice. In The Saddest Shorts: Sombra Dolorosa, a widow wrestles El Muerto for her dead husband’s ghost, a race against an eclipse, and an attempted suicide. A man and woman are forced to get married and maintain a healthy relationship in True Love.

New Time – Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 PT, beginning September 14; Repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

Bravo!FACT Presents offers cutting-edge Canadian short films – an eclectic mix of dance, drama, animation and spoken word – produced with Bravo!FACT grants.

September 28 / October 3 – This episode features a tribute to Sean Cullen. A disgruntled goldfish decides to end his life in The Interior Monologue of Gill the Goldfish. A story of heroism, nobility, and a man with misplaced priorities is presented in Sir Francis Drake, the Queen’s Pirate. In Burnt Toast: I Am Soooo Over You, Trevor and Constance are reunited in this sequel to the Bravo!FACT favourite, Toothpaste.