Great Stories. Beautifully Told.

 

OUR MISSION

Leilani Films thrives on telling stories in the most captivating way. 

As intensely collaborative creative producers, we team with directors with strong cinematic voices to translate great stories to the screen in the most beautiful way. 

 
 
 

 

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2018

Eros

Dir. Shervin Kermani | Watch Teaser Trailer Here

Eros explores various moments between lovers that have occurred in one spot over a thousand years. 

Festivals

Official Selection - Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - Future of Film Showcase 2018
Official Selection - Yorkton Film Festival 2018

Awards

Winner - Best Cinematography - Future of Film Showcase
Nominee - Best Emerging Filmmaker - Yorkton Film Festival
Nominee - Multicultural Award - Yorkton Film Festival
Nominee - Best Short Film (Fiction) - Yorkton Film Festival
Nominee - Best Director - Yorkton Film Festival

 
 
 
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2016

Mariner

Dir. Thyrone Tommy | WATCH FILM HERE - VIMEO STAFF PICK

A young marine navigation cadet suffers intense anxiety during his final exams, when an incident from his past returns to both haunt and help him. 

Mariner follows Nate as he goes through his final exams before heading out to sea. He has found a remarkable crewing position, but his ongoing anxiety causes him to screw up during a simulation testing. Despite his other successes, this fails him. He decides to go about the rest of the day's exams, when he notices an instructor who was never there before, despite his classmates saying otherwise. Through her he is given a gift similar to one he once received after nearly drowning as a child. A gift that helped him find his strength then, and hopefully can help him now.

FESTIVALS

Canada's Top Ten Shorts 2016
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Calgary International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Hamilton Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - South Western International Film Festival 2016
Official Selection - Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Sarasota Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Emerging Lens Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Norwegian Short Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Lower East Side Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Sidewalk Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Caribbean Tales International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - San Francisco Black Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Scenic Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Rome International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Princeton International Film Festival 2017
 

SCREENINGS

Feb 2017 - Not Short on Talent - Telefilm Canada + Phi Centre in Montreal, QC
April + May 2017 - Air Canada Flights "In the Air and Underground" program
May 2017 - Telefilm Not Short on Talent @ Cannes
June 2017 - Short of the Week Online Premiere
VIMEO STAFF PICK

 

PRESS

One Room With a View - June 12 2017

 
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2015

Kitchikewana

Dir. Jonathan Duder | Watch TRAILER HERE

A vacationing teen meets an enigmatic young woman while on a boat tour of Georgian Bay, and learns of a local myth about a god's unrequited love and the creation of the 30,000 islands.