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Love Stinks (2016) | Narrative Short
An 80s coming-of-age tale about three adolescent girls who acquire a Playgirl magazine,
and are trying to decide if they are ready to look at a naked man for the first time.


“Finding that perfect blend of drama and humour, and featuring well-rounded characters,
Harris captures the awkward period between adolescence and adulthood in an endearing way.”
- Courtney Small, Cinema Axis


Full film playing on CBC Gem

OFFICIAL SELECTION & ACCOLADES

Broadcast: CBC Canadian Reflections (2018)

Golden Sheaf Award - Best Student Production, Yorkton Film Festival (2017)
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal, QC (2016)
Industry Choice Award, Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival, Toronto ON (2017)
South Western International Film Festival, Sarnia, ON (2017)
Durham Region International Film Festival, Ajax ON (2017)
Scarborough Film Festival, Toronto, ON (2017)
Future of Film Showcase, Toronto ON (2017)
Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, ON (2016)
Toronto International Short Film Festival, Toronto, ON (2016)
Hamilton Film Festival, Hamilton, ON (2016)
Miami Short Film Festival, Miami, FL (2016)
Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, MO (2016)
Bushwick Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2016)
Norman Jewison Award, HSBC Filmmaker Award: Best Director, Ryerson University (2016)
Best Film, Best Director, People's Choice Award, Ryerson University Film Festival (2016)

+ a sugar glass vision +

Writer, Director: Alicia K. Harris
Producer: Rebeca Ortiz
Cinematographer: Dan White
Production Designer: Kathleen Hauschild
Editor: Lavinia Terletchi
Sound Designer: Kathryn Lyons
Costume Designer: Victoria Schupp
Composer: Felix Arifin