ABOUT

Kalil Haddad is an experimental filmmaker based in Toronto. He has written, directed, and edited over ten short films including: Farm Boy (19), The Taking of Jordan (22), and His Smell (23). His work has screened internationally at festivals and gallery exhibitions in Europe, Latin America, and the United States; including Chicago’s 33rd Onion City Experimental, where The Taking of Jordan was awarded Best of the Festival. Writing on his films have appeared in Cinema Year Zero, Counter Arts, and Tone Glow, among other publications.

As an editor, he has collaborated with John Greyson on International Dawn Chorus Day (21) and Sophy Romvari on Still Processing (20) and It’s What Each Person Needs (22). These latter works were released by The Criterion Channel and The New Yorker, while the former received the TEDDY Award for Best Short Film at the 71st Berlinale.

His work appears in the collections of The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and Vtape.

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MUSCLE MONSTERS

2023 | 4:39 | Digital

Advice, man to man.

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PAUL AND EILEEN HAD FOUR CHILDREN

2023 | 11:57 | Digital

A remembrance of things past.

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HIS SMELL

2023 | 13:54 | Digital

Sebastian’s roommate is away for the weekend...

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THE TAKING OF JORDAN (ALL AMERICAN BOY)

2022 | 7:39 | Digital

Jordan, an amateur adult performer, recalls the horror of his many former lives.

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VAMPIRES DRINK BLOOD... I DRINK SORROW

2021 | 5:43 | Digital

A love story at the end of time.


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THE BOYS OF SUMMER

2021 | 5:22 | Digital

Some fun in the sun.

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HONEYPOT

2021 | 3:42 | Digital

Boys will be boys.


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THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY

2020 | 19:45 | Digital

Marie, a retired elementary school principle, must confront spaces both concrete and virtual, as she attempts to navigate the ghosts of her childhood.

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TIGER EATS A BABY

2020 | 23:01 | Digital

Accompanied by his young cub, an orphaned stray roams industrial landscapes, longing for the return of his one true companion.

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FARM BOY

2019 | 17:17 | Digital

Across distant landscapes of the past, Farm Boy wanders through a phantasmagoria of yearning and regret— memories displaced in time.

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AS I SAT IN HIS CAR...

2018 | 9:54 | Digital

Through a collage of found footage, reenactments, and digital manipulation, the intersection between queerness and age is explored through a reflection of youthful regrets.

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LIAM & KIKI

2017 | 7:58 | Digital

Fifteen-year-old twins Liam and Kiki discuss the correlation between sexuality and self-confidence.

Available at Vtape




LATE NIGHT DELIGHT

2017 | 6:11 | 16mm

In the dead of night, somewhere between a dream and reality, television programs explore the neglected realities of the past and present.

Available at Vtape

KALIL HADDAD, 2024