THE FILMS: 2014

How To Be Alone

Past Screenings:
  • Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
How To Be Alone

How to be Alone is a vivid collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and spoken word artist Tanya Davis that uses music, poetry and whimsical animated images to explore the state of being alone. On the surface, the film is a kind of “how-to” manual for spending time by yourself. On a deeper level, it addresses the fundamental fact that we are all alone in some way, and confronts our feelings of loneliness with humor, hope and measured reflection.

FILMMAKER: Andrea Dorfman

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Andrea Dorfman

Andrea Dorfman is an artist and filmmaker. Her work includes experimental and dramatic short films, two feature films, “Parsley Days” and “Love That Boy,” as well as a documentary, “Sluts,” released in 2005. She’s currently working in animation at the National Film Board of Canada and developing her third feature film, “Harmony,” with screenwriter Jennifer Deyell. Andrea has also taught film and video at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and is one of four co-creators of “Blowhard,” a thematic storytelling series.