Alumnae Kaho Yoshida + ​Katherine Grubb Make TIFF's 2015 Top Ten Student Shorts

Kaho Yoshida + Katherine Grubb TIFF 2015

By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on December 09, 2015 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:05AM

Student shorts will screen as part of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival.

Now in its second year, the TIFF Canada's Top Ten Student Shorts shines a spotlight on the next generation of homegrown talent. Emily Carr University is pleased to announce that the thesis films of 2015 Animation grads Kaho Yoshida and Katherine Grubb have been selected in the top ten lineup this year.

The Top Ten Student Shorts will screen as part of Canada's Top Ten Film Festival on January 15th, 2016 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre, Toronto.


In this mixed-media animation, Michi journeys into a brightly-coloured world filled with adventure and mysterious creatures and leaves with a renewed self-awareness.

2015 - Kaho Yoshida - Michi Trailer

Michi, the protagonist leaves her familiar home for an adventure, expecting to experience something new and wonderful. However, when Michi meets the community of Mojis, she faces challenges that will change her idea of “home”.

Director Kate Grubb uses both hand-drawn and 3D computer animation in her strikingly emotional exploration of the connections between body dysmorphic disorder, disordered eating, and scoliosis.

2015 - Katherine Grubb - Dysmorphia Trailer

Dysmorphia is a narrative film depicting the experience of disordered eating, body dysmorphic disorder and scoliosis. It follows the main character's memories of growth and treatment, while depicting the character's every day experiences, a bulimic episode, projecting one's flawed image and the act of looking intensely at one's body.