The Poodle Trainer,  a documentary  short by Vance Malone. Toronto Premiere:  Wednesday, June 2  &  Thursday, June 4 – Cumberland cinema

Irina Markova’s entire life is dedicated to her one true love passion: training poodles for her circus act. This eye-popping documentary reveals not only her unwavering dedication to her dogs, but the childhood trauma that inspires her remarkable life.

The Worldwide Short Film Festival runs June 1 to June 6 at various venues. See for schedules.