...And we're off!
The Worldwide Short Film Festival is around the corner and we're bigger and better than ...
Congratulations to UNRAVEL, winner of the 2012 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival Audience Choice Award.
Final Top 10 for the 2012 WSFF Audience Choice Award:
On Saturday afternoon, I attended the WSFF’s Master Class at the Isabel Bader Theatre to learn more about filmmaking from the perspective of Montreal-based auteur, Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore, The Young Victoria). CTV’s resident film critic, Richard Crouse, moderated the symposium.
Vallée took to the stage to thunderous applause wearing a creepy mask, (which he explained he would don later that evening at The Night Shift screening). He went into great detail about the process of writing and directing films, the subtle use of special effects in his work, and the fact that casting alone ...
Congratulations to the Jury Award Winners for the 2012 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival:
It’s no secret that music videos are becoming more and more like short films in terms of both aesthetics and storytelling. Exotic locales, Hollywood A-listers, and even big-time directors are a staple of most music videos today. The 9th edition of Scene Not Herd contained 12 of today’s most arresting and cutting-edge short films music videos. From electro-pop to indie and hip-hop to folk, this collection covers a range of musical genres.
At first, I found it really difficult to judge the videos based on the visuals alone—the songs really make or break it for me ...
Audience Choice Award TOP TEN:
Current standings for the WSFF 2012 Audience Choice Award (as of 10:00 am June 9).
What’s better than a good deal? Nothing, you say? Wrong!
The ultimate steal is a great deal with aone-of-a-kind film festival experience.
This year’s Towering Shorts screenings offer 3 great programs and prices so good it seems crazy not to take them. For just $25, Date Night: Towering Shorts Edition offers couples a screening at the base of the CN Tower, then a ride up to the Look Out and Glass Floors and tops off the night with a sweet treat from Horizon’s Restaurant.
Similarly, for $30 International Comedy: Towering Shorts Edition offers you a screening of ...
Today in our "Meet the..." Series, we present a double whammy! We chat with filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, director of the acclaimed hits C.R.A.Z.Y. and Café de Flore AND the always amazing film critic, Richard Crouse.
Get a preview of tomorrow's events in the exciting pair of discussions below, and then join us at the Isabel Bader at noon on Saturday.
Everyone loves a famous face, and none more than me, (ok, maybe my sister)! But team those famous faces with ingenious plots and gorgeous cinematography, and you have cinematic gold!
Last night, I caught the ever popular and highly anticipated CELEBRITY SHORTS screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. I bought my tickets early for this one—even before I was asked to be official festival blogger—because I had heard such great things about the lineup from people who had attended WSFF in previous years. Not your typical mixed bag of shorts, the films that comprise this programme are ...
Audience Choice Award TOP TEN:
Current standings for the WSFF 2012 Audience Choice Award (as of 7:00 pm June 7).
- Bear (International Comedy: Laughter Without Borders)
- Unravel (Official Selection: Iron Ladies)
- Armadingen (Opening Gala: Award Winners From Around The World)
- Clark Kent (Christmas in June)
- Dennis (Super 16 Anarkino)
- The Maker (Official Selection: Creative Control)
- Margo Lily (Christmas in June)
- Under (Official Selection: Love Hurts)
- Luminaris (Opening Gala: Award Winners From Around The World)
- Music For One X-mas And Six Drummers (Christmas in June)
Day Two of #wsff12 saw me take in an afternoon screening about love at the Isabel Bader Theatre at U of T’s picturesque Victoria campus. At the heart of nearly every film is a love story. And the eight shorts that make up the LOVE HURTS programme are no exception.
In some cases, you may have to peel back the layers to find the love—like with MOVING STORIES, a short that combines stunning visuals of a flying plane with archival narration to tell the story of a man lusting after a mysterious woman—while other times it may ...