Dearest Canada’s short filmmakers/funders/lovers of the medium…
It’s been a long wait, we know, we know, but – phew – we’re here now.
Below is the list of Canadian short films chosen for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2010.
Lets get right to it, shall we?
- File Under Miscellaneous [Jeff Barnaby]
- Les fleurs de lge [Vincent Biron]
- The Legend Of Beaver Dam [Jerome Sable]
- Lipsett Diaries [Theodore Ushev - National Film Board]
- Manges [Sophie Goyette]
- Marius Borodine [Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais]
- La Metropolitaine [Dan Popa]
- Mokhtar [Halima Ouardiri]
- On The Way To The Sea [Tao Gu]
- Poudre [Ky Nam Le Duc]
- Le Projet Sapporo [Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre]
- Sophie Lavoie [Anne Mond]
- La tranche [Claude Cloutier]
- Vapor [Kaveh Nabatian]
- Above The Knee [Greg Atkins]
- The Adders Bite [Firas Momani]
- Animal Control [Kire Paputts]
- The Camera and Christopher Merk [Brandon Cronenberg]
- Champagne [Hans Olson - Canadian Film Centre]
- Eggcellent [Martin Sokol]
- Green Crayons [Kazik Radwanski]
- Home: Life Advice [Aaron Phelan]
- How To Rid Your Lover Of A Negative Emotion Caused By You! [Nadia Litz - Canadian Film Centre]
- Interregnum [Nick Fox-Gieg]
- Living History [Isaac Cravit]
- Love. Marriage. Miscarriage. [Darragh McDonald]
- The Old Ways [Michael Vass]
- Open Window [Cam Woykin]
- Les Softies [Emmanuel Shirinian - NSI Features First grad, Russell Bennett]
- Tsunami, Horses and Civilization [Carla Susanto]
- Turkey [Sara St. Onge]
- Wapawekka [Danis Goulet]
- Yesno [Brian D. Johnson]
- Negativipeg [Matthew Rankin]
- Warchild [Caroline Monnet]
- The High Level Bridge [Trevor Anderson - NSI Drama Prize grad]
- The Closer You Get to Canada [John Bolton - an NSI Drama Prize film]
- A Fine Young Man [Kevan Funk]
- Sad Bear [Liz Van Allen Cairns, Joe LoBianco - a Crazy8s film]
- Woman Waiting [Antoine Bourges]
Six hundred films were submitted and only 40 chosen. That’s some tough competition.
It’s nice to see some repeat TIFF short filmmakers in the bunch and see that those filmmakers are finding their sources of funding and an audience. And of course, it’s fabulous to see some new names too.
More than likely, a lot of these shorts are attached to funding programs and as that information comes in, we’ll update this post.
For now, let Canada’s festival season begin!
Kellie Ann Benz is a columnist who writes about short film on the NSI website and also runs her own blog The Shorts Report