The 7th annual Breakthroughs Film Festival is set to take place in Toronto at the Royal Cinema on June 15th and 16th, highlighting emerging female filmmakers from around the world.
Izzy Lee’s latest short film My Monster is just one more example of the filmmaker’s mastery of diverse types of storytelling.
There’s a short film called Gacha Gacha that deserves your attention and your money. Why should you care? I’ll tell you.
On this special 31 Days of Horror edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s changeling foxes, voodoo dolls, mean girl regrets, and my least favorite thing ever, eyeball stuff. It’s Four … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2017: Creations of Chaos: Four Creepy Animated Shorts
It’s the horror film that will actually make you want to turn off the lights. On today’s installment of “31 Days of Horror,” it’s the short, Japanese animated film, Kakurenbo: Hide … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2016: Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
This past summer, the world of professional wrestling lost one of its true icons – ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. The Hot Rod. The Rowdy Scot. Piper was one of the best … Continue reading TIFF 2015 Short Cut: Portal To Hell
Last summer, when I was at the Twin Peaks Festival outside of Seattle, Washington, I met a woman named Gina Lee Ronhovde. It was very brief, on a bonus tour … Continue reading Step into Gina Lee Ronhovde’s Boudoir
The Oscars are coming up, airing Sunday, February 22nd for over 40 million people. Yesterday I looked at one of the hardest to follow Academy categories, the award for best live … Continue reading Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part II – Animation
Every year at the Academy Awards, there’s a lull, one even more numbing than the Oscar for special effects or the latest garish train-wreck of a dance number. It’s when … Continue reading Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part I – Live Action
So Darren Aronofsky’s Noah with Russell Crowe was a huge hit, grossing over $350 million so far this year. Seems like people respond to the story of God pressing the reset … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Day 40’s Sol Friedman
In my continuing series on the Short Cuts Canada Programmes, today we look at one of the most visually striking films in the series, Amanda Strong’s Indigo. Filmed entirely in stop-motion, … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Indigo’s Amanda Strong
Sometimes a short film is its own thing. Sometimes it’s a calling card, a director’s notice that this great story could be even more as a feature. The Short Cuts … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Sleeping Giant’s Andrew Cividino