The Breakthroughs Film Festival Showcases New Storytelling Perspectives

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.

31 Days of Horror 2017: Creations of Chaos: Four Creepy Animated Shorts

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

31 Days of Horror 2016: Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek

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

Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part II – Animation

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

Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part I – Live Action

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

TIFF 2014: Interview with Day 40’s Sol Friedman

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

TIFF 2014: Interview with Indigo’s Amanda Strong

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

TIFF 2014: Interview with Sleeping Giant’s Andrew Cividino

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