Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Short films come to the big screens in Toronto

National Post | May 11, 2010
by Melissa Leong

[Law & Order's Vincent D’Onofrio stars in The New Tenants alongside Liane Balaban in one of the celebrity shorts at this year's WWSFF. Photo courtesy CFC]

At the launch of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival a few years ago, one filmmaker told the Post: “The best part is if you don’t like one of the films, it’s over in three minutes anyway.”

But this year’s festival features 281 short films from a record 4,046 submissions so organizers are hoping that there will be more to love. These shorts from around the world include live-action, documentary, animation and experimental films. There are shorts that represent Quebecois cinema and shorts that spotlight Poland. There is a collection of short films by, for and about women and a collection of celebrity shorts that feature Robert Pattinson, Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle.

Tickets are $10 for each 90-minute program with five to 20 films.

“This year really represents a tour de force in shorts programming,” Eileen Arandiga, festival director, said in a written release. “We have more premieres than ever before, more diverse programming and an incredible line-up of films directed by women - we are really seeing a shift in who’s standing behind the camera.”

The CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival runs from June 1 to 6 in Toronto. For more information visit

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1 comment:

val said...

Lucky people. I want to see it on a big screen.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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