July 2016 Audience Award Winner

Still from Footprints

Thanks to everyone who attended last night, our first all-Canadian lineup, and a hearty congratulations to Kevin Saychareun, whose film Footprints took home the Audience Award prize!

  1. Footprints – 10 votes
  2. The Ballad of Immortal Joe – 6 votes
  3. Ironied – 6 votes
  4. Boy – 2 votes
  5. Never Happened – 2 votes
  6. Mobilize – 2 votes
  7. The Middles – 1 vote

(29 votes total)

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Full Program for July 14 Screening

July is the month we celebrate Canada Day, and for the very first time, we’re featuring an all-Canadian lineup. We’ll have a few of the filmmakers present for a post-screening Q&A, and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, conversation, and an acoustic performance by Logan Brown (courtesy of Indie Week Canada). We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday July 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)



Still from The Ballad of Immortal Joe

THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE

Dir: Hector Herrera
Canada – 2015

The Ballad of Immortal Joe is the third “chapter” of Beastly Bards, written with a nod to traditional cowboy songs and to the northern ballads of Robert W. Service. “Immortal Joe” puts a haunted twist on a tragically romantic Western.

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Best Animated Short – Canadian Screen Awards

Duration: 6:00



Still from Ironied

IRONIED

Dir: Tyler Parr
Canada – 2015

Donald wakes up late for work and goes through an unfortunate series of events. After finally arriving, he meets his first client who puts things into perspective.

  • Brian Linehan Award, Best Actor (Tyler Parr) – National Screen Institute

Duration: 12:00



Still from Mobilize

MOBILIZE

Dir: Caroline Monnet
Canada – 2015

Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 4:00



Still from Footprints

FOOTPRINTS

Dir: Kevin Saychareun
Canada – 2015

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter, searches for his family who are being hunted by a supernatural force.

  • Official Selection – Toronto Youth Shorts Festival

Duration: 14:00



Still from Never Happened

NEVER HAPPENED

Dir: Mark Slutsky
Canada – 2015

Two colleagues hook up while on a business trip, and then decide it would be best if it “never happened.”

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival

Duration: 8:00



Still from The Middles

THE MIDDLES

Dir: Madison Thomas
Canada – 2015

The jocks, the theatre kids, the young loves. Everyone remembers them from school, but what about the kids that blend into the background? What about the Middles?

  • Official Selection – ImagineNative Film Festival

Duration: 12:30



Still from Boy

BOY

Dir: Connor Jessup
Canada – 2015

Boy follows the spirit of a boy who dies in a bicycle accident and then silently trails a classmate home from school.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Shortsfest

Duration: 14:00



Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂

Submission Fee Increase

Hey filmmakers!

Our submission platform Film Freeway has increased their fees significantly and as a result, we’ll be raising our submission fees on August 1st. Regular submissions will increase from US$15 to US$20 and FastLane submissions will go from US$25 to $30.

Giving you a heads up in case you were considering submitting a film to us. Do it in July and save $$$!

This was definitely not a post I wanted to write, but I hope by giving you a full month’s notice, it might cushion the blow a little bit.