April 2015 Audience Award Winner

Still from Mouse-X

Thanks to everyone who attended last night, and congratulations to Justin Tagg, whose Mouse-X won our Audience Award prize!

  1. Mouse-X – 9 votes
  2. De Honger (The Hunger) – 7 votes
  3. Memorable Moi (Remember Me) – 5 votes
  4. En Retour (In Return) – 4 votes
  5. Kneel Through The Dark – 1 vote
  6. Rehovot – 1 vote

(27 votes total)

Watch for our next screening in July 2015. More news here, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Introducing FastLane Submissions

As a quarterly screening series with no festival “deadline,” we find ourselves in an unusual situation when it comes to submissions. We are able to work through our submission queue and select films that may not play for up to 5-6 months. As a shoestring operation with very few staff, we have also found ourselves getting backlogged and not being able to respond to all submissions in a timely way. We’ve decided to do something about it.

When we first opened up our series to submissions, we set the fees at a very low US$10. The objective was to attract good submissions, while weeding out anyone who wasn’t at least a little bit serious. That worked well at first, but we’ve found that as our reputation grows, we’re getting more submissions than we can handle. So we’re doing two things to address the issue:

  1. We’ve decided to raise our basic submission fee for the first time since 2012. Effective immediately, regular submissions will be US$15.
  2. We’ve decided to introduce a new category of submissions. FastLane submissions will cost US$25, but will go into a separate queue and will be viewed by our programming committee first. We guarantee a decision on your film within 60 days or else we’ll give you a fee waiver for your next submission.

We hope this new system enables us to manage our submission queues more efficiently. A big thank you to all the filmmakers who have made our job so difficult by submitting so many films! Click below to submit your work to us!

Full Program for April 16 Screening

Spring is here, so join us for some short films. You might even be able to wear shorts! We’ll even have t-shirts, tote bags, and subscription packages available for sale! Please join us!

Thursday April 16 at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)



Still from Kneel Through The Dark

KNEEL THROUGH THE DARK

Dir: James Batley
UK – 2013

Shot on Super-8 by self-taught filmmaker James Batley, this experimental film is inspired by the occult rituals of Aleister Crowley. Gus Van Sant called it “cool.”

  • Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival

Duration: 8:00



Still from De Honger (The Hunger)

DE HONGER (THE HUNGER)

Dir: Benoit de Clerck
Belgium – 2014

Wednesday, the 29th of May, 1963. A boy goes out to play in the dunes. His game is disrupted harshly when he makes a discovery in between the sand and grass. This encounter will permanently alter his life and can only be remembered in secrecy.

  • Official Selection – Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Duration: 15:00



Still from En Retour (In Return)

EN RETOUR (IN RETURN)

Dir: Benjamin Wacksmann
France – 2013

Middle-aged Jean-Marc invites the much younger Simon for dinner in his Paris apartment. After an initially warm meeting, they discover each other’s expectations, leading to an escalating tension throughout the evening…

Duration: 18:00



Still from Rehovot

REHOVOT

Dir: Sofia Gutman
Israel – 2014

In the sunlit town named Rehovot, a father and his daughter spend a day together. When night falls the girl is confronted with her parent’s violent past. She dives into a world of images and frightening memories.

Duration: 8:30



Still from Mouse-X

MOUSE-X – AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

Dir: Justin Tagg
UK – 2013

Anderson wakes in a building with no idea where he is or how he got there. Slowly he discovers that in the rooms around him are a thousand clones of himself, all of whom woke into the same mysterious scenario.

Duration: 15:00



Still from Memorable Moi (Remember Me)

MEMORABLE MOI (REMEMBER ME)

Dir: Jean-Francois Asselin
Canada – 2013

Mathieu seeks all ways to attract attention to himself. It is a matter of survival: you think of me so I am.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 15:00



Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And, by the way, 2015 subscriptions are still on sale at a reduced price! Get all your 2015 shorts in advance!