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Ticket Giveaway: Brazil Film Fest

Brazil Film Fest 2013

We’re very happy to be co-presenting for the first time this year at the Brazil Film Fest, which takes place from November 28 – December 1 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Our co-presentation is a feature film called Along the Way (À Beira do Caminho) and it looks reminiscent of another Brazilian classic, Walter Salles’ 1998 film Central Station. A lonely truck driver discovers a fatherless boy hiding in his truck, forcing him to deal with his own past.

More information and the film’s trailer.

We’re also giving away two pairs of tickets. And we’re using this ContestHopper plugin for the first time so let me know if you experience any weirdness. Good luck!

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Full Program for July 13 Screening

I’m happy to announce our full program for July 13. We’ll be showing a film from local filmmaker Alex Kingsmill and one from young Australian filmmaker Andrew Kavanagh in addition to the Future Shorts pop up festival slate. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing more information about each film individually, but for now, here’s the overview. If you like what you see, why not save $2 and get your advance tickets now?

Still from Bang


Dir: Alex Kingsmill
Canada – 2012

Bang is a critique of the often predictable aspects of human nature, juxtaposed against the state of flux surrounding us, most evident in the universe we inhabit.

  • Official Selection – Toronto Youth Shorts Festival

Duration: 5:00

Still from At The Formal


Dir: Andrew Kavanagh
Australia – 2010

Behind the veil of civil ideals, is the modern ceremony of a high school formal all that different from the ancient ceremony of ritual sacrifice?

  • Official Selection – Locarno International Film Festival

Duration: 8:00

Still from A Morning Stroll


Dir: Grant Orchard
United Kingdom – 2012

Created by Studio AKA, the multi-BAFTA winning company behind Future Shorts favourite Jojo in the Stars, Grant Orchard’s A Morning Stroll is the story of an encounter between a New Yorker and a chicken. Told over three acts spanning over 100 years, this incredibly successful animated short has already won a BAFTA and a Jury Award at Sundance and was nominated for a Short Animated Film Oscar.

  • Jury Award – Sundance Film Festival
  • Best Short Animation – BAFTA Film Awards
  • Nominee – Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

Duration: 7:00

Still from Guest


Dir: Ga Eun-Yoon
South Korea – 2011

A teenager angry at her father’s affair barges into his mistress’ house to find her two little kids. Winner of the 2012 International Grand Prix at Clermont -Ferrand, Guest is a beautifully acted coming-of-age portrayal of emotions from Korean National University of Arts’ film program.

  • International Grand Prix – International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand

Duration: 20:00

Still from (notes on) biology


Dir: Will Madden
United States – 2011

A stop motion animation, (notes on) biology was the winner of Best Short at SXSW. This very clever short film brought to us by Ornana Films follows a student’s imagination during a Biology class.

  • Best Short – South by Southwest Film Festival

Duration: 6:00

Still from We'll Become Oil


Dir: Mihai Grecu
Romania – 2011

A winner at the Tampere Film Festival, this experimental documentary inspired by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill describes the effect of conflict in geographical spaces.

  • Best Animated Film – Tampere Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Slamdance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Worldwide Short Film Festival

Duration: 6:00

Still from Street Vendor Cinema


Dir: Clarissa Knoll
Brazil – 2011

A short film producer sells filmmaking on demand in the busiest shopping street of Brazil. The outcome is an extraordinary mix of genres, from a samurai epic to a family melodrama, all born out of popular fantasy shaped amid the market’s chaos.

  • Official Selection – New Directors/New Films (New York)

Duration: 15:00

Still from Tumult


Dir: John Barrington
United Kingdom – 2011

A tribe of Norse warriors traipses across a barren landscape after battle. Their dying chief is about to hand over power to his son when an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

Duration: 13:00

Still from Fireworks


Dir: Victor Hugo Duran
United States – 2011

Growing up in Los Angeles, the fourth of July was always about fireworks. Against the holiday backdrop in South LA, Fireworks is a coming-of-age story of two adolescent boys on a quest to impress a group of girls.

  • Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival

Duration: 11:00

So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets and join us!