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2022 Poster Premiere!

Shorts Not Pants 2022 Festival Poster

Hello, shorts lovers! I’m excited to reveal our 2022 festival poster, once again designed by Jacob Rolfe. Jacob is an illustrator and screen-printer living in Cherry Hill, Nova Scotia, where he has a home studio. When not in there, he sometimes acts as Ricky’s son-in-law on the TV show Trailer Park Boys. You can see lots more at his Instagram: @floating.world.studio.

Jacob Rolfe

Watch out for our postcards again this year! And if you’re able to help distribute some in the GTA, please get in touch!

Poster for July 18

July 2013 Screening Poster (Design by Danielle Meder)

I’m delighted to reveal the poster for our July 18th screening. This time it’s designed by acclaimed fashion illustrator Danielle Meder (she’s @finalfashion on Twitter). Danielle is well-known for her insightful writing on the world of fashion as well as her live runway sketching and other illustration work. I’m tremendously grateful that she has contributed “Holly Godarkly” to help us publicize our screening. Danielle is also known for her amazing paper dolls and the word on the street is that we might have some Holly paper dolls available to share in the near future.

Join us on July 18th by getting your tickets in advance. You’ll save money too!

Poster and First Films for April 11

April 2013 Screening Poster (Design by Alex Kittle)

Here it is, folks! The first of our specially designed posters. This one, announcing our April 11, 2013 screening, was designed by film writer Alex Kittle (she’s @filmforager on Twitter). In addition to writing about film, she also makes excellent movie posters which she sells on Etsy. Rumour has it that she might be selling a limited edition run of this poster, too, so don’t miss it!

In addition to confirming that our next screening will be held on Thursday April 11th at 7pm at the Carlton, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at a few of the films that we’ll be showing too. And just so you know, tickets are already on sale! Get yours!

Still from Friend of Flies

Friend of Flies (Sweden, 2011, Director: Emil Gustafsson Ryderup, 13 minutes)

For want of friends, a little boy seeks fellowship among flies. Once he has gained their confidence, he finds himself in possession of endless power. But the power is not the solution to everything, and how is a child to master such responsibility? Using only three colours, black, white and red, Friend of Flies deploys a striking visual aesthetic to tell a melancholy tale about the loneliness of childhood.

Still from Voice Over

Voice Over (Spain, 2012, Director: Martin Rosete, 10 minutes)

I will not tell you whose voice over leads us through three extreme situations that are actually the same. Will you survive?

Still from Typesetter Blues

Typesetter Blues (Canada, 2012, Director: Hector Herrera, 3 minutes)

Typesetter Blues is a 3-minute animated short starring a likeable monster named Harold. In this melancholy love story, Harold falls for a new coworker, who unfortunately falls harder for someone else. Voiced by Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her, Pillars Of The Earth) Typesetter Blues is written in the nonsense poetry tradition of Edward Lear and Shel Silverstein.

We have lots more in store for this screening, which we’ll be revealing in the weeks to come. I hope you will join us!

Poster Artists Wanted!

I’m a big fan of poster art, both for movies and rock shows, and I was thinking how amazing it would be if we could have a unique poster designed for each screening in our series. It might just be used online, but if there was enough interest, I could see having a limited print run of posters or some letter-sized handbills printed up and posted around the city.

I have zero budget for this at the moment, but thought I’d throw the idea out there for any artists/designers/illustrators out there looking for an interesting challenge. ¬†Get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. And if you’re not an artist but know someone, please let them know!

This poster for Blood Simple by Jason Munn is a small example of some of the stuff I like, but I’m happy to look at all different kinds of work.

Poster for Blood Simple by Jason Munn