Tuesday, 11 December 2007
One Minute Film and Video Festival 2007
2007 marks the 5th year for the One Minute Film and Video Festival. Every year there is a theme for the festival and for 2007 the theme is Secrets. This theme provided us with many films to see, and I was surprized at how often I was thinking during the film: What's the secret? It must have been a challenge to hide and reveal a secret in a mere sixty seconds.
With 52 films it was not easy to hold in the noggin' what happened in each and every one. Thankfully the festival provides views with a program that lists each of the one minute wonders along with a still shot. I for one, say a hearty "Thank you!" for the lovely memory jogger.
Here are the stand outs:
Beautiful and tender moments of a flower in a glass
A wealth of expression, and ice
This one got my vote for best. Perfect in every sense of the word.
Daniel Cockburn & Jeff Szpirglas
Spoilers indeed, each and every one
Coming out of Context
Brilliant reinterpretation of the Archie comics
Nobody Listens to a Hysterical Woman
Penny Lane & Jesse Stiles
Intense and successful at creating a truly uncomfortable environment
This Thing is Bigger than the Both of Use: These Are Facts
Effective and tense
Best name out of the short, and bizarre film to boot!
The festival was a lot of fun, great energy in the room and was rounded off with awards presentation. It really packed a lot into one great night. I highly recommend checking it out next year and the years to come.
Matthew C. Brown and Meredith Dault presenting honourable mention to Evan Tapper for Ice9
Matthew C. Brown, Meredith Dault presenting award for animation to Flemish Beauty for The Inquisitive Snail
The 5th One Minute Film and Video Festival was on November 22 2007 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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