Monday, 21 July 2008

TIFF'08 - Short Cuts Canada, Canada Open Vault & Jury Members

More news on the Canadian front of TIFF'08 including Canadian Film Awards, Jury Members, Canada Open Vault selection and Short Cuts Canada programme titles.

TIFF Canadian Film Awards And 2008 Jury Members

City of Toronto Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. This award includes a cash prize of $30,000 to a Canadian filmmaker. The 2007 winner was Guy Maddin for My Winnipeg.

The Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film. This award includes a cash prize of $15,000 to a Canadian filmmaker for an exemplary first feature. The 2007 winner was Stéphane Lafleur for Continental, un film sans fusil.

Best Canadian Short includes a $10,000 cash prize. The 2007 winner was Chris Chong Chan Fui for Pool.

2008 Jury Members for feature films are: Sarah Polley, Ann Marie Fleming and Michael Burns (feature films) and for short films are: Min Sook Lee, Louise Archambault and a third jury member is tba.

Awards will be presented at the Festival's Awards Reception on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

The 2008 selection for Canadian Open Vault is a spectacular choice of a quintessentially Canadian film:

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
Dir: François Girard (The Red Violin, Silk)
Cast: Colm Feore, Don McKellar, Gerry Quigley, David Hughes, Bruno Monsaingeon, Yehudi Menuhin, Peter Millard, Carlo Rota, Katya Ladan, Gale Garnett

The TIFF'08 announcement for the Short Cuts Canada programme brings 38 titles of short films to the festival for 2008. These films are eligible for the Award for Best Canadian Short Film which has a $10,000 cash prize.

Short Cuts Canada

Dir: Candice Day
6 minutes

The Amendment
Dir: Kevin Papatie
4 minutes

Baghdad Twist
Dir: Joe Balass
33 minutes

La Battue
Dir:Guy Édoin
19 minutes

Dir: Jordan Canning
16 minutes

Dir: Elizabeth Lazebnik
5 minutes

The Catsitter
Dir: Tim Hamilton
10 minutes

Cattle Call
Dirs: Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Rankin
4 minutes

The Earring
Dirs: Nicholas Pye and Sheila Pye
8 minutes

Forty Men for the Yukon
Dir: Tony Massil
19 minutes

Dir: Constant Mentzas
13 minutes

Green Door
Dir: Semi Chellas
13 minutes

Hers at Last
Dir: Helen Lee
18 minutes

How Are You?
Dirs: Martha Burns and Susan Coyne
18 minutes

Dir: Nicolas Brault
9 minutes

Dir: Sara St. Onge
5 minutes

Machine with Wishbone
Dir: Randall Okita
6 minutes
See review for Machine with Wishbone here

Next Floor
Dir: Denis Villeneuve
12 minutes

Night Vision
Dir: Philip Barker
24 minutes

Dir: Dan Popa
6 minutes

Dir: Karl Lemieux
15 minutes

Dir: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
24 minutes

Pat's First Kiss
Dir: Pat Mills
4 minutes

Pierce, Crush, Escape: Notes on the Boreal
Dir: Susan Turcot
9 minutes

Princess Margaret Blvd.
Dir: Kazik Radwanski
13 minutes

Dir: Annie Bradley
17 minutes

Rosa Rosa
Dir: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
8 minutes

Running (Heart, Mind, Body, Spirit)
Dir: Ann Marie Fleming
4 minutes

A Small Thing
Dir: Adam Garnet Jones
15 minutes

Dir: Sherry White
16 minutes

Dir: Jamie M. Dagg
13 minutes

Dir: Sarah Fortin
11 minutes

Uniform Material
Dir: Chris McCarroll
15 minutes

Us Chickens
Dir: Mark Van de Ven
20 minutes

Mon Nom est Victor Gazon
Dir: Patrick Gazé
10 minutes

The Workout
Dir: Sami Khan
11 minutes

What I've Lost
Dir: Duraid Munajim
11 minutes

Whitmore Park
Dir: Brian Stockton
9 minutes

The Toronto International Film Festival 2008 runs from September 4-13/08 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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