Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker (Director: Kathryn Bigelow): I have only seen one other Kathryn Bigelow film, the oddly mis­cast Strange Days (1995), so I’m far from an expert on her work, but other crit­ics have poin­ted out that she’s a first-rate … Continue read­ing

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One of the greatest things about attend­ing SIFT this year was meet­ing some won­der­ful film­makers. Paramita Nath is a Toronto nat­ive who has just had her first film, a doc­u­ment­ary short, accep­ted at the Palm Springs Shortfest in California. Although … Continue read­ing

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Celebrity Shorts

“What I’ve always wanted to do is dir­ect.” More cringe­worthy words have never been uttered, when it comes to Hollywood stars want­ing to switch sides of the cam­era. But is that fair? Lots of act­ors have gone on to respect­able … Continue read­ing

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Sci-Fi Shorts: Out There

Space. The final fron­tier. To boldly go where no short film­maker has gone before…I was look­ing for­ward to this col­lec­tion of sci-fi shorts for two reas­ons. First was to see the sort of kitschy retro-camp stuff where the effects and … Continue read­ing

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Worldwide Shorts Fest 2009 Opening Night Gala

As is their cus­tom, the organ­izers of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival ded­ic­ate the Opening Night pro­gram to award-win­n­ing shorts from around the world. This means that these films have screened lots of other places, but for me, they’re … Continue read­ing

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