Monthly Archives: June 2010

Interview: Brent Hoff

I’m a huge fan of Wholphin, a quarterly DVD filled with short films published by the fine folks behind McSweeney’s and The Believer magazines. It’s one of the chief reasons why my appreciation for short films continues to grow. So … Continue reading

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Directors: Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen): Toronto directors Dunn and McFadyen’s previous efforts Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Global Metal, and Iron Maiden: Flight 666 were solid, if unspectacular, examinations of various aspects of the world … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Shorts: Out There

Always one of my favourite programs at the Worldwide Short Film Fest, the sci-fi shorts this year were also very strong, and less “retro-kitsch” than last year’s. Nice to see entries from such sci-fi hotspots as New Zealand and Africa … Continue reading

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Worldwide Short Film Festival 2010 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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