Stefan Verna was born in Zaire [now called the Democratic Republic of Congo] but was raised in Montreal.
Three Bravo!FACT shorts will be screening at this year’s Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival!
Actor David Alpay had planned to pursue a career in neuroscience—he even went so far as to win the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Brain Bee in grade 12. Alpay was also a member of the school’s winning dragon boat race team and at one time the principal violinist for the Canadian Dance Tapestry. Prior to his first film role, he was studying at the University of Toronto, and he returned there to pursue a Masters in the History of Medicine. Continue reading
All projects awarded Bravo!FACT grants at the 8 December 2011 jury meeting are listed below. Thank you to everyone who applied. Applicants who received a grant will be contacted directly with information outlining the amount awarded and other important details. Below is a list of the award recipients from this round. Congratulations!
Two Bravo!FACT films were chosen by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as part of their Top 10 short films of 2011. We Ate the Children Last, directed by Andrew Cividino, is based on a short story by Canadian author Yann Martel, whereby a radical surgery that transplants pig organs to humans redefines society, as it transforms from medical miracle to pop phenomenon in which a garbage diet is chic. Government agents are swift to act when a segment of this counter culture turns violent.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so Bravo!FACT’s December feature playlist is chock full of holiday spirit. Get some eggnog and cookies and enjoy!