Of the four nominees for Best Short Film at this year’s DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) awards, three of them are bravoFACT funded shorts!
Following a highly successful run at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Craig Goodwill director/writer of the short film Patch Town today announced Montreal-based Suki Films is on board to co-produce a feature version of the film. Patch Town has received high praise from the press, industry and the public throughout TIFF and is expected to travel the festival circuit with Sudbury International Film festival (Cinefest) as its next stop. The short stars Lisa Ray and Rob Ramsay, and is produced/written by Catherine Gourdier, produced by Anneli Ekborn and co-produced by David Sparkes.
Cinéfest Sudbury has announced its Canadian and International Shorts Programs for 2011, and the lineup includes four shorts produced with funding from Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent): Tungijuq directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, Choke directed by Michelle Latimer, At Lunchtime: A Story of Love directed by Brad Dryborough, Patch Town directed by Craig Goodwill, Rung directed by Chris Hanratty, and Up in Cottage Country directed by Simon Ennis.