Every year, Bravo!FACT hosts a brunch to honour the directors of the films selected as part of TIFF’s Short Cuts Canada program. The event is attended by all the directors, TIFF programmers, and other film festival programmers and industry insiders.
All photos by Greig Reekie
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.
How real-life G20 protests became part of a fictional film, now showing at TIFF.
When filmmaker Andrew Cividino began shooting his short film We Ate the Children Last in June 2010, he wanted to create a dystopian setting to match the dark narrative. Part way through filming, however, he found himself in the midst of a real police state in downtown Toronto. The film, which premieres this week at TIFF, is set in the future, but Cividino and his crew shot their riot footage smack in the middle of Toronto’s G20 weekend.