Friday, June 3, 2011

Which Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Should Go to the Next TIFF?

If you plan to attend the next Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held from September 8 to 18, you may think of voting for the Canadian film from an emerging director you'd like to see.

Here's the list of the five films:

* Esther and Leib - Sean Wainsteim - (Toronto, Ontario).
A raw portrait of Esther and Leib, a couple who met when escaping Europe, as they reflect on the passing years and each other.

* My First Movie - Gabriel Taraboulsy - (Montréal, Quebec)
Tasked with making a video portrait of her family, a young filmmaker plants a hidden camera, capturing a vision of her family that is far different from anything she imagined.

* Next of Kin - Kara Blake - (Montréal, Quebec)
Documenting the parallel lives of two sisters surviving a long, cold winter in Montreal.

* The Revenge Plot - Jared Raab - (Toronto, Ontario)
After Matt and his friends are dissed in the schoolyard by a group of girls, they set to work on an elaborate and merciless plan for revenge.

* Saturday Night - Kaveh Nabatian - (Montréal, Quebec)
New Year's Eve. Boy meets girl. A film about unprotected sex, destiny and soul music.

The voting process already began. It goes on to June 30 until 11:59 PM EST.

The winning director receives $15,000 while the one in second place gets $10,000. The winner gets to have his film screened at the TIFF'S RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition.


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