Tuesday, August 24, 2010

YoungCuts Film Festival Announces Top 100 Short Films in the World

YoungCuts Film Festival Announces Top 100 Short Films in the World
(by Filmmakers 25 and under)
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MONTREAL, QC, August 23, 2010
– Today the YoungCuts Film Festival announced this year’s line-up of the top 100 short films by young filmmakers from around the world.  The films, produced by filmmakers 25 years old and under, will play at Montreal’s Cinema du Parc (3575 parc avenue) on September 24th and 25th. Justin Trudeau, Member of Parliament for Papineau, lends his support to young artists in his capacity as the Film Festival’s Honorary Chairman. The festival will begin with an opening party for filmmakers and fans, on September 23rd at nightclub Salon Officiel (351 Roy E.). The party will start at 8pm with a video performance and the general public is welcome

This year’s festival program features guest speakers from the cinema and television industry. The festival has partnered with the popular Les Journée de la culture to introduce a special educational panel called Rencontres avec le cinema, where interested students can learn about various cinema schools and communication programs and discuss career opportunities with film and television industry professionals. Participating sponsors include Tribute, En Primeur, High Fidelity HDTV, Virgin 96, Mirror, iCi Weekend, MyFilmmaker.com and the Ville de Montréal.

Each year, YoungCuts chooses its top 100 films from more than 1,000 submissions by filmmakers from countries around the world. This year’s participating countries included Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Serbia, Morocco, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya and South Korea.

Tickets for individual screenings at Cinema du Parc are available for $7.50 or ten tickets for $50. Tickets may be purchased online at www.youngcutsfilmfest.com. For information contact 514-285-4591 or info@youngcutsfilmfest.com.

List of Top 100 (A to Z)

A Bump on the Head, by Jonathan Moxness (Canada)
Abra Cadaver, by Jay McBeth (Canada)
A Good Indian, by Andrew George (Canada)
Ain't That The Way, by Matt Paley (USA)
Animal, by Skyler Proctor (USA)
A War Story, A Love Story, by Matthew Evans (USA)
Beg, by Tommy Malone (Canada)
Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not), by Cyril Aris and Mounia Aki (Lebanon)
Big Brother, by Jay Salahi (USA)
Birdhouse, by Chris Diaz (Canada)
Blood Job, by Wayne Robinson (Canada)
Ceci n'est pas une drag queen, by Olivier Lessard (Canada)
Cetvrtak (Thursday), by Nikola Ljuca (Serbia)
Chienne de vie, by Soffie Mallet (Canada)
Chroma, by Colin Racicot (Canada)
Climb, by Alexander Leu (Canada)
Coming Back, by Kelly Bumford (USA)
Comment se noie une légende, by Mirek Hamet (Canada)
Dark Roads, by Jason Kent Carpenter (USA)
Dick Picture, by Matt Kazman (Canada)
Do You Know How Much I Love You, by Caroline Claflin (USA)
Dreamland, by David Marriott (Canada)
Echomotion, by Bret Kerven (USA)
Eclipse, by Liat Koren (USA)
El Turista, by Arcelia Ocana Manjarrez (Canada)
Empire City, by David McDonald (Canada)
Ewe Snooze, Ewe Lose, by David Ward (Australia)
Final Revision, by Sofia Gomez (USA)
Flocons et carottes, by Samantha Leriche-Gionet (Canada)
Forfeit of Grace, by Kane Senes (USA/Australia)
For Your Convenience, by Chas Fisher (Australia)
From the Second Chair, by Darol Michael Carr (USA)
Full Count, by Patrick Collier (USA)
Hotspur, by Josh Eisenberg (USA)
How to be More Average, by Charlotte Hamlyn (Australia)
Hunger, by Michael Winston (USA)
Inside, by Yaz Rabadi (Canada)
In The Blink of Love, by Pedro Clampolini (USA)
Joy, by Max Doré (Canada)
Julian, by Matthew Joran Rovet (Canada)
Just a Love Story, by I-Fu Chen (Canada)
Kick it Now, by Loui Philipe Moar (Canada)
La Course, by Sheila-Vicky Brazeau (Canada)
La Khaima: The Tent of Mile-End, by Adam Shamash (Canada)
La tonsure, by Marie Pier Ottawa (Canada)
Little Boy, by Quentin Rameau (France)
Long Live the Duke, by Matt Brailey (USA)
L'orage, by Bradley Brazeau (Canada)
Leave Out violence, by the kids from LOVE (Canada)
Mbegu, by Paul Plett (Canada/Kenya)
Mia, by Tamara Small (Australia)
Ne le dis pas, by Jani Bellefleur (Canada)
National Treasures, by YoungCuts (Canada)
No Time For Holiday, by Savannah Bloch (USA)
Not So Long Lasting, by Catherine Andre (USA)
Object Permanence, by AJ Korkiclakis (Canada)
One Man's Walk, by Kenneth and Nicholas Mitchell (UK)
Orbit, by Terrence Dankowych (Canada)
Paroles d'un oublié d'Hochelaga, by Andréann Cossette (Canada)
Piano Fingers, by Nicholas Carmen (USA)
Pigmalion, by Juan Reidinger (Canada)
Ping, by Jason Oshman (USA)
Popped, by Bianca Benduci (Canada)
Pretty Little Bits, by Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam (Canada)
Rain Crowds, by Ju Li Khaw (Canada)
Rhonda's Party, by Ashley McKenzie (Canada)
Royalty Free, by Mike Bernstein (USA)
Salsiccia, by Kyle Lastoria (Canada)
Sebastian Goes to Work, by Rosa Aiello (Canada)
Shade of Grey, by Miles Robison (Canada)
Sharks Under Siege, by Mike Wham (USA)
Shawn Harris Personal Trainer, by Tyler Silver and Simon Turkel (USA)
Sofia, by Shervin Kermani (Canada)
Stop. Think. Rewind., by Mattan Cohen and Jay Salahi (USA)
Straight and Narrow, by Kyle Steffler (Canada)
Sub Rosa, by Nadiah Hamzah (USA)
Superstitious?, by David Magnier (Ireland)
Teddy & Olivia, by Alan Larsen (USA)
Telefone, by Jeffrey Anderson Bliss (USA)
Ten Hours Later, by Andreas Haglund (Australia/Sweden)
The Arctic Circle, by Kevin Parry (Canada)
The Boy Who Knew, by Nicholas Arnold (Canada)
The Cooking Class, by Halsey Robertson and Zelda Wengrod (USA)
The Dark Room, by Rob Petit (UK)
The Inkwell Shuffle, by Christopher Diaz (Canada)
The Nuclear Genie, by Erik Choquette (USA)
The Parade, by Giorgia Farina (USA)
The Real Deal, by Taylor Jane Sella (USA)
The Stand, by Olivia Chuba (USA)
The Sweet Science: The Boss, by Evan Chan (Canada)
The Wages of War, by Dylan Pouliot (Canada)
Thunderstrike, by Eric Angelillo (Canada)
Traffic, by Oliver Milne (Canada)
Type O, by Brianna Brown (Canada)
Un trou dans la mémoire, by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers (Canada)
Valérie Cadieux auditionne, by Marie-Ève Beaumont and Guillaume Lambert (Canada)
Vaseline & Pepper, by Fraser Munden (Canada)
Walt, by Greg Yagolnitzer (USA)
Wank, by Sheldon Schwartz (USA)
Will Work For Food, by Geoff Allison (USA)
Windigo, by Kris McKenzie (Canada)
Winter's Wind, by Trishia Hazelwood (Canada)
Woodhands @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, by Ben Goloff and Josh Usheroff (Canada)
3-IRON, by Matt Kazman (USA)

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Founded in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival is the Premiere International Showcase for Great Short Films by the World’s Best Young Filmmakers 25 and under. This year marks the eighth edition of the Festival. Interest and participation in the Festival has increased every year.  Organizers now review annually more than a thousand short films from countries around the world to pick the top 100. The YoungCuts Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by Tribute, En Primeur, High Fidelity HDTV, Virgin Radio 96, Mirror, ICI, MyFilmmaker.com and the Ville de Montreal.

For media inquiries please contact:

Mike Ryan
Festival Director
YoungCuts Film Festival Inc.
1155 University, Suite 1015
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 285-4591

François Laurent
Assistant Director
YoungCuts Film Festival Inc.
1155 University, Suite 1015
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 285-4591

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