Wednesday, August 31, 2011

And we're back! Normal YoungCuts blogging will now resume!

And we're back! Normal YoungCuts blogging will now resume!

Here at the YoungCuts offices we have been ridiculously busy working on a project producing 100 short films about key concepts in Introductory Economics for (We are about half done that project which involved filming more than 20 professors from 12 different states/provinces across North America.)

In addition, the Canada Post strike really set us back. The day the strike ended, we got 10 films for the Festival and we foolishly thought that was the accumulated back-log. Then we got 20 the next day and found out that the strike had stopped the films where they were for 2 weeks. So every day for the next two weeks, we got more and more films!

When we finally dug our way out, bleary-eyed and fatigued, we had a list of some amazing films to program. Many of the films that we rejected this year would have won awards at previous YoungCuts Film Festivals. The Teen category is particularly strong with a number of films that could play at any Festival anywhere in the world against competition with decades more experience.

We have finalized our Top 100 list (which goes over 100 just a smudge a lot) and we are preparing to release our official press release. Full screening details with lists of what films are playing when are next, but for the moment, we can confirm the following:

All the screenings will take place at the Guzzo Mega-Plex Sphèretech 14, 3500 Côte-Vertu, Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, Canada on the following dates and times:

Oasis HD Presents:
The 10th Anniversary YoungCuts Film Festival

Friday, September 30th:

1PM: Journées de la culture FREE screening

Featuring films by young Quebec filmmakers, the opening screening is designed to show high school students the kinds of films that they can aspire to produce at the CEGEP level.

Limited seating please contact us to reserve seats. ( or 514.285.4591)

7PM: Virgin96 presents the Canadian Heritage Grand Opening screening

Featuring Quebec’s best young Anglophone filmmakers, as well as young Quebec filmmakers creating films designed to be accessible to an Anglophone audience.

9PM: Oasis HD screening
The opening night concludes with a fantastic documentary, Finding Fathers, an emotional journey by American war orphans who visit their fathers’ graves in Normandy.

Saturday, October 1st:

5PM: Animation and Music screening

7PM: En Primeur screening

9PM: Tribute Magazine screening

Sunday, October 2nd

5PM: Teen screening

Featuring the best films by Teen filmmakers.

Includes two incredible films The 36 and Untermensch (Subhuman) as well as a film about Montreal neighbourhood Little Burgundy called I Love Burgz produced by charity Leave Out Violence.

7PM: screening

9PM: Oasis HD Grand Prix Screening

Featuring the very best films of the YoungCuts Film Festival.

For more information about the YoungCuts Film Festival, keep an eye on this blog, and our web-site, follow our official Twitter feed or contact us at 514.285.4591.

(And this is the very unofficial twitter feed of our Festival Director)

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