El regreso: Thursday August 22, 2019

Way back in October 2013, we presented our first (and so far, only) themed lineup. El ataque de los cineastas españoles was so great, we brought it back again in January 2014, and now we’re bringing it back again, five years later! These shorts, made between 2003 and 2012, are so weird and (to me, […]

February 2019 Audience Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who attended last night. There were a few different audience favourites, but congratulations to Cy Dodson (Beneath the Ink), whose film took the Audience Award prize! Beneath the Ink – 5 votes Caroline – 3 votes Fast Horse – 3 votes Brotherhood – 1 vote (12 votes total) Our next screening of […]

Full Program for February 21 Screening

We are tickled to be launching our EIGHTH great season on Thursday February 21st. We’d love it if you could join us! Thursday February 21st at 7:00pm Cinecycle 129 Spadina Avenue (slightly down the alley) BROTHERHOOD Dir: Meryam Joobeur Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden – 2018 Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and […]

2018 Festival Awards

Our very first festival was a huge success this past weekend, wildly exceeding my modest expectations. I’m grateful to everyone who shared, posted, tweeted, and especially those who attended our celebration of short film, and I can’t wait to start working on plans for 2019. But first, I want to recognize our award winners. Thank […]

Interview: Richard Raymond (Souls of Totality)

Second in our series of interviews/programme reveals is Richard Raymond, director of Souls of Totality, a thrilling exploration of love versus belief that stars Canadian treasure Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and her real-life boyfriend Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey). We spoke to Richard about the film recently. James McNally (JM): Apparently, this was the first film […]

Interview: David O’Reilly (Kubrick by Candlelight)

Today we begin revealing some highlights from our lineup, with the full slate to be announced in the weeks to come. First up, David O’Reilly, director of the mini-epic Kubrick by Candlelight, whose synopsis reads: “In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland and brought the whole goddamn British Army. A light hearted romantic comedy set […]

Shorts That Are Not Pants Festival 2018

UPDATE: The full programme and schedule is now available! You can also now buy tickets to individual screenings (though we hope you’ll take advantage of our money-saving passes!) We’re excited to announce our very first festival weekend! It will take place November 23-24 at Cinecycle (behind 129 Spadina, just south of Richmond and a little […]

Thursday July 19: American Dreams and Nightmares

This month we’re proud to present a curated programme of notable American short films from the past decade or so. These films have played festivals around the world and we’re happy to bring them to you here in Toronto. Please join us and bring a friend or two! Thursday July 19th at 7:00pm (but meet […]

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2018 Shorts Competition

We’re very pleased to be co-presenting this year’s shorts competition at the Toronto Korean Film Festival, which runs July 11-15 at Innis Town Hall. The shorts screening takes place on Saturday July 14 at 2:30pm. The following seven short films were chosen from more than 400 submissions, and represent the future of Korean filmmaking. More […]

Thursday June 21: Short Waves Festival Travelling Programme

This month we’re proud to present the travelling programme from Poland’s Short Waves Festival. In partnership with Ekran, Toronto’s Polish film festival, we’ll be presenting five award-winning short films from Poland, a country with a storied history of filmmaking, including such luminary directors as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Roman Polanski, and Agnieszka Holland. Thursday June 21st […]