2020 Festival Awards

Our third annual festival was held last month, virtually across Canada, and once more exceeded my expectations. I’m grateful to our staff, volunteers, audience, and especially to our filmmakers, and I want to recognize those films awarded by our juries and audience. Thank you to all our jury members for their hard work and for […]

Full 2020 Lineup Revealed

Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. I’m delighted to share the full lineup for our 2020 (virtual) festival, which will be screened online all across Canada from November 13-22. Thanks are in order to our amazing programming team: Linda Taillon, Diana Sernick, Keith Klegman, Cameron Carpenter, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Brennan Tilley, Ariane Molinatti, Iris […]

Announcing Our 2020 Animation Jury

I’m particularly delighted to share with you our 2020 animation jury. Each of these members has some history with the festival, with one going back to the very beginning! We’re so thankful to have their participation this year. Kirsten Lepore Kirsten Lepore is an LA-based director and animator, and alumna of CalArts. Her viral hit […]


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Announcing Our 2020 Documentary Jury

Very happy to share that this group of documentary experts will be judging this year’s selection of documentary shorts. We are honoured to have their participation! Shane Smith Shane Smith is Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest festival and market for documentary film. Smith previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival […]

Announcing Our 2020 Narrative Jury

One of my favourite parts of running the festival (other than finding so many awesome films and filmmakers) is getting to work with other film industry professionals, and each year I’ve been honoured and delighted to have such great people on our juries. This year is no exception. I’m very proud to introduce you to […]

2020 Poster Premiere!

Hello, shorts lovers! I’m excited to reveal our 2020 festival poster, designed by Jacob Rolfe. Jacob is an illustrator and screen-printer living in Cherry Hill, Nova Scotia, where he has a home studio. When not in there, he sometimes acts as Ricky’s son-in-law on the TV show Trailer Park Boys. You can see lots more […]