The filmmakers will each win an award tonight in one of the festival's categories: Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography and Achievement in Documentary. They will each also receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France courtesy of Air Canada, while the winner of the Best Short Film will receive $5,000, courtesy of sponsor Cineplex.
Jury members include Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Gordon Pinsent, Callum Keith Rennie, Saul Rubinek and Jacob Tierney.
Alexander Carson, "We Refuse to Be Cold"
Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas, "Noeud papillon" (To view trailer, click here.) The most humourous of the bunch, this is also the only French entry in the finals. It's picture day at school for a young boy, who's mother always dresses him in out-there outfits. A joy to watch, it's easy to get lost in middle-school nostalgia as petty grievances turn into big vengeance.
Danielle Sahota and Davina Rimmer for "We Blinded the Sun"
Justin Friesen for "Let's Make Lemonade"
Free public screenings of the top six films and the award ceremony are taking place on Wednesday, November 7 in Toronto (Varsity Theatre and Panorama Lounge, respectively), along with screenings in Vancouver and Montreal.