Category Archives: 2008 Festival

Movie Watch – George Lucas in Love

George Lucas in Love is such a wonderful spoof of how the script for Star Wars was created that I included it in our 2008 fest even though it was nine years old at that point. Directed by Joe Nussbaum and … Continue reading

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Movie Watch – Six Shooter

If you’re looking for something completely different from the sentimental sweetness of Valentine’s Day, here’s one of the blackest comedies I’ve ever seen. It’s so dark that I cried the first time I saw it, and yet 2 months later, … Continue reading

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Classical Music Shorts

Good music is such an important part of a good film, but when the music exists before the film is shot, does that make it a music video?  This was a distinction that one filmmaker made to me when I … Continue reading

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Favorite Festival Film

With Christmas less than a week away, I’d like to share my favorite film from the 289 we’ve screened over the first 5 years of the fest.  It’s from Belgium, 14 minutes long, and it was the first Oscar-nominated film … Continue reading

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Producing 101

Most people can rattle off a long list of famous actors, a much shorter list of famous directors, but maybe only a few producers.   What does a producer do, particularly when it comes to making films in Canada? Apparently, even … Continue reading

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