TIFF Short Cuts

  1. Gary and Jenny share the same cramped “office space” as all beat cops: the front seat of a patrol car. Their evolving relationship is an emotional rollercoaster ride that stands in often-comedic contrast to the procession of thugs and criminals filling the back seat.

    Written & Directed by Charlotte Regan
    Produced by Jack Hannon

    Cast - Andrew Paul, Alexa Morden, Leon Cunningham, Margaret Towner, Richard Sherwood & John Layton
    Director Of Photography - Bradley Stearn
    1st AC - Ellis Doig
    2nd AC - Lucas Campain
    Spark - Sal Redpath
    Electrician - Graeme Condon

    Production Manager - Alice Groves
    1st AD - Jared Peysner
    Sound Recordist - Nick Grant
    Sound Design - Michael Ling
    Editor - Charlotte Regan
    Colourist - John Layton
    Credits - Asad Denova
    Production Designer - Elena Muntoni
    Hair & Make-Up - Rose Redrup
    Music - Skepta 'Shutdown'

    BAFTA Nominated
    Winner of Sundance Ignite
    Winner of BFI Future Film Festival Lab Award
    Winner of BFI Future Film Festival New Talent Award
    Winner of Lifetime Shorts competition
    Winner of Excellence In Women's Filmmaking at ECU Film Festival
    Winner of Best Director at ASIFF
    Winner of Best Screenplay at ASIFF

    Official selection Toronto International Film Festival
    Official selection London Short Film Festival
    Official selection Whistler Film Festival
    Official selection Foyle Film Festival
    Official selection LOCO Film Festival
    Official selection ASIFF Film Festival
    Official selection ECU Film Festival

    # vimeo.com/207630463 Uploaded 294K Views 94 Comments
  2. Directed by Carolina Markowicz & Fernanda Salloum
    Written by Carolina Markowicz
    Produced by Fulano Filmes
    Staring Daniel Hendler as Javier Juarez Garcia
    Official Selection, 2014 Toronto Intl. Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Atlanta Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Florida Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Cleveland Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2015 Flickerfest Australia
    Official Selection, 2015 Athens Video+Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2014 Warsaw Intl. Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2014 Rio Intl. Film Festival
    Official Selection, 2016 Toulouse
    200+ selections worldwide, 20+ Awards including 10x Best Film

    # vimeo.com/199060169 Uploaded 161K Views 28 Comments
  3. It’s another quiet summer day in Park Dufresne. The neighbourhood teens loiter about until a young park monitor shows up for his first day of work. Two universes clash and a territorial struggle begins…

    Writer / Director / Editor: Yan Giroux
    Producer: Annick Blanc
    DOP: Ian Lagarde
    Sound Editor: Marie-Pierre Grenier
    Music: Marie-Hélène L. Delorme

    # vimeo.com/62452128 Uploaded 101K Views 60 Comments
  4. "Papa Machete" is a glimpse into the life of Alfred Avril, an aging subsistence farmer who lives in the hills of Jacmel, Haiti. He also happens to be a master of the mysterious martial art of Haitian machete fencing, also known as Tire Machèt. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete—which is both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival—Avril provides a bridge between his country’s traditional past and its troubled present. The film documents his proud devotion to his heritage and his struggle to keep it alive in the face of contemporary globalization.

    A Third Horizon Film
    In Association with Borscht Corp
    Co-Produced by Coffee and Celluloid and Four Bent Corners

    Directed by Jonathan David Kane
    Executive Producers / Writers: Jason Fitzroy Jeffers & Keisha Rae Witherspoon
    Director of Photography: Richard Patterson
    Co-Producer: Joey Daoud
    Sound Design: Joel C. Hernandez


    Toronto International Film Festival '14 (Toronto, Canada)
    Borscht Film Festival '14 (Miami, FL, USA)
    Sundance Film Festival '15 (Park City, UT, USA)
    Sheffield Documentary Festival '15 (Sheffield, UK)
    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival '16 (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
    Miami International Film Festival '15 (Miami, FL, USA)
    Blackstar Film Festival '15 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
    Traverse City Film Festival '15 (Traverse City, MI)
    Maryland Film Festival '15 (Baltimore, MD, USA)
    Zanzibar International Film Festival '15 (Awarded "Best Documentary") (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
    Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival '15 (Awarded "Best Documentary Short") (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
    New Voices in Black Cinema '15 (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
    Nashville Film Festival '15 (Nashville, TN, USA)
    Treefort Film Festival '15 (Boise, ID, USA)
    East Oregon Film Festival '15 (La Grande, OR, USA)
    Indie Grits Film Festival '15 (Columbia, SC, USA)
    Little Rock Film Festival '15 (Little Rock, AK, USA)
    Haiti Film Festival '15 (New York, NY, USA)
    Regard sur La Court Film Festival '15 (Saguenay, Quebec, Canada)
    Key West Film Festival '15 (Awarded Best Florida Short) (Key West, FL, USA)
    Minneapolis Underground Film Festival '15 (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
    Ambulante Film Festival '15 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
    Rooftop Films Summer Series '15 (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
    Brooklyn Museum '15 (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
    International Festival of New Latin American Cinema '15 (Havana, Cuba)
    FEMI Guadeloupe International Film Festival '16 (Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe)

    # vimeo.com/182706453 Uploaded 99.7K Views 18 Comments
  5. (!The filmmakers highly recommend wearing headphones for the fullest 'o negative' experience!)
    O NEGATIVE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before playing festivals all over the world. It was named one of the Top Ten short films of the year by TIFF.
    It is featured on Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2016/10/31/o-negative/
    and is a Vimeo Staff Pick.

    written and directed by Steven McCarthy (contact: onegativefilm@gmail.com)

    Featuring Alyx Melone, Steven McCarthy and Sandra Forsell.
    Produced by Steven McCarthy, Eric Haapala, and Corinne Wilkerson
    Director of Photography - Cabot McNenly
    Edited by Stéphane Lafleur
    Art Direction - Cory Hawke
    Key Make-up - Jen Roomes
    Costume design - Jenna McCutchen
    First assistant director - Aaron Duncan
    Key Grip/Gaffer - James Castellani
    Sound recordist - Danial O'Brien
    First assistant Camera - Matt Bendo
    2nd Assistant Camera - Carlo "Mak" Pozzebon
    Locations - Eric Haapala
    Catering - Gore Street Cafe
    Production Manager - Liz Whitmere
    Sound design - Aaron Mirkin
    Composers - Gordon Hyland and Sam McLellan
    Colourist - AJ McLauchlin
    Sound Mixer - Omie Craden
    Poster by Jeff Mann
    Executive Producers - Michael Majeski, Kishwar Iqbal, Steve and Kimberley Cherry, Steven McCarthy
    A Candles are for Burning production.

    # vimeo.com/135764554 Uploaded 171K Views 36 Comments

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