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Telefilm Canada presents Canada: Not Short on Talent for the second year running at the Cannes Film Market
A program of 25 new short films curated by Danny Lennon
Montreal, April 27, 2012 – For the seventh edition of Perspective Canada at the Cannes Film Market, Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Canada: Not Short on Talent is back for a second year. The program of 25 Canadian shorts was curated by Danny Lennon, the founder of Prends ça court! and a renowned programmer on the international festival circuit.
The films were selected to represent the diversity of Canadian talent, with directors from all across the country. Emerging talent is featured in both Herd Leader (Chef de meute) by Chloé Robichaud, competing in the Official Selection for the Short Film Palme d’or, and With Jeff (Avec Jeff, à moto) by Marie-Ève Juste screening at the Directors’ Fortnight. The selection also includes well-known directors such as Robin Aubert, Deco Dawson and Diane Obomsawin, as well as award-winning creations such as Doubles With Slight Pepper by Ian Harnarine, winner of best Canadian short at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Genie Awards, and financed by the Spike Lee Production Fund.
The program will premiere on May 22 and a promotional video created by Danny Lennon is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x2Bfs4sosk&feature=youtu.be
Canada: Not Short on Talent program
- A River In The Woods by Christian Sparkes, produced by Away Films
- Amelia by Andrew Silke, produced by Silke Productions
- Anata O Korosu by Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy, produced by Jean-Marc E. Roy
- With Jeff (Avec Jeff, à moto) by Marie-Ève Juste, produced by Voyous Films
- Barefoot by Danis Goulet, produced by Treeline Pictures
- Bydlo by Patrick Bouchard, produced by the National Film Board of Canada
- Herd Leader (Chef de meute) by Chloé Robichaud, produced by La Boîte à Fanny and Les Films de la meute
- Doubles With Slight Pepper by Ian Harnarine, produced by Ian Harnarine, Jason Harnarine and Ryan Silbert
- Gephyrophobia by Caroline Monnet, produced by Caroline Monnet
- Goths! On The Bus! by Karen Asmundson and Jaimz Asmundson, produced by Jaimz Asmundson
- Joanna Makes a Friend by Jeremy Lutter, produced by Broken Mirror Films and Like Minded Media
- Kaspar by Diane Obomsawin, produced by the National Film Board of Canada
- Late by Jason Goode, produced by Jenkinson / Goode Productions
- The Near Future (Le futur proche) by Sophie Goyette, produced by Sophie Goyette
- Margo Lily by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart, produced by Lithium Studios Productions and Dark Hope Entertainment
- Keep A Modest Head (Ne crâne pas sois modeste) by Deco Dawson, produced by Endstop and Elsewhere, and Microclimat Films
- Ne pas reculer by Dominique Laurence, produced by Kino
- Not Far From The Abattoir by Kyle Thomas, produced by North Country Cinema
- Board (Planche à l'œil) by Ian Lagarde, produced by Annick Blanc and Ian Lagarde
- The Horse Latitudes by Duncan McDowall, produced by Antler Films
- The Tape by Matt Austin Sadowski, produced by Spontaneously Combusted Films
- Throat Song by Miranda de Pencier, produced by Northwood Productions
- Everything Is All Right (Tout va mieux) by Robin Aubert, produced by Lynx Films
- We Refuse To Be Cold by Alexander Carson, produced by North Country Cinema
- When You Sleep by Ashley McKenzie, produced by Grassfire Films
The shorts are also entered in the Short Film Corner, a section of the Cannes Film Market dedicated to short films, with viewing stations for buyers and accredited professionals.
Canada in Cannes on the web
On May 2, Telefilm Canada will launch its microsite (www.canada-cannes2012.ca) that offers information about the Canadian presence in Cannes, including schedules and details about the films presented at the Festival, Perspective Canada and the Canada: Not Short on Talent program. Profiles of Canadian producers and other Canadian companies registered at the Canadian Pavilion will also be available.