Shorts That Are Not Pants – January 2013

The quarterly short film showcase Shorts That Are Not Pants kicked off its second year last night at the Carlton Cinema.  This fifth instalment featured everything from locally-made shorts, Canada’s Top Ten selections, Irish cop comedies, and a phone break-up visualized through animation. Some highlights from the showcase include:

  • A couple films from British director Luke Snellin, Mixtape and Disco, both of which deal with young love. 
  • Canada’s Top Ten selection Chef de meute (Herd Leader), which was a cute, but ultimately sad short.
  • Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson directed his father Brendan in the absolutely hilarious cop comedy Noreen.
  • Long Branch was a touching romance involving the TTC
  • Dear Scavengers dealt with a cranky appliance store owner, who has to deal with girls on a scavenger hunt
  • Finally, Requiem for a Romance was a glorious animated film, which visualized a break-up through water-coloured kung-fu imagery.

The filmmakers of Long Branch and Dear Scavengers were attendance for a Q&A after the screening. That’s my summary of the latest edition of Shorts That Are Not Pants.  The next edition is set to occur in April.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).