BITS 2018: Pre-Screening Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Devil’s Due The Devil has a message for the people of the world. The ultimate message being given in Devil’s Due is that it’s quite difficult to avoid that many evils in the world, to the point that The Devil […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 2

Here are thoughts on the films that screened during the second short film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. That’s Not Me A woman wakes up to her friend Amber at the front door, but then receives a phone call from the same friend. That’s Not Me is a short film with a […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 1

Here are my thoughts on the films that were part of the first Short Film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Note: As previously explained, I decided to exclude the short film Quiet Room Bears from my coverage. Frostbite A group of kids learn the lesson about covering up to avoid […]

BITS 2018: Offerings: A Seance in Three Acts

One of the special events of the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival was an installation at the Super Wonder Gallery featuring Offerings: A Seance in Three Acts, the new 26 minute experimental short film directed by Torin Langen (3 Dead Trick or Treaters). Probably the best description I have of Offerings is that the film is likely […]

TADFF18: Pre-Feature Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the Pre-Feature Shorts from the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Echoes in the Ice A group of men enter an abandoned facility and find a weird well in the lower levels. Echoes in the Ice is a sci-fi tinged short that kind of reminded me a bit of The Thing. While, the […]

TADFF18: Canadian Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films part of the Toronto After Dark Canadian Short Film Showcase. Bone Mother In this stop motion fable, the vain Prince Vladimir visits Baba Yaga hoping to get the Water of Life. Bone Mother is an NFB produced stop motion short that combine two legends into one creepy story. Altogether, […]

TADFF18: International Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the 2018 Toronto After Dark International Short Film Showcase. Trespass A police officer gets a little trigger happy on a call, but quickly finds out that his crime cannot be covered up that easily. Structured as a found footage film, recorded from the […]

Selections from Toronto Youth Shorts 2018

The tenth annual edition of the Toronto Youth Shorts Festival will be taking place this weekend at Jackman Hall in the Art Gallery of Ontario. Here are my thoughts on five of the short films that will be screening. Forging Our Own Disclosure – Sept 22, 1:00 PM Lady Strips (Adrienne Mountain) This rotoscoped animation […]

Fantasia 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on the few short films I saw at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival. Fauve Two boys play a seemingly innocent power game, which quickly turns dire. Fauve is a relatively simple story of a game of one-upmanship, which gains some real life or death consequences when the boys encounter a sinkhole. […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Short Films

Here are my reviews of the short films that screened during the Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Maybe If It Were a Nice Room (Alicia K. Harris) Maybe If It Were a Nice Room can be best described a visual poem, showing many different styles of rooms. Each line of the poem gets into more […]