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Short Films

With a broad range of topics served up in easily digestible bites, the short films at Hot Docs always prove that great (and, sometimes, not-so-great) things can come in small packages. Here are 10 of …
If you are lucky enough and live near the right theater chain, you can see some of the Oscar-nominated short films at special screenings before the big night. But did you know that some are available …
There are tons of shorts screening at the festival — either on their own as opening acts for features, or grouped into thematic programs — and here are five more quick-hit reviews of some I checked ou…
Whether serving as appetizers for similarly themed features or palate cleansers between more emotionally taxing fare, short films deliver a broad range of subjects served up in easily digestible morse…
The only thing making this set of three DVDs a "collection" is the flimsy cardboard sleeve, and the loose theme of comedy (I ask you: Is there such thing as a John Cleese drama collection? Think about…
I went, I saw, I screened... and another WWSFF comes to a close. I’m not sure if it was the nice weather or the economy, but attendance seemed to be down slightly this year, especially at the usually …
The 16th edition of North America’s largest short-film festival kicks off today, offering some 281 shorts from 34 countries – among them, 34 world premieres and more than 200 Toronto premieres. Retur…
After getting off to a bit of a rocky start – day one at the Cumberland was a mess, organization-wise – the festival ran smoothly (if damply, due to rain) and I saw a wide-ranging spectrum of films. S…
Maybe the filmmakers have to build up to making a laugh out loud feature, but I have to say that several of the shorts on this DVD collection of award-winning international lesbian short films are fun…