For the 10th anniversary of the NXNE Film Festival coming up real soon, they’ve just announced another round of films on the program. Added to the line up is the Canadian premieres of The Disposable Film Festival and Lou Reed’s Red Shirley .
The Disposable Film Festival is a compilation of the very best filmic works from various competitive short film competitions. It showcases shorts from worldwide directors who are working in newer, cheaper, accessible technologies – the “democratization” of filmmaking.
Also announced was the Canadian premiere of a new short documentary film by legendary musician Lou Reed. Red Shirley shows the singer interviewing his cousin on the eve of her 100th birthday. Other films added to the schedule include The Rise and Fall and Rise of Sensational , a documentary about one of hip-hop’s most original characters; Shlemiel , the story of a Toronto band’s efforts to perform at NXNE; Bloodied but Unbowed , a Canadian documentary about the Vancouver punk scene; and 6Ft. Hick: Notes from the Underground , a film from Australia that reveals the life style of an indie rock band on tour.
The festival runs from June 13 to 19 and most of the screenings will be held at either the NFB Mediatheque or the Toronto Underground Cinema. Tickets and passes are available now, and the full film program should be available here soon – more films still to be confirmed! For all the details, check out their website.