Tweet This! Youth Shorts Program screens as part of the imagineNATIVE Film Festival, and features 10 shorts by young filmmakers. Describing troubled childhoods, dreams for the future, and peppered with more than a few hilarious moments, the program is sure to be a hit. Films include I for NDN, Being Brown, Blackbuster, Mauvais Reeeeve, La Joie de Vivre, Reviens-moi, Aci ni micta cikateriten, Journal d’un Sevrage, Songline to Happiness, and Fighting Chance.
It’s difficult to pick only a few shorts from the Tweet This! Youth Shorts Program because they’re all so fantastic, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Aci ni micta cikateriten, directed by Sakay Ottawa, is a beautifully shot short film with an incredibly sad narrative. Ottawa talks about the disappearance of his brother while the camera lingers on stunningly gorgeous scenes of the wilderness in the winter. The mixture of beauty and pain makes this film the best of a very well done group.
With a much lighter tone, and an animated style, Mauvais Reeeeve is a very brief and hilarious short about a sheep farmer who has a dream about his flock. Directed by Jesse Gouchey, this film will leave everyone laughing, contrasting some of the more intense shorts with a bit of humour.
Is Tweet This! Youth Shorts Program Essential imagineNATIVE Viewing?
Absolutely. While all the shorts are very well done, there are some that are simply incredible. From their visual style to their moving stories, it’s impossible to pass up the chance to witness young filmmakers at their best.
Tweet This! Youth Shorts Program Screening Times
- Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:30 am at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
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