CineSiege 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 — 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West, Toronto

Admission: Free

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CineSiege 2010 is a juried showcase screening of outstanding productions of 2009-10 by talented young filmmakers in AMPD’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts.

CineSiege 2010 posterThe program will feature a selection of short films – riveting dramas, cutting-edge experimental works and provocative documentaries – chosen by five external jurors. The CineSiege picks were selected from a shortlist of 23 productions nominated from the total pool of 172 films made at York last year.

Jurors will be on hand at CineSiege to introduce the winning films and explain why they were selected. This year, marking the Film Department’s 40th anniversary, all the jurors are former students of York’s film program.

Jurors

  • Chris Gehman, independent filmmaker, curator and critic
  • Julie Ng, DVD special features director and producer
  • Thomas Wallner, documentary and new media writer and producer; co-president of Xenophile Media

CineSiege is made possible through the generous support of Cine Space Film Studios

Jerry Ciccoritti

Jerry Ciccoritti

Jerry Ciccoritti is one of Canada’s most prolific and accomplished directors, working in both television and feature films. Among his television credits are the miniseries Trudueau (2002, CBC), Lives of the Saints (2004, CTV) and Dragon Boys (2005, CBC); over a dozen TV movies including The Many Trials of One Jane Doe (2003); and episodes for more than 20 series, including Republic of Doyle and Being Erica. His six feature films includes Blood (2004) and The Life Before This (1999). Along with numerous other awards, he is a seven-time winner of the Gemini Award for Best Director.
Chris Gehman

Chris Gehman

Chris Gehman is an experimental filmmaker, curator and critic. His most recent films are Refraction Series and Rostrum Press: Materials Testing (both 2008). He was the artistic director of Toronto’s Images Festival from 2000 to 2004 and has served as progammer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Cinematheque Ontario, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Image Forum (Tokyo) and other leading venues. His critical writings have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. He is the co-editor (with Steve Reinke) of the critical anthology The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (YYZ Books, 2005).
Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis is a principal (with Sara Kay) of Lewis Kay Casting. She has worked as casting director on dozens of Canadian and international feature films, television shows, Movies of the Week and pilots. Recent projects include the feature films Grown up Movie Star, Defendor, Small Town Murder Scene and The Whistlebower, and the TV series Men With Brooms, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Little Mosque on the Prairie. Lewis Kay won the inaugural Gemini Award for Casting for the Movie of the Week Heydey, directed by Gordon Pinsent.
Julie Ng

Julie Ng

Julie Ng’s fly-on-the-wall documentary Year of the Rat (2003), made as an extra for the DVD of Glen Morgan’s Willard, has won her steady work in the niche market of behind-the-scenes documentaries. She produced the DVD for David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence and helped design the interactive DVD release of Final Destination 3. She has been on set filming what goes on behind thescenes or has overseen the ”making-of” postproduction on many films, including David Fincher’s Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, John Waters’ A Dirty Shame, the remakes of Black Christmas and Hairspray, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and the TV series Fringe.
Thomas Wallner

Thomas Wallner

Thomas Wallner, co-president of Xenophile Media, is a producer, writer, director and game designer working in feature film, television, games and interactive media. In addition to producing innovative cross-media properties for television, he has written five award-winning feature documentaries, the latest a film and online adaptation of the internationally bestselling children’s book, Inside Hana’s Suitcase. He is currently in production on the feature-length documentary Trapped. He is a recipient of numerous honours including four Emmy Award nominations with two wins.

 

Nominees

Why He’s Single Why He’s Single
Director : Howard Shefman
Director of Photography : Natalie Sirianni
Editor : Josh Ratcliffe
Sound : Jordan DarvilleQ: How does one get to truly know a man? A: Ask his ex-girlfriends.
Video Sculptures Video Sculptures
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor/ Sound : Brad Tinmouth
Director of Photography : Greg BiskupDocumentation of sculptures made by Brad Tinmouth in early 2010.
Vidalonga Vidalonga
Writer/ Director/ Producer : Elisa L. Iannacone
Director of Photography : Greg Biskup
Editor : Shawn Gerrard
Production Manager : Heather Cameron
Sound : Pedro Peres
Triple Chocolate Cake Triple Chocolate Cake
Director/ Writer : Lesean Harris
Producer : Ernesto Sosa Lopes
Director of Photography : Senaa Ahmad
Sound : Justin Long-Him Shum
Editor : Brian HamelineA young father desperately tries to please his daughter on her 8th birthday.
The Nature of Intelligence The Nature of Intelligence
Writer/ Director /Producer : Lizz A. Hodgson
Director of Photography : Elisa Iannacone
Sound : Mahmoud El Safadi
Editor : Shannon FewsterA group of exceptional individuals find solace in creativity.
Sasha Sasha
Director/ Writer/ Editor : Cameron Nixdorf
Producers : Cameron Nixdorf & Stacey-Lee Maughn
Directors of Photography : Cameron MacDonald
Sound : Jessica Oliver
Production Manager : Kayla BuschA boy confronts the boundary between childhood and adulthood
Salsiccia Salsiccia
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Vincenzo Bertillo
Director of Photography : Alexandra Byers
Sound : Adam Clark
Editor : Justin ShumFinger-licking good!
Rice Balls Rice Balls
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Brendan Fossella
Director of Photography : Joseph Bevacqua
Sound : Umar Waheed
Editor : Yasaman GeramiIs he still alive?
Rhythms of Light Rhythms of Light
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Director of Photography/ Editor : Jake Chirico
Sound : Robert Coxford
Additional Cinematography : Sabre WalkerAn exploration of our counter-evolutionary control of the dark.
Republic… Republic…
Production Manager : Vu Van (Franco) Nguyen
Director of Photography : Andrew Hunter
Sound : Joe Krumins
Production Designer : Zazu Myers
QiD! QiD!
Writer/ Director : Alex Josselyn
Production Manager : Emily Pickering
Director of Photography : Kyle Bruce
Sound : Natalie Bondarenko & Jessica Oliver
Editors : Anne Feldman & Natalie Bondarenko
Assistant Director : Kara StoneThere’s a new qid in town…
Play. Stop. Rewind. Play. Stop. Rewind.
Writer/ Director/ Producer : Gerald Patrick Fantone
Director of Photography : Tess Marie Garneau
Editor : Joey Christopher
Sound : Joe Krumins
Art Director : Matthew YipchuckOn the day of the funeral, Joel goes missing.
Plants out of the Sunlight Plants out of the Sunlight
Director/ Writer : Vu Van (Franco) Nguyen
Director of Photography : Umar Waheed
Production Manager : Shannon Fewster
Editor : Eric L. Chan
Sound : Justin Long-Him Shum
Opus Opus
Writer/ Director/ Producer : James A. Young
Director of Photography : Nikolas G. Benn
Lighting & Grip : Percy Campos
Editor : Miguel Castillo
Music : Matthew Van DrielA reimagining of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Love in 6 Parts Love in 6 Parts
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Josh Schonblum
Director of Photography : Marco Torralba
Sound : Farrahnaz Bulsara
Editor : Emily PowellAn attempt to deconstruct the representation of love and gender roles in narrative film.
Kilometres Kilometres
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor : Ernesto Sosa
Director of Photography : Dave Schmidt
Sound : Joshua LightfootNothing can escape the kilometres between them.
Hugs & Bruises Hugs & Bruises
Director/ Producer/ Editor : Joe Krumins
Director of Photography : Tess Marie Garneau
Sound : Jameson BevingtonDerby’s back!
Heads To Fill Heads To Fill
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Director of Photography : Emily Pickering
Editors : Janice Lee & Emily Pickering
Sound : Tyler Wallismat·ri·lin·e·age: Line of descent as traced through women on the maternal side of a family
Dulcamara Dulcamara
Writer/ Director : Sana Ahmed
Producer : Anne Feldman
Director of Photography : Jesse Katzev
Editor : Stephanie Pouliette
Sound : Jessica Oliver
Assistant Director : Kara StoneA mother’s loneliness leads her to create unhappiness in her daughter’s life.
Daddy’s Little Girl Daddy’s Little Girl
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Shawn Gerrard
Director of Photography : Catalin Patrichi
Editor : Janna Jeffrey
Production Managers : Tess Marie Garneau & Natalie Sirianni
Sound : Adam Clark”Promise me you’ll keep it a secret”
Bonds Bonds
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Janice Lee
Director of Photography : Joel Kim
Sound : Adam Clark
Production Manager : Taylor Bateman
Gaffer : Marco Torralba
Assistant Director : Emily PickeringAmy, meet James.
Away from the Walls Away from the Walls
Director : Yasaman Geramifard
Director of Photography : Farrah Bulsara
Editor : Umar Waheed
Sound Editor : Fabiola AlliuA documentary about Maryam, a surviving Iranian political activist and her immigration to Canada.
A Day with Lev A Day with Lev
Director/Editor : Yasaman Geramifard
Director of Photography : Umar Waheed
Sound : Fabiola AlliuA documentary about Toronto theatre director Levon Haftvan and his challenging immigration story in Canada.
After After
Director : Mark Pariselli
Director of Photography : Kirk Holmes
Editor : Jeffrey Zablotny
Sound Design : Matt GreysonThree teenage boys idolize and fantasize about an older teenage football player until they witness his death.

Award Winners

Best Cinematography
Kodak Award for Best Cinematography
Awarded To – Catalin PatrichiDaddy’s Little Girl
Daddy’s Little Girl
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Shawn Gerrard
Director of Photography : Catalin Patrichi
Editor : Janna Jeffrey
Production Managers : Tess Marie Garneau & Natalie Sirianni
Sound : Adam Clark
Best Editing
Awarded To – Cameron NixdorfSasha
Sasha
Director/ Writer/ Editor : Cameron Nixdorf
Producers : Cameron Nixdorf & Stacey-Lee Maughn
Directors of Photography : Cameron MacDonald
Sound : Jessica Oliver
Production Manager : Kayla Busch
Best Screenplay
Best Film
Awarded To – Gerald Patrick FantonePlay. Stop. Rewind.
Play. Stop. Rewind.
Writer/ Director/ Producer : Gerald Patrick Fantone
Director of Photography : Tess Marie Garneau
Editor : Joey Christopher
Sound : Joe Krumins
Art Director : Matthew Yipchuck
Best Sound
Best Film
Awarded To – Joe KruminsRepublic…
Republic…
Production Manager : Vu Van (Franco) Nguyen
Director of Photography : Andrew Hunter
Sound : Joe Krumins
Production Designer : Zazu Myers
Best Sound
Awarded To – Matt GreysonAfter
After
Director : Mark Pariselli
Director of Photography : Kirk Holmes
Editor : Jeffrey Zablotny
Sound Design : Matt Greyson