CineSiege 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 — 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West, Toronto

Admission: Free

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CineSiege 2011 is a juried showcase screening of outstanding productions created in 2010-11 by talented young filmmakers in AMPD’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts.

The program will feature a selection of short films – riveting dramas, cutting-edge experimental works and provocative documentaries – chosen by five external jurors. Their CineSiege picks are selected from a shortlist of 19 productions nominated from the total pool of 144 films made at York last year.

Jurors will be on hand at CineSiege to introduce the winning films and explain why they were selected.

Jurors

Eileen Arandiga, director, World Wide Short Film Festival

Sarah Goodman, documentary filmmaker (Army of One, When We were Boys)

Adam Nayman, film critic, The Grid

Pablo de Ocampo, artistic director, Images Festival

Barbara Willis Sweete, film director and producer; founding partner of Rhombus Media

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

Jury

Eileen Arandiga

Eileen Arandiga

Eileen Arandiga is the director of the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto, a festival she has been associated with in various capacities for over nine years. She previously worked for the Toronto International Film Festival and several arts organizations in Australia. Arandiga has served on many festival juries and has been a guest speaker at festivals in Canada and the US. She has also run film and video workshops for young women in Toronto. She currently sits on the board of directors for the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.
Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman is a writer, producer and director. Her credits include the short films Concoctions (2000) and The Juice Man’s Daughter (2001). She was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Director for Army of One , which won Best Documentary at Toronto’s Hot Docs International Film Festival in 2004, was released theatrically in New York, Toronto and Vancouver, and toured festivals worldwide. Her latest documentary feature, When We Were Boys, dubbed ‘pop verité’ by Canadian film luminary Peter Wintonick, premiered at Hot Docs in 2009. She is currently working on a new feature film.
Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman is a film critic for the Toronto alt weekly The Grid and Cinema Scope magazine. He has also contributed articles to Montage, POV, Elle Canada, The LA Weekly, The Village Voice, CineAction, The National Post and The Walrus. He teaches documentary cinema at Ryerson University.
Pablo de Ocampo

Pablo de Ocampo

Curator and artist Pablo de Ocampo is the artistic director of Toronto’s Images Festival, the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture. Prior to taking up his position at Images, de Ocampo lived in Portland, Oregon where he helped found the experimental film screening series Cinema Project and served as executive director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
Barbara Willis Sweete

Barbara Willis Sweete

A former York film student, Barbara Willis Sweete is a founding partner of the internationally-acclaimed production company Rhombus Media. She has produced and directed more than 30 films with Rhombus and more than 25 projects for other producers. Her films have earned an Oscar nomination, three international Emmys, three Grammy nominations, dozens of Gemini Awards, a Genie Award, and top honours at major film festivals around the world. Her directing credits include 14 live HD broadcasts for New York’s Metropolitan Opera of New York over the past three years, with five more coming this season, reaching 1600 cinemas in 46 countries around the world. Most recently, she directed a screen adaptation of the iconic Canadian play Billy Bishop goes to War, written by and starring John Gray and Eric Peterson, which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently developing several dramatic feature films and a television series.

Nominees

Youth & Tradition Youth & Tradition
10 min.
Director/ Writer : John Palanca
Producers : John Palanca, Mati Kuld, Steve Carubia, Earl Oliveros
Director of Photography : Mati Kuld
Editor/ Sound : Earl OliverosAdrienne visits her family. During her stay, she grows weary of her father’s poor health.
Young Love Young Love
11 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Jeff Garneau
Director of Photography : Alec Toller
Editor : Orlee Buium
Sound : Erin BuelowA young couple struggles with a very difficult decision.
What a Young Girl Should Not Know What a Young Girl Should Not Know
5 min.
Director : Emily Pickering
Production Manager : Jamie Miller
Editor : Janice LeeAn exploration, through stop-animation embroidery, of the little white lies we tell our children.
Toss and Turn Toss and Turn
10 min.
Director/ Producer : Jackie Adiwinata
Writer : Jenna Elzein
Director of Photography : Joel Varickanickal
Editor : Marco Torralba
Sound : Slin JungAngela has been sleeping on the same stiff mattress with her husband for 15 years. It’s time to switch things up.
There Was Light There Was Light
11 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Senaa Ahmad
Director of Photography : Heather Cameron
Editor : Brian Hamelin
Sound : Justin ShumThe last days of autumn.
Tell Me if Anything Was Ever Done Tell Me if Anything Was Ever Done
8 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor/ Sound : Josh Schonblum
Director of Photography : Andrea CudaShe hates you.
Requiem Requiem
14 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor : Ernesto Sosa Lopez
Director of Photography : David Schmidt
Sound : Joshua LightfootDave and Will struggle to balance their personal lives and maintain the strong bond that unites them, in spite of conflicting priorities and increasing tension.
Not Worth Mentioning Not Worth Mentioning
13 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Martin Kessler
Director of Photography : Saeid Zargar
Editor : Mireille McCombs
Sound : Joey Slegtenhorts, Katelynn HackwoodA young woman’s puppetry performance at a children’s party takes a turn when she enters closed quarters with an older man.
Monkey Monkey
10 min.
Director/ Writer : Cameron Nixdorf
Producer : Kayla Busch
Director of Photography : Cameron MacDonald
Editors : Cameron Nixdorf, Justin Long-Him Shum
Sound : Jessica Oliver, Alex AdamsThe science of marriage and monkeys.
Momiji Momiji
14 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor : Eri Asai
Director of Photography : Taylor Bateman
Sound : Martin KesslerJourney with Akane, a five-year-old Canadian immigrant, and explore the imaginary world of Momiji. Experience monsters, friends and finding self-identity.
Lapse Lapse
Director/ Writer/ Music : Thaddeus Eng
Producers : Thaddeus Eng, Dylan Pouliot, Adrian Murray
Director of Photography : Dylan Pouliot
Editor/ Sound : Adrian MurrayLook up.
The Kill The Kill
13 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Marco Torralba
Director of Photography : Andrea Cuda
Editor : Jenna Elzein
Sound : Slin JungOn a camping trip in the middle of winter, a father’s authority is challenged by his son.
Keeping in Uniform Keeping in Uniform
16 min.
Director/ Producer/ Editor : Anne Feldman
Directors of Photography : Noam Eshel, Vladimir Belinski
Sound : Justin Long-Him ShumTwo 18-year-old girls deal with a challenging stage of life: their compulsory service in the Israeli Defense Forces.
I Need My Best Friend Back I Need My Best Friend Back
16 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Director of Photography/ Editor : Gina Simone
Sound : Joey SlegtenhorstA motivational documentary following the struggle of Christopher Rodrigues as he rediscovers a way to cope with loss through his music.
Faraway Faraway
15 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : Janice Lee
Director of Photography : Joel Kim
Editor : Senaa Ahmad
Sound : Adam ClarkRachel spends a day with her Grandma.
The Deli The Deli
13 min.
Director/Writer/Producer/Director of Photography : Joseph Bevacqua
Editor : Brendan Fossella
Sound : Saeid Zargar, Karlos Cobham, James YoungIt was a hot Sunday morning when Jimmy met the clerk and had to wait in line at the deli.
Elijah Elijah
10 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : Matthew Shoalts
Director of Photography : Jamie Miller
Editor : Luise Docherty
Sound : Michael DavisonA young boy learns about growing up when his older brother returns home and things aren’t the same between them.
Children of the Sun Children of the Sun
9 min.
Director/Sound : Nikolas TsonisThe dawn of existence. Original music by Nikolas Tsonis.
Catalyst Catalyst
14 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : LeSean Harris
Director of Photography/Editor : Jake Chirico
Sound : Justin Long-Him ShumOften, the child will have to pay.
Casual Casual
10 min.
Director : Dylan Pouliot
Writer : Mike Wisnioski
Director of Photography : Steve Carubia
Editor : Rebecca Lugo
Sound : Andrew BundasA night of fun between young adults becomes an exploration of the ups and downs of ‘friends-with-benefits’ relationships as true motives are revealed.
Blind Love Blind Love
12 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : Drew Morrison
Directors of Photography : Dave Schmidt, Drew Morrison, Victoria Gallant
Editor : Dave Schmidt
Sound : Dave Schmidt, Drew MorrisonA story of unconditional love that leaves a young couple with a challenging future.
What Happens Next What Happens Next
13 min.
Director/Writer : Jenna Elzein
Producers : Jenna Elzein, Matthew Kennedy, Joel Varikanickal
Director of Photography : Matthew Kennedy
Editor : Joel Varickanickal
Sound : Joey SlegtenhorstWhen you’re a teenager, every decision can feel like a matter of life and death. For Jad, the next one he makes really will be.

Jury’s Selections

Young Love Young Love
11 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Jeff Garneau
Director of Photography : Alec Toller
Editor : Orlee Buium
Sound : Erin BuelowA young couple struggles with a very difficult decision.
What a Young Girl Should Not Know What a Young Girl Should Not Know
5 min.
Director : Emily Pickering
Production Manager : Jamie Miller
Editor : Janice LeeAn exploration, through stop-animation embroidery, of the little white lies we tell our children.
Tell Me if Anything Was Ever Done Tell Me if Anything Was Ever Done
8 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor/ Sound : Josh Schonblum
Director of Photography : Andrea CudaShe hates you.
Keeping in Uniform Keeping in Uniform
16 min.
Director/ Producer/ Editor : Anne Feldman
Directors of Photography : Noam Eshel, Vladimir Belinski
Sound : Justin Long-Him ShumTwo 18-year-old girls deal with a challenging stage of life: their compulsory service in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Catalyst Catalyst
14 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : LeSean Harris
Director of Photography/Editor : Jake Chirico
Sound : Justin Long-Him ShumOften, the child will have to pay.
What Happens Next What Happens Next
13 min.
Director/Writer : Jenna Elzein
Producers : Jenna Elzein, Matthew Kennedy, Joel Varikanickal
Director of Photography : Matthew Kennedy
Editor : Joel Varickanickal
Sound : Joey SlegtenhorstWhen you’re a teenager, every decision can feel like a matter of life and death. For Jad, the next one he makes really will be.
Best Alternative FilmWhat a Young Girl Should Not Know What a Young Girl Should Not Know
5 min.
Director : Emily Pickering
Production Manager : Jamie Miller
Editor : Janice Lee
Best CinematographyWhat Happens Next What Happens Next
13 min.
Director/Writer : Jenna Elzein
Producers : Jenna Elzein, Matthew Kennedy, Joel Varikanickal
Director of Photography : Matthew Kennedy
Editor : Joel Varickanickal
Sound : Joey Slegtenhorst
Best Documentary FilmKeeping in Uniform Keeping in Uniform
16 min.
Director/ Producer/ Editor : Anne Feldman
Directors of Photography : Noam Eshel, Vladimir Belinski
Sound : Justin Long-Him Shum
Best EditingCatalyst Catalyst
14 min.
Director/Writer/Producer : LeSean Harris
Director of Photography/Editor : Jake Chirico
Sound : Justin Long-Him Shum
Best Fiction FilmWhat Happens Next What Happens Next
13 min.
Director/Writer : Jenna Elzein
Producers : Jenna Elzein, Matthew Kennedy, Joel Varikanickal
Director of Photography : Matthew Kennedy
Editor : Joel Varickanickal
Sound : Joey Slegtenhorst
Best ScreenplayYoung Love Young Love
11 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer : Jeff Garneau
Director of Photography : Alec Toller
Editor : Orlee Buium
Sound : Erin Buelow
Best SoundTell Me if Anything Was Ever Done Tell Me if Anything Was Ever Done
8 min.
Director/ Writer/ Producer/ Editor/ Sound : Josh Schonblum
Director of Photography : Andrea Cuda
LIFT Award What a Young Girl Should Not Know What a Young Girl Should Not Know
5 min.
Director : Emily Pickering
Production Manager : Jamie Miller
Editor : Janice Lee