Watch: TIFF Short Films Including 'Noah', 'Young Wonder' & 'Method'
by Alex Billington
September 15, 2013
As the 2013 Toronto Film Festival comes to close, it's one of your last chances to catch some of the short films playing at the fest. As part of a deal with TIFF, YouTube has been hosting 22 shorts online for free viewing. One of them has already been making the rounds, a short called Noah about a teenage kid's failing relationship told entirely through video of his computer screen - it just won the festival's big shorts award. There's also the short titled Method, directed by "Rookie Blue" star Gregory Smith about an actor playing a police officer, and a short called Young Wonder, a fun outdoor fantasy action-adventure film. These will only be online for a limited amount of time, and they're all worth watching, so hurry up and check them out.
Here are four of the short films, with 18 more of them showing on TIFF's YouTube playlist. Start with these:
Noah [on TIFF.net] - Directed by Walter Woodman & Patrick Cederberg:
Young Wonder [on TIFF.net] - Directed by James Wilkes:
Out [on TIFF.net] - Directed by Jeremy Lalonde:
Method [on TIFF.net] - Directed by Gregory Smith:
To see all 22 of the short films available online, hit up the TIFF YouTube playlist. These will only be online from TIFF for a limited time before they're pulled and left to each filmmaker to distribute on their own. So watch as many as you can! While the short Noah, directed by Walter Woodman & Patrick Cederberg, won the Best Canadian Short Film award, two other Honorable Mentions were named by the jury: Kevan Funke's Yellowhead and Fraser Munden & Neil Rathbone's The Chaperone 3D. The jury's comments on Noah: "This film is a commentary on the ephemeral, disposable, A.D.D. culture that many of us are consumed by and living in. It tells us a story in a way we've never seen before and it tells it well. It's fresh, innovative, and had the remarkable ability to embody complex emotion through the simple gesture of a mouse." More here.
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