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London Short Film Showcase an impressive collection of local film

Sharla Paino | Interrobang | Lifestyles | November 16th, 2009



The London Short Film Showcase 2009 was held at Museum London this year, which impressed all as a perfect venue for the event. The surrounding artwork made an inspirational atmosphere while movie-goers and movie-makers alike mingled over wine and hors d'oeuvres.

The evening began with a screening of the “Best of the Fests” which consisted of the top short films from various local festivals as well as the peoples choice films from within the 2009 London Short Film Showcase. These titles included:

Easy Pickins
Director: Darryl Callcott
A comedy about a team who decides to go about robbing a bank in a very unique way.

I Remember
Director: Kara MacLean
An artistic view of meaningful relationships and memories.

Jackpot!
Director: Gary Van Osch
A story based on true events which lead family to mistrust each other.

Joel & Lauren Hook Up
Director: Mike Small
The realistic unravel of the boy-gets-girl boy-loses-girl with a clever peak into the background goings-on at a party.

Magic Elevator
Director: Sylvia Nagy
Fanshawe's own Sylvia Nagy presents an entertaining and charming look into the fun and games of three friends. This film was the celebrated winner of the AFM Film Festival and was a real pleasure to be viewed at the London Short Film Showcase.

One Word: Mike
Director: Sommer-Leigh Landry-Miller, Darren Yan, Matt Matlovich, Genevieve Megan
The investigation of a modern-day loser as he tries to succeed at life.

Something For the Wickend
Director: Howard Cohen
A hillarious comedy about a man who finds that his new job entails more than he bargained for.

To Whom it May Concern
Director: Soo-Hon Kim, Spring Morris
A glance at how the dreams of one boy and his inspiring message can effect the life of a stranger.

The proud winners of the Best of the Fests award for To Whom it May Concern included producer Spring Morris, director Soo-Hon Kim, and actress Alanna Gurr. They happily received a vintage style film reel trophy for their warm and inspiring film short.

To Whom it May Concern was previously the recipient of the 62 hour Film of the Fringe contest that required film makers to include a brown paper bag, a London metal tree, the phrase rock beats scissors and a theme of new beginning in their video with only 62 hours to complete a finished product. Soo-Hon Kim and Spring Morris' film not only skillfully incorporated these elements, but moved viewers with an uplifting message about the significance of us all.

A silent auction was held after the screening with some interesting items including a Jackson Triggs VQA wine collection box set, two Big Rock Brewery gift pales, a few certificates worth $100 in downtown dollars redeemable at most Mainstreet London locations and a couple of $50 certificates to local restaurants.

Everyone was invited to bid at the auction, network with the other guests and rub elbows with the film makers themselves while enjoying a glass of organic wine, cheese and other snacks. Many connections were made between aspiring actors, directors and film enthusiasts and a splendid time was had by all.

There was a buzz of Museum London being a continuing location for the festival's fourth year in 2010, complimenting the continuous growth of the showcase as it gains more recognition and awareness each year. If you are interested in submitting a film for 2010 or want to learn more about the festival, please check out The London Short Film Showcase at www.londonshortfilmshowcase.com and stay tuned for more news of it's return next year! You can also follow LSFS updates on Twitter and Facebook.
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