Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival

The Third Annual Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival will be running in Toronto from December 4th to the 8th. It will be showing 5 feature films, 2 full length documentaries, 13 short films (including the terrific "Un-Gone" which played at Toronto After Dark) and 17 short animated films (including "Codehunters" which played at the Worldwide Short Film festival).

I hadn't heard of the festival previously, but it looks like a really interesting and fun lineup. You can see the entire line up on the web site, but some of the ones I'm curious about are:

Done The Impossible (The Fan's Tale Of Firefly And Serenity) - USA

A documentary about the rise and fall of Joss Whedon's short lived, but much loved TV series (and film).

Expiration Date - USA

From the Festival site - "A black comedy about Charlie Silvercloud III, whose father and grandfather were killed by milk trucks on their 25 th birthdays… and Charlie is about to turn 25. He has accepted his fate and is going about shopping for caskets and returning his library books when he meets a girl who won't let him die in peace."

Extended Play - Greece

From the Festival site - "Tassos is jealous… very jealous! But his is also very… dead. He returns to earth, invisible and incorporeal, with one thought – to win his girl back. He has been given a total of 5 minutes grace by God, an extended play, to turn everything upside down in real life. A comedy of mistakes and jealousy incurable even after death."

The Cream - France

From the Festival site - "On Christmas, one of the gifts Francois Mangin receives is a small jar of cream which makes whoever uses it… famous! His life is about to change… and so is his fate."


Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Oh, this looks like a fantastic festival! A documentary on Firefly? I am so there...

Bob Turnbull said...

Oh me too...I loved "Firefly" and though I'm sure the doc will be a slobbering tribute, I don't care...

The others look like they might be a good deal of fun as well. I'm not sure yet what films I'll be able to catch (as it's been pretty busy of late), but I want to get in as many as possible - unlike Reel Asian where I've missed the boat entirely (sigh).