CBC’s Short Film Faceoff chooses its competitors


For the second year in a row, CBC has dedicated a show to the terrific short films made across our country via its Short Film Faceoff. And the best part is Canadians get to choose their favourite.

Just like last year’s competition, CBC will broadcast three episodes highlighting the best in Canadian short film production. A winner will be chosen by the studio audience votes in each episode. The top three short films then go to a national vote allowing every Canadian to pick their favourite.

This is probably one of the toughest competitions out there and with last year’s winner Rhonda’s Party setting the bar very high. You can count on the fact that each one of these films are firing on all cylinders of excellence.

Drum roll please …

Here are the 2012 CBC Short Film Faceoff list of competitors for 2012:

  • AB: Secret Identity – Tyler MacIntyre
  • MB: Lie Down and Die – Kyle Sanderson (a winner in NSI’s National Exposure Amateur Movie Contest in 2007 with Fire Hazard)
  • Western ON: The Scarf – Carla Veldman
  • Eastern ON: Moments – Jeremy Kennedy
  • QC: The Letter – Zhi-Min Hu
  • Maritimes: Heart of Rhyme – Cory Bowles

It’s especially cool to see representation from so many provinces. These films not only open a window to a wide swath of Canadian voices but they also tip a hat to the accolades these filmmakers have collected outside our country.

Each of these films has been honored by their own region, from festivals winners to provincial awards.

The full schedule will soon be posted on CBC’s Short Film Faceoff mini site and you’ll have a chance to see each film in its entirety.

Once all the winners are chosen, keep an eye on NSI’s Twitter stream for the cue to cast your ballot.


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