When co-organizers Jennifer MacFarlane and Peter Knegt (indieWIRE’s Associate Editor) started their Picton Picturefest at an artist residency in rural Ontario, they had no idea what to expect. A group of youth from across Ontario came out to take the organizers’ 3-day filmmaking challenge, and with the help of mentors and Toronto filmmakers Stephen Dunn and Pat Mills, they produced “Cirque du Forêt.” The film premiered as part of the closing night festivities of the film festival element of Picturefest.
Freshly uploaded to Vimeo, iW gives to you the web premiere of a group of filmmakers who will surely be back soon enough on the pages of indieWIRE for their future work: Syd Brown, Christian Everall, Jemima Heinricks, Derek Marchewka, Claire Morse, Maddy Pilon, and Oliver Skinner.
Click here for a full account as to how Picton Picturefest – and “Cirque du Forêt” – came to be.
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