The Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival announced its 12th annual event line up, with 29 programmes slated for this year's program taken from over 3,000 submissions. This year's event includes 250 shorts from 30 countries with 135 premieres and 19 world premieres. Opening the festival this year on June 13 in Toronto will be a program of award-winning shorts from around the world. Continuing through June 18, festival spotlights will include Canadian and international competitions, a spotlight on Germany as well as focuses on sci-fi, celbrity shorts, "Midnight Mania," animation and "Film School Mania." Top WSFF winners are eligible for both Academy Award and Canada's Genie Award considerations in their shorts categories. The event is also one of the largest short film marketplaces in North America. For more information, visit the event's website. [Brian Brooks]