Films from Cannes and Sundance-winning directors like Pippa Bianco, Patrick Brice, Robert Eggers and more will be presented in Program No. 1, a new program of 10 short films from emerging US and Canadian filmmakers. This collaboration between indie production company MEMORY and Medium Density Fibreboard Films is a 90-minute, one-night event offering many exclusive world premieres, with three of this year’s directors already featured in the TIFF program.
The program, detailed below, will be followed by an after-party for the filmmakers and audience.
Eggers first feature film THE WITCH which won the U.S Dramatic
Competition Directing Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival will be
having its Canadian premiere at TIFF 2015 as a Special Presentation. His
short film Brothers is a world premiere.
Kazik Raswanski’s award winning short film composed entirely of
cutaways, ends it’s impressive festival run with this final theatrical
screening. Kazik’s second feature film HOW HEAVY THIS HAMMER will be
premiering at TIFF 2015.
Bianco’s short film has won both the Cinéfondation award at the 2015
Cannes Film Festival and Special Jury Recognition at this years’ SXSW
Film festival. Pippa was also recognized as 25 New Faces of Independent
Film by Filmmaker Magazine.
Phillips, a Cinematographer turned Director, premiered his first
narrative film at the Semaine De La Critique at the 2015 Cannes Film
for his stylish and provocative Music Video work, Isaiah Seret directs
this never before seen visual treat shot by famed Cinematographer
Bradford Young (Last year’s TIFF selection PAWN SACRIFICE, SELMA, A MOST
VIOLENT YEAR) on 35 mm film.
Sammy Harkham is an acclaimed and awarding winning graphic novelist, as
well as the editor of the “Kramer’s Ergot” series, that is considered
amongst most influential comic anthologies today. Co-Director Patrick
Brice’s is the director of the indie comedy hit THE OVERNIGHT, as well
as the found footage indie horror film CREEP.
latest in a series of animated shorts created by writer and director
Carson Mell who is known for his Sundance selected short films as well
as his writing work on HBO comedy hits EASTBOUND AND DOWN and SILICON
THE AUDITION – Directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall
choreographer, Celia Rowlson-Hall was recently named one of Filmmaker
Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film and her first feature film
MA is having its world premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.