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YoungCuts Film Festival 2011
YoungCuts Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the announcement of 2011’s Top 100 short films by the world’s best young filmmakers 25 and under. Oasis HD will present the films at Montreal’s Guzzo Spheretech theatres from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd.
The Festival starts with a free screening 1PM on Friday, presented as part of les Journées de la Culture. Featuring films by young Quebec filmmakers, the opening screening is designed to show high school students the kinds of films that they can aspire to produce at the CEGEP level.
Virgin Radio 96 presents the festival’s Opening Night Canadian Heritage screening at 7PM on Friday, in a session that features Quebec’s best young anglophone filmmakers. Oasis HD presents the Friday 9PM screening which concludes with a fantastic documentary, Finding Fathers, an emotional journey by American war orphans to visit their fathers’ graves in Normandy.
On Saturday October 1, Tribute Magazine and En Primeur present screenings at 5PM, 7PM and 9PM featuring great films from Quebec, Canada, the United States and the World, including the always popular Animation and Music screening at 5PM.
On Sunday October 2, TextbookVideos presents the best films from teen filmmakers at 5PM, including I Love Burgz, a film about Little Burgundy produced by the charity Leave Out Violence. At 7 PM, MyFilmmaker.com presents great films from Quebec, Canada, the United States and the World. The festival concludes with the Oasis HD Grand Prix selection, the best films from the festival, at 9PM.
The festival presents at least one filmmaker award per screening. Every year, festival judges evaluate more than a thousand films from 30 countries before selecting the top 100 films. This year’s Top 100 includes films from 10 countries in 10 different languages. La Ville de Montréal, le Bureau du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Montréal, the Mirror and 24 Heures also sponsor the YoungCuts Film Festival.