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BFF19 Short Film Showcase & Filmmakers Party

BFF19 Short Film Showcase Photo by Luca Ragogna
07 November 2016

 

This year’s Short Film Competition was a record breaker for BFF, receiving over 2700 submissions from across Canada and around the world. The resulting shortlist from this torrent of cinematic talent was nothing short of outstanding.

 

BFF19 Short Film Showcase Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase – Confused Rendez-Vous by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti

 

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

Mitch Grazat and Jamie Rodgers for Platonic

 

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

Marianne Champagne and Marianne Dimabogti for Confused Rendez-Vous

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

Brendan Hiles for A Cascadian Metal Adventure

 

 

Following the short film showcase we held the the awards ceremony and Filmmakers Party across the street from the Uptown Theatre at Fifty West in Mavericks Music Hall. Great tunes from DJ Casey George, as always Casey kept us dancing and grooving all night. Our delicious menu was catered by Made in Mexico Barrie, Lazy Tulip Cafe, Grilled Cheese Social Eatery and Cakes by Design. Such a fantastic night celebrating so many incredible filmmakers!

 

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THANK YOU to our MC’s Deanne McCallum, TV Producer at Rogers Tv Barrie and Troy McCallum, Program Director at boom 97.3 Toronto.

 

 

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

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And also to our guest presenters Amanda Dyke, the City of Barrie Cultural Department, Apryl Munroe, This Kinda Life and Dr. Michael Dove, sponsor of the Simcoe Category Awards.

 

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

BFF19 Short Film Showcase - CONFUSED RENDEZ-VOUS by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti Photo by Luca Ragogna

Simcoe Audio Video People’s Choice Award, Platonic by Mitch Graszat and Jamie Rogers

 

“What a fantastic year for our (not so) little Short film showcase! 2700 submissions came in from across the globe in 2016, making for a long yet rewarding process of getting to pick the best of the best. We were particularly excited to see that so many local filmmakers came back this season with exciting and creative films, a sure sign that the stable of talent in our own backyard continues to deepen. Can’t wait for next year!” Stu Lynam, BFF Short Film Competition

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS:

High School Category First Place:
His First Time – Directed and written by Angel Violet

High School Category Second Place:
Confused Rendez-Vous – Directed by Marianne Champagne, Patrick Walsh, Marianne Dimabogti

High School Category Third Place:
Platonic – Directed by Mitch Graszat and Jamie Rogers

Simcoe County Category First Place:
A Cascadian Metal Adventure – Directed by Brendan Hiles

Simcoe County Category Second Place:
Thank You For Calling – Produced by Jeff Reynolds, Directed by Matthew Read

Simcoe County Category Third Place:
Pretty Dangerous – Written and Produced by Jeff Reynolds, Directed by Dan Laera

Open Category First Place:
California Dreaming – Directed by Sahirr Sethhi

Open Category Second Place:
Ruth’s Great Escape – Directed by Thomas Bangert

Open Category Third Place:
Flaws – Directed by Anthony Bradley

Simcoe Audio Video People’s Choice Award:
Platonic – Directed by Mitch Graszat and Jamie Rogers

 

Our Shorts Showcase is generously sponsored by Gluskin Sheff, with awards supported by Dr. Dove and Simcoe Audio Video

 

BIG Thanks to our esteemed jury: Stu Lynam, Aaron Pullen, Wyeth Clarkson, Carole Schafer, Micheal Whyte

 

 

Photography by Luca Ragogna