Despite my lack of drive to make any sort of official end of year/decade lists, I felt compelled to at least post about my favourite short films from 2019. I now spend about ten hours a week watching short film submissions for various festivals so this format has become a sizable part of my life.
Even though short film visibility has increased (thanks to avenues provided by institutions like Little Terrors and Shudder), I still like to promote short filmmakers I feel strongly about. I don't need to be the millionth person to say how awesome The Mandalorian is, but I can perhaps steer someone to the latest project by Justin Harding or Faye Jackson. That's a bit more meaningful.
I'm happy to say that I was able to program all but one of these short films below at Saskatoon Fantastic.
|(Fears) Directed by Germán Sancho.|
|Directed by Guillermo de la Rosa.|
|Directed by Jason Gudasz|
|Directed by Oskar Lehemaa.|
|Directed by Lance Edmands.|
|Directed by Erica Scoggins.|
Thanks to Shannon Hanmer for introducing me to Place and A Noise That Carries and Fantasia for allowing me to discover the rest. Here's to a short-tastic 2020!