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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 — 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. West, Toronto
CineSiege 2011 is a juried showcase screening of outstanding productions created in 2010-11 by talented young filmmakers in York University's Department of Film.
The program will feature a selection of short films - riveting dramas, cutting-edge experimental works and provocative documentaries - chosen by five external jurors. Their
CineSiege picks are selected from a shortlist of 22 productions nominated from the total pool of 135 films made at York last year.
Jurors will be on hand at CineSiege to introduce the winning films and explain why they were selected.
Eileen Arandiga, director, World Wide Short Film Festival
is the director of the Worldwide Short Film Festival in
Toronto, a festival she has been associated with in various capacities for over nine years. She previously worked for the Toronto International Film Festival and several arts
organizations in Australia. Arandiga has served on many festival juries and has been a guest speaker at festivals in Canada and the US. She has also run film and video workshops
for young women in Toronto. She currently sits on the board of directors for the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.
Sarah Goodman, documentary filmmaker (Army of One, When We were Boys)
is a writer, producer and director. Her credits include the
short films Concoctions
(2000) and The Juice Man's Daughter
(2001). She was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Director for Army of One
, which won Best Documentary at Toronto's
Hot Docs International Film Festival in 2004, was released theatrically in New York, Toronto and Vancouver, and toured festivals worldwide. Her latest documentary feature,
When We Were Boys
, dubbed 'pop verité' by Canadian film luminary Peter Wintonick, premiered at Hot Docs in 2009. She is currently working on a new feature film.
Adam Nayman, film critic, The Grid
is a film critic for the Toronto alt weekly The Grid
magazine. He has also contributed articles to Montage
, Elle Canada
, The LA Weekly
, The Village Voice
, The National Post
and The Walrus
He teaches documentary cinema at Ryerson University.
Pablo de Ocampo, artistic director, Images Festival
Curator and artist Pablo de Ocampo
is the artistic director of Toronto's
Images Festival, the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture. Prior to taking up his position at Images, de Ocampo lived in Portland,
Oregon where he helped found the experimental film screening series Cinema Project and served as executive director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center.
Barbara Willis Sweete, film director and producer; founding partner of Rhombus Media
A former York film student, Barbara Willis Sweete
is a founding partner
of the internationally-acclaimed production company Rhombus Media. She has produced and directed more than 30 films with Rhombus and more than 25 projects for other producers. Her films
have earned an Oscar nomination, three international Emmys, three Grammy nominations, dozens of Gemini Awards, a Genie Award, and top honours at major film festivals around the world.
Her directing credits include 14 live HD broadcasts for New York's Metropolitan Opera of New York over the past three years, with five more coming this season, reaching 1600 cinemas
in 46 countries around the world. Most recently, she directed a screen adaptation of the iconic Canadian play Billy Bishop goes to War
, written by and starring John Gray and Eric Peterson,
which premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently developing several dramatic feature films and a television series.
CineSiege is made possible through the generous support of