Short Film Competition Screening Kicks Off EstDocs
EstDocs X kicked off its 2014 season with the Short Film Competition presentation on Friday. The sold-out event was held at Stephen Bulger Gallery (Camera Bar) on Queen St. W. The venue served the event well with its combined theatre to show films and art gallery for guests to mingle later. A total of 16 short films (max 7 min in length) were shown – all the films that were submitted to this year’s EstDocs Short Film Competition. These short films are being judged by the three-member jury consisting of Naomi Bock, Matthew Raudsepp and Maria Kivirand.
For the first time in EstDocs’ seven-year history of organizing the Short Film Competition, the audience was given the opportunity to vote for their favorite film. The Audience Favourite Award winner will be announced at the upcoming EstDocs gala.
All the short film competition entries can be seen on EstDocs Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/estdocsto, also at http://www.eesti.ca/estdocs-20...
The EstDocs Short Film Competition jury’s picks of winners for various awards will be announced on Saturday, 18th of October at the Estdocs gala being held at the HotDocs Bloor Cinema.
In addition to the awards ceremony, the gala will feature the world premiere screening of Reet and Tom Mae’s film “Keepers of the Loom”, a poignant documentary about refugee Estonians who keep their ancestral traditions alive through the creation of elaborate ethnic costumes and handcrafts.
The EstDocs documentary film festival takes place from October 16-21, 2014 at various venues in Toronto. Programs are available at the Estonian House, Tartu College and the Estonian Foundation of Canada office or visit www.estdocs.com for more information.