The BSSFF results are in…

On Wednesday afternoon, ESA Film took over the Queensway Cineplex’s largest theatre to screen the highlights of the year thus far.  The evening culminated in the presentation of the 2018 BSSFF Best in Show awards (as chosen by a group of elected peers).

The winners are:

Best Animation – Petra Kim – I Would have Given You Spring

Best Cinematography – Oliver Atherton/Aidan Breit-McNally – Daedalus

Best Post-Production – Evdokiya Mazhurina – Open Doors

Best Experimental Film – Erica Bruno – Windowpane

Best Narrative Film – Maximum Brauch/ Raine Akiyama-Chen – A Dying Disposition

Best Direction – Temple Marucci-Campbell/ Ava Young – More than just Hair

And in a hot off the presses bit of info, the results of the coveted Audience Choice award are in :

Ava Young – No More Crying over Boys

A huge thank you needs to go out to Rylan Pembroke for running Wednesday’s show.

Congrats to all of our filmmakers (and see you in five weeks)… FILM WEEK is just around the corner.

 

 

 

 

The Big Screen Student Film Fest is finally here…

There are still a few tickets left for Wednesday’s big show.  They are available here.  If any remain, they will be sold at lunch in the foyer.

If you do have tickets, please be aware that the show will start promptly at 4pm, so get there early to grab your snacks and your seat.

 

 

Only 2 sleeps left until the Big Screen Student Film Fest…

Screening over 45 films by over 70 different filmmakers, The Big Screen Student Film Fest promises to be a must-see event.  Happening at 4pm on Wednesday at the Queensway Cineplex, the show will culminate in the presentation of this year’s Best in Show awards as selected through private ballot by a peer elected jury of ESA filmmakers.

Some tickets still remain.  They can be found here.  Tickets will also be available tomorrow at lunch in the foyer.

 

 

 

 

The Big Screen Student Film Fest is over 50% sold out…

In just over 24 hours, The Big Screen Student Film Fest has sold over half of the tickets available.  Don’t wait to get yours.  The event will sell out.  Tickets are available here and will also be sold in the foyer at lunch tomorrow.

To get you in the mood, here’s one of last year’s stand-out films.  This year’s show promises to be just as entertaining and thought-provoking.

 

Tickets for The Big Screen Student Film Fest are now on sale

On Wednesday, April 11th at 4pm, ESA Film will be taking over The Queensway Cineplex for the presentation of the sixth annual Big Screen Student Film Festival.  The show is made up of the best work produced by ESA filmmakers so far this year.

Tickets are available here.  Don’t miss out as the event sells out every year.

The show will culminate in the presentation of the Best in Show awards, as selected by an elected jury of the filmmakers’ peers.

New Date for The Big Screen Student Film Festival

If you were planning your week around a trip to the Cineplex Queensway this Wednesday to see some outstanding student films, you’ll have to put those plans on hold as The Big Screen Student Film Festival has been postponed until April 11th at 4pm.

 

Tickets will go on sale soon.  Stay tuned.

In the meantime this week, you should totally check out the Mainstage production of As You Like It.  It promises to be up tempo and super-entertaining.  Get your tickets here.

 

 

ESA Film raises 490 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank

After a great 60 Second show on Wednesday, ESA Film has once again made a significant contribution to The Daily Bread Food Bank, putting our year over year donation at over 5000 pounds of food.

Thanks to everyone for all of your support and happy holidays.

And as a special treat, check out Oliver Atherton’s Other, a sinister look at how we deal with things we don’t understand.

Subscribe to The Film Shack – ESA Film’s little corner of the Youtube universe.

And follow us on Instagram – @esa_film.

One more sleep until The 60 Second Film Festival

The 60 Second Film Festival is nearly upon us… and literally only a handful of tickets are still available.  You can get them here. If any are still available at lunch, they will be sold in the foyer.  With a donation of three non-perishable food items, you can get in to the show for only $5.  All donated food will go to support the efforts of The Daily Bread Food Bank.

To get you in the mood, we dug into the 60 Second Vault and came up with Ava Young’s Meat of the Matter, a deceptively simple look at the impacts of bullying.

Subscribe to The Film Shack – ESA Film’s little corner of the Youtube universe.

And follow us on Instagram – @esa_film.

 

The 60 Second Film Fest is 75% sold out…

Do not be disappointed… The 60 Second Film Fest always sells out.

Tickets are available here.  They will also be sold in the foyer at lunch.  With a donation of three non-perishable food items, you can get in to the show for only $5.  All donated food will go to support the efforts of The Daily Bread Food Bank.

To get you in the mood, check out Callahan Bracken’s dark vision of childhood, Sewn.

Subscribe to The Film Shack – ESA Film’s little corner of the Youtube universe.

And follow us on Instagram – @esa_film.

Tickets are selling fast for The 60 Second Film Fest

Tickets are now available here.  They will also be sold in the foyer at lunch.  With a donation of three non-perishable food items, you can get in to the show for only $5.  All donated food will go to support the efforts of The Daily Bread Food Bank.

The event always sells out, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

And to get you in the mood, let’s dip into the vault.  Check out Maximum Brauch’s riveting character study, Leviticus.  (Look for a a special cameo from ESACA’s Matthew Varey).

Subscribe to The Film Shack – ESA Film’s little corner of the Youtube universe.

And follow us on Instagram – @esa_film.

Tickets to The 60 Second Film Fest are on sale now

Closing out ESA’s stellar run of 2017 shows is another edition of the school’s great pre-holiday tradition, The 60 Second Film Fest.  Featuring films by most filmmakers in the department, it’s a fantastic opportunity to see what’s been happening film-wise so far this year.

Tickets are available here… and will be sold in the foyer at lunch starting on Thursday.  With a donation of three non-perishable food items, you can get in to the show for only $5.

And to get you in the mood for the show, here’s a blast from the past: Alex Moity’s Fweep.

There’s more to see at The Film Shack.  Become a subscriber today.

And the Winners of the 6th Annual Shaftesbury Best in Show Awards are:

Presented by distinguished ESA alum, Mouna Traore, Shaftesbury – one of Canada’s leading content creators –  continued their long standing support of ESA filmmakers with the sixth annual Best in Show awards.

The winners are:

Grade 9 – Wavy Head by Max Shoham

Grade 10 – The Count of Park Lawn Cemetery by Dexter Huizenga

Grade 11 – You look nothing like your mother by Ava Young

Grade 12 – Jailbirds by Ryan Manning

Congrats to all of our filmmakers for a wonderful run.