Special mention goes out to the winners of the Best Toronto Award given out by Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival Director Henry Wong. Henry and the team couldn't decide on just one, so three of the local films were given official invitations into TYSFF:
1) Jessie MacAlpine: A Story of Youth and Science by Nicole Cedic
"The film focuses on Canadian science prodigy, Jessie MacAlpine. She has recently discovered an inexpensive treatment for Malaria and has filed for patent, the kicker being that she has accomplished all of this by the young age of 18. The fact that she is brilliant is amazing in its own right, but being a humanitarian is what makes her story especially unique."
2) Criterion by Dylan Vogel
A black and white experimental film that has already won National Gold Medal and Best in Grade 11 at the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Best Animation in the TIFF 2014 Jump Cuts.
3) My Last Day at Work by Sean Singh
A look into the life of an ex-rail driver's heart-breaking experience with post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.
**SUBMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR TORONTO YOUTH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014. SUBMIT! SUMBIT! SUBMIT!**