The event I am most excited about is the Student Shorts showcase, which is being co-presented by Toronto Youth Shorts, and featuring animated shorts from across the globe, including Canada, Hungary and South Africa! This year’s line-up reflects the unique ability of animation to present the world from an endless array of perspectives, which cannot be portrayed as well through live action. For example, the film Amoeba (Bronwyn Horne) presents the isolation of a single-celled organism; Ramus (Danica Parry) follows a tree branch separated from its mother tree; and then there is Backwards Cat Goes to the Vet (Tanya Kozak) a strange phenomenon which can only be conveyed through animation!
So whether you are an avid animation fan, or are just looking for a new appreciation of this art form, check out Student Shorts on June 15th, 4:30 p.m. at George Brown College (Waterfront Campus). Visit the TAAFI website for the full line-up of Student Shorts. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the website for the full schedule of Screenings, Parties and Workshops!