The BrockTV coordinators of the RenderThis Film Festival are thrilled with the overwhelming number of films being presented at this year’s festival. A final lineup of sixteen films, created by Brock University and Niagara College students, have been announced. Attendees and filmmakers are all “winners” in that the evening will truly be a celebration of the abundant talent within our midst.
Set for Thursday, Jan. 22 in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre (6:00 p.m. reception with cash bar and 7:00 p.m. show time), the program will include approximately two hours of film content followed by the presentation of a Jury Prize and an Audience Choice Award. Honourees will receive trophies and monetary prizes, with runners-up receiving film industry-related prizes donated by sponsors Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Festival attendees also get the chance to win door prizes and receive recognition for their red carpet fashions.
RenderThis is open to all (age 16+ suggested). Tickets are $5 and are available at the Centre for the Arts box office and at the door. An after-party 19+ audience members will take place at Isaac’s bar & Grill following the festivities. Organizers recognize The Brock Centre for the Arts for their support of RenderThis.
The following are the films, their authors and a brief synopsis:
Happy Birthday by Daniel Cutajar
The “Candle Killer” only commits murder on Dec. 23rd — will he finally be caught this year or will he escape to kill again next year?
Casual by Nicholas Janzen
Marcus must overcome the biggest challenge of his new professional career: casual Friday.
Heart Shadows by Julian Anderson
Heart Shadows is about letting go.
Restoration by Reece Fisher
After the passing of his father, Vince begins seeing the truth in people through the burden his father had left him, ultimately changing his life forever.
Hyperreal by Dawson Bowen
Twenty-first century relationships are explored by combining reality, fiction and several genres.
Mouse of Powell by Parker Elgie
A man indulges in a unique routine.
High T.N.T by Kevin McGuiness
After a tea shortage, Queen Vicky threatens to destroy Victorian England in this animated steampunk film. Hack Space
DIY Conference by Jacob Fromer
A documentary exploring technologies presented at the Hack Space DIY Citizenship Conference held at the University of Toronto.
Time Bomb by Cory Maddalena
Racing against the clock, a student must choose: his academic career, his relationship or to become a hero.
Sonny Side Up by Mike Soppit
A side effect of a new prescription causes the return of a university student’s imaginary childhood friend.
Oh Deer by Jordan Albanese
A terminally ill man is desperate to find an escape, but on his own terms.
Finch Avenue by Taj Hillocks
Jack questions his position in life while Joan struggles with unhappiness in their marriage.
Vanity by Alex Caucean
A young girl is forced to deal with the overwhelming consequences of addiction.
The Screening by Paper Cuts Rock
Set in 2045, this thought-provoking music video explores themes of consumerism, technology and media.
Nyarlathotep (Nee-ar-lyat-ho-tep) by Sarjis Amin
A simple mistimed delivery puts the world at risk from supernatural forces. Inspired by the poem by H. P. Lovecraft.
Delirium by Matthew Jesson
A university student begins to question his sanity when an outside force begins to take over his life.
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