The finalists in the 15th annual Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase — “young” meaning a lower limit of Grade 4 — have been chosen by the TIFF Kids Festival. TIFF says “The films include stop-motion, live-action, and computer animation, and range from inspiring documentaries to creative dramas and historical period pieces.” They’ll be screened at the TIFF Kids Festival on the 24th, with winners announced at the awards ceremony that same day. Also taking place during TIFF Kids is the Industry Conference, focused this year on “casting and acting, the future of feature animation, and issues of diversity and equality in the industry” (for example, getting more women in).
(Via Wireservice.ca) “Canadians have long suffered mistreatment at the hands of Big Telecom,” says OpenMedia’s communications manager David Christopher. But now that the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) is designated the single point of contact for complaints against telecom providers — and is committed to making info about this public — things should change for the better. OpenMedia is dedicated to free expression on the Internet.
Check back later for a festival volunteer’s-eye-view of the Vancouver Web Fest, which wrapped last night with presentations of Swarovski crystal trophies in categories from Best Horror to Best Original Score.