The best little films on the big screen!
Toronto certainly doesn’t lack for film screenings. Cinephiles here are spoiled for choice, usually. But when it comes to shorts, things aren’t so great. Toronto hosts the annual Worldwide Short Film Festival, so why should it be so hard to see great international short films the rest of the year?
(UPDATE: In August 2012, the Canadian Film Centre announced that the Worldwide Short Film Festival would be going on indefinite hiatus. It’s now even more difficult to find great short films on the big screen.)
Local film blogger James McNally (Toronto Screen Shots) launched Shorts That Are Not Pants in December 2009, showing a program of shorts in his apartment to a small group of friends. Several other editions followed, and he soon felt it was time to share the wealth of short film talent with the rest of the city.
Beginning in January 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants kicked off a quarterly celebration of short film. We’ve partnered with great organizations like Future Shorts and the National Film Board of Canada to bring you a curated program of films that we hope will entertain and inspire.
Questions? Get in touch!
Who are we?
- James McNally – Founder and Director of Programming
- Titania Plant – Assistant Programmer
- Angie Driscoll – Programming Advisor
Some Media Coverage
- Interview with Criticize This! (Brian McKechnie), December 2011
- Torontoist (Kiva Reardon), January 2012
- Toronto Film Scene (Pam Fossen), January 2012
- Interview with The Onion A.V. Club (John Semley), January 2012 (now offline)
- BlogTO (Danielle D’Ornellas), January 2012
- Examiner.com (David Voigt), January 2012
- Toronto Film Scene (Pam Fossen), April 2012
- Interview with Toronto Film Scene (Katarina Gligorijevic), May 2012
- Toronto Film Scene (Pam Fossen), July 2012
- TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies (Thom Ernst), July 2012
- Dork Shelf: Friendly Festivals: Shinsedai and STANP (Andrew Parker), July 2012
- Projections: The Toronto Star (Jason Anderson), January 2013
- The Substream (Rajo Zakic), January 2013
- Criticize This! (David Voigt), January 2013
- Movie Mezzanine (Corey Atad), January 2013
- Torontoist (Angelo Muredda), July 2013
- Hye’s Musings (Heidy M.), October 2013