Aug 7, 2013
The Winnipeg Film Group is thrilled to announce that Leslie Supnet’s short animated film, A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste, will be featured in the Short Cuts Canada programme at this year?s Toronto International Film Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. TIFF runs from September 5-15, 2013.
A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste is a witty animation featuring a squirrel lying in bed pondering the essence of time. The film was created for the Storytime Exhibit at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 in September 2012 and is a collaboration between animator & director Leslie Supnet and writer & producer Glen Johnson.
The film was previously featured in Telefilm?’ special curated program Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Market (Marché du Film) and at the Festival’s Short Film Corner (Cannes Court Métrage), which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival and will be broadcast on CBC’s Canadian Reflections on November 10, 2013.
Leslie Supnet is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, whose moving image work aims to represent sincerity, lived experience, and the multiplicity of human emotion. Her shorts have screened at various festivals, such as TIFF (Short Cuts Canada 2013), Melbourne International Animation Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, European Media Art Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Image Forum Festival. Leslie won the 2012 Winnipeg Arts Council’s RBC On The Rise Award, and is pursuing an MFA in Film Production at York University beginning in the fall.
Both Leslie Supnet and Monica Lowe, WFG’s Distribution Director, will be attending TIFF and representing the film.
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