An elderly woman desperately tries to record her life before she forgets it.
Writer/director Michelle Porter and producer Amy Belling have been nominated for Best Live Action Short with REGARDING SARAH at the 28th Annual Genie Awards, which recognizes the best of Canadian cinema.
REGARDING SARAH has screened at over 40 festivals worldwide (including presentation in Russia, Iran, India, Poland, Germany, France, Austria, Canada, and throughout the USA); received 6 Leo Awrds (including Best Short Drama, Direction, Screenwriting, Production Design, Editing, and Female Lead Performance); and won numerous international festival awards such as the Special Jury AWard at the 2007 Asian International Short Film Festival (Seoul, Korea), the Short Film Award at Festival Tous Courts (Aix-en-Provence, France), Best Short Narrative at the Crossroads Film Festival (Jackson, Mississippi), Most Memorable Film at the 33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival (Portland, Oregon), Audience AWard for Best Short at the Jackson Film Festival (Jacksonville, Florida), and the Jury Award at the Yorkton Film Festival
Festival Tous Corts, Aix-en-Provence, France
REGARDING SARAH wins SHORT FILM AWARD
Asian International Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
REGARDING SARAH wins SPECIAL JURY AWARD
British Columbia’s Film and Television Awards
REGARDING SARAH wins 6 LEO AWARDS
Best Short Film! – Amy Belling & Michelle Porter
Best Director! – Michelle Porter
Best Writer! Michelle Porter
Best Production Design! – Peter Ochotta
Best Editing! – Lauren Mainland
Best Female Lead Performance! – GIna Stockdale
Canadian Broadcast — Premiere on CBC’s Canadian Reflections!
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, Victoria, B.C., Canada
– screening Mon. Feb. 5 @ 9:30pm – Plan B Nightclub, 1318 Broad Street
Screening in INDIA! Feb. 11-13, 2007
International Festival of Short Films on Culture, Jaipur, India
Local screening at Tinseltown Jan. 26, 2007 @ 7:00pm:
Moving Pictures 2007: Canadian Films on Tour in the Competitions Shorts Programme
International Premiere at the 33r Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, USA
*Award-winning “Most Memorable Film”
International Premiere at the 33rd Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, USA
*Award-winner “Most Memorable Film”
Vancouver International Film Festival
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival
World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival in the Short Films Programme: Maturity and Beyond. Fri. Sept. 1/14:30/L11.01.3 Sat. Sept. 2/17:00/L11.02.4
BIG SHOES TO FILL
Jim Norton is a serious lawyer who is slowly transforming into a clown. Try as he might to fight it, Jim cannot escape the funny side of life. Big Shoes To Fill is an absurd comedy satirizing our very serious world.
2003 – “Big Shoes To Fill” received “Best Narrative Short” at the Endless Films St. Film Festival
2003 – “Big Shoes To Fill” received two for the 2003 BC Leo Awards, Canada.
2003 – “Big Shoes To Fill” received the “Best Short Film” at the Moving Pictures Festival, Canada
2002 – “Big Shoes To Fill”: Michelle Porter received the Telefilm Canada Award for Best Emerging Western Director of a Short or Midlength Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival