COMPACT FILMS

REGARDING SARAH

An elderly woman desperately tries to record her life before she forgets it.

NEWS

January 2008

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.

www.genieawards.ca


January 2008

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


December 2007

Festival Tous Corts, Aix-en-Provence, France

REGARDING SARAH wins SHORT FILM AWARD


November 2007

Asian International Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

REGARDING SARAH wins SPECIAL JURY AWARD


May 2007

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

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!

www.leoawards.com



May 2007

Canadian Broadcast — Premiere on CBC’s Canadian Reflections!


February 2007

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


January 2007

Local screening at Tinseltown Jan. 26, 2007 @ 7:00pm:

Moving Pictures 2007: Canadian Films on Tour in the Competitions Shorts Programme


November 2006

International Premiere at the 33r Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, USA

*Award-winning “Most Memorable Film”


October 2006

International Premiere at the 33rd Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, USA

*Award-winner “Most Memorable Film”


October 2006

Local Premiere:

Vancouver International Film Festival


September 2006

Festival Screenings:

Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival

Calgary International Film Festival


August 2006

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.

NEWS

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