It’s no secret that we at Fandor have long had love for the Great White North: we’ve been available in Canada for over a year and we’ve also made it a point to highlight our offerings from Canadian directors and the National Film Board of Canada. Now, we’re taking that commitment one step further and releasing a fantastic collection of short films from alumni of the Canadian Film Centre, an organization that supports and mentors budding professionals in all aspects of media production, from script to score. Jonathan Marlow, Fandor’s Chief Content Officer, characterizes this partnership as “an essential step in our increasing commitment to the Canadian film industry.”
CFC’s Short Dramatic Film Program is aligned with Fandor’s belief in the power of short-form films, which often have trouble finding a home or audience after the festival circuit. Starting July 1, fifteen shorts from graduates of this program will be available in the library (many in HD), with more to come in the near future. With titles including The Passion of John Ruskin, starring Neve Campbell, and Prey, starring Sandra Oh, there’s plenty to discover and love in this collection. And since each of these titles averages a running time of around fifteen minutes, you can take a quick flick break OR settle in for a good old-fashioned binge. We won’t tell.
So pour some gravy on your fries, crack open a Labatt Blue and enjoy these amazing offerings from your new favorite Canadian directors! We’ll have more great Canadian films in the library very soon.