Once the rain started, we made a mad dash for the poutine cart and then took shelter under an overhang and sampled a round of behemoth poutines from Smokes. I felt adventurous and tried the CFC Special Poutine, which had sausage, bacon, and pulled pork. It was a lot of meat… The festival diet begins!
|The Shorts Bus (locations)|
It was a fun night and a good way to start the week! If you are planning to attend the festival, which you should, here is a rundown of some films that are among the highlights of WSFF. Also of particular note for aspiring filmmakers or interested moviegoers are the symposiums that are happening throughout the week. For example, Wednesday (June 1st) offers a Master Class on Directing Performance. The leaders of this workshop are big-time Masters: Genie winning director Kari Skogland (The Stone Angel, Fifty Dead Men Walking) and two-time Genie winning actor Callum Keith Rennie (Last Night, Memento). Finally, festivalgoers can cash in on extra movies with the “Shorts Bus”, which will be zipping around Toronto and allow interested persons to hop aboard the travelling theatre and watch a short film. Who doesn’t love a ride with a stranger, especially if there’s a movie involved?