The 2012 Brookfield Film Festival has announced the lineup of films to be shown at its "shorts"-themed program, “Shorts and to the Point,” March 30-31. The short film collection will be showcased in three screenings: 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, and 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31.
The program will consist of a carefully selected arrangement of some of the most notable short films of the year, including both live-action and animated short productions from around the world. All of the films have been nominated for or received awards at other leading film festivals and competitions such as the Academy Awards and the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
The lineup of films includes:
- The Shore by Terry George (Northern Ireland); 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film (Live Action);
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (USA); 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Short Film (Animated);
- Pentecost by Peter McDonald (Ireland); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Live Action);
- Time Freak by Andrew Bowler (USA); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Live Action);
- A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe (UK); 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Film (Animated);
- David and Goliath by George Zaverdas (USA); First Place Gold Medal Winner 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival;
- DIK by Christopher Stollery (Australia); Second Place Silver Medal Winner 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival;
- The Tailor by Neil LaBute (USA); Official Selection: Newport Beach Film Festival and Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and Best Short: 2011 Litchfield Hills Film Festival; and
- Delusions in Modern Primitivism by Daniel Loflin (USA); Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
Specific film selections in the program may be subject to change.
The 2012 Brookfield Film Festival will be held at the , located at 182 Whisconier Road (Route 25) in Brookfield. The program is not rated and is intended for mature audiences (under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is $10 and festival attendees can enjoy a wine bar, door prizes and live music.