At the tenth edition of TIFF, the audience is invited to test the most thrilling experience: the Shadows Shorts section, dedicated to horror & fantasy films. Programmer Mihai Mitrică, director of the Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, has revealed some of the reasons that make this year’s Shadows Shorts films one the highlights of the festival.
This year’s Shadows Shorts line-up puts together twelve very distinct films. We won’t enjoy only bloody horrors with zombies and monsters, we will also take pleasure in animation films (3 titles), mood films, strange and novel films that don’t keep to any cinema rules, besides the ones related to the impeccable design, from every point of view. From a stylistic point of view, they have one single thing in common: the dark, sinister, ominous mood. There is no sun in Shadows Shorts!
An absolute must-see of the section is Night Fishing, directed by cult-director Park Chan Wook, together with his brother – Park Chan-Kyong, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. The film was shot entirely on IPhone4, one more reason that makes this film not-to-be-missed. Co-director Park Chan-Kyong will personally attend the screenings in Cluj-Napoca.
The Shadows Shorts line-up is completed by Dennison Ramalho’s Ninjas, selected in the Official Competition at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, All Flowers in time, by Jonathan Caouette, author of Tarnation and member of Gus van Sant’s post-production team, with whom he worked with on several movies, but also the person behind the special effects in Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg’s famous film, Through the night, by Lee Cronin, nominated for the BAFTAs 2010 for Best Short Film, animated films Danny Boy, by Marek Skrobecki, Martyris, directed by Luis Felipe Hernandez Alanis, and Innercity by Alain Fournier.