19 - 23 August 2003
Reviewer: Ed Farolan
Fifth Annual ReelFast 48 Hour Film Festival Gala Screening and Awards at
the Commodore Ballroom last August 23rd was another grand success. The top
11 (there was a tie) out of 62 films were screened and a panel of celebrity
judges awarded over $20 000 in cash and prizes to the following films:
Best Film - "Imetacanine", director Dylan Smith
This year two Significant Achievements were awarded from among the 62 films:
Achievement (Writing)-Dave Bene & Michael Scholar Jr. for "Trappings"
director Dave Bene
top eleven films (in alphabetical order) were: Conception (Kryshan
Randel), Er (Brendan Beiser), Getaway Island: The Collector's
Edition (Cameron Labine) Headshot (Drew McCreadie) Imetacanine
(Dylan Smith) Spin Cycle (Alec MacNeill-Richardson) The Big Day
(Gary Wawes) The Girl Who Mails Things to Herself (Aynsley Baldwin
& Melody Chan), The Souvenir (Mike Jackson), Therapy (Rob
Wenzek), and Your Other Left (Al Silverman).
Personally, I enjoyed Er and Headshot the best, although the others were truly entertaining.
Teams this year included participants from the filmmaking community including Venus Terzo, series lead on Da Vinci's Inquest; Ellie Harvey (The New Addams Family); a team composed entirely of family members (the Beisers); and teams travelling from Michigan and Ontario to compete. Kathleen Duborg, Derick Cobden and Thrasso Petras did another fantastic job this year!
© 2003, Ed Farolan