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Shorts in Motion

Press release


Phones. Films. Seduction.  It’s not what you think...
Ten two-minute films in production for mobile, TV, cinema and web

-- Creators and producer to participate on MIP panels --

The lure of politics, a glimpse at social change or the promise of intimacy  -- seduction has many faces. CHUM Television’s Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are pleased to announce production has begun on the 2006 Shorts in Motion. Produced by marblemedia (in co-production with the NFB), Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction will tantalize and inspire with 10 two-minute shorts for mobile, television, cinema and online.

On April 5, Executive Director of Bravo!FACT, Judy Gladstone, and Director General of English Program for the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, will participate on the Mobile TV Content Showcases Part 2 panel, an event focussing on short films created for mobile (Location: Audi K, Level 4, 1pm). Gladstone and marblemedia Producer and Partner Matt Hornburg are participating in the MIPTV Rights and Financing Workshop on Friday, April 7 (Location: Audi K, Level 4, 10:30 am).

In producing Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction, the producers are using an innovative process to tell distinctive stories that audiences will be able to enjoy on their choice of medium: mobile devices, television, the web and in cinemas. The anthology of films will be complemented with additional interactive, mobile and online content to create a truly unique experience.

The 10 films will continue and expand upon the success of the first Shorts in Motion films, including the experimentation and content exploration that filmmakers Don McKellar, Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherland and Mark McKinney started in the first phase of Shorts in Motion (produced by Foundry Films and The Film Farm). Don McKellar’s films, Phone Call from Imaginary Girlfriends (Ankara and Istanbul) were filmed using a cell phone and, in addition to being downloadable on video-enabled, subscriber-based cell phones, they also premiered on Bravo! and at the Toronto International Film Festival.

I’m Sorry and Phone Call from Imaginary Girlfriends were the only Canadian official nominees for Best Made for Mobile TV Content/Format Category at the MIPCOM 2005 Mobile TV Awards.

Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction is a presentation of CHUM Television’s Bravo!FACT and a co-production of the NFB and marblemedia. To be completed in the summer of 2006, the initiative involves partners: Ericsson, Telefilm Canada New Media Fund, the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Interactive Digital Media Fund and the NYC-based Sundance Channel.

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At MIP, for more information, please contact:
Nathalie Courville, Director General, Marketing and Communications, NFB, 06 27 42 05 97
Judy Gladstone, Executive Director, Bravo!FACT, 011 416 509 1160

In Canada, for more information, please contact:
Jennifer Humphries, NFB Publicity, 416-952-8960
Jennifer Lo, Director of Communications, Bravo!, 416-591-7400 x2761