CineSiege – The future of cinema is here


Come catch the next wave of Canadian film producers at CineSiege and see the new film talent being developed at York.

CineSiege is a showcase screening of a juried selection of outstanding productions of the past year by students in York’s Department of Film & Video, Faculty of Fine Arts. It will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7pm at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto.

Left: Eugene Levy

Right: Patricia Rozema

The program features top picks by leading lights of the Canadian film scene: Eugene Levy, comic actor and screenwriter; Patricia Rozema, director; Larry Weinstein, director, producer and writer of Rhombus Media; Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star movie critic and co-host of Rogers Television’s “Reel to Real”; and Liz Braun, Toronto Sun film critic.


Left: Larry Weinstein

Right: Geoff Pevere

There will be seven productions on the program, representing outstanding works produced by undergraduate students of York’s Department of Film & Video in 2002-2003. The winning films were selected by the jury from a collection of 19 nominated productions, which had in turn been shortlisted from over 15 hours of works made by second-, third- and fourth-year students. The jury chose the films for exceptional achievement in specific categories such as direction, writing, cinematography, and sound and editing. In addition, it selected one production rated as best overall.

Left: Liz Braun

Three of the five jurors – Liz Braun, Geoff Pevere and Patricia Rozema –will be present at CineSiege to introduce the films and explain why they chose them. Directors of the nominated films will also be present.

Funding for CineSiege was made possible by a three-year sponsorship commitment from Steve, Nick and Larry Mirkopoulos through their company, Cinespace Film Studios. Steve Mirkopoulos is a member of York University Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Mirkopoulos family has supported the University with many gifts over the years. York University Foundation arranged for Cinespace Film Studios to provide financial support for CineSiege. The film studios’ sponsorship commitment is for three years, this being year one.

Admission to the event is $5. For more information on CineSiege, call 416-736-5149.