Nu York Film Festival offers an eclectic mix of flicks by York film grads

The Nu York Film Festival, a screening of eclectic films created and produced by the 2005 graduating class of York’s Department of Film, will be held Saturday with screenings from 1 to 6pm at Toronto’s Royal Cinema, 680 College St. Admission is just $5 for the entire screening and available at the door.

These 12 fictional works, created in John Greyson’s Fiction II Class, run the gamut of themes and genres, including musicals, comedies, heart-rending dramas and full-out action flicks.

1-4pm Program

Mantisá – a story of broken souls scarred by the betrayal and violence of abuse, the betrayal of a world unwilling to listen to the truth, and the empty promises of love by their abusers
Director: Brendon Foster-Algoo

I Hate Moosicals! – In a musical comedy, Genevieve the cow narrates the heart-rending tale of star-crossed lovers in a town divided by cow-love and cow-hate.
Directors: Bonnie Marshall and Tamar Ditzian

The Scent – A film about a perfume maker searching for the perfect scent who is trapped by feelings of guilt and rumination.
Director: Ariel (Chong Hee) Youm

Control – What would it be like to have complete control of your life? To be able to fast forward through the hard times, pause the good or rewind and fix your biggest mistake?
Director: Nick Butler

Snow Angel – “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” (Denis Waitley)
Director: Joelle Habbaki

Director: Jorge Rangel


4-6pm Program

Homo High – School’s out (of the closet).
Director: Jonathon Rivait

Based On A True Story – The events and characters depicted in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Director: Ryan Neill

Ruby Read – Never underestimate the curiosity of an eight-year-old girl.
Director: Lara Mrkoci

Director: Farhad Farazmand

Calogero – A young Sicilian moves to Toronto to follow his dream of becoming a professional hockey player.
Director: Jonathan T. Garcia Mainou

God’s Goodness – A dying young genius tests the faith of the Christian immigrant who cares for him.
Director: Marc Betsworth

This article was submitted to YFile by Mary-Lou Schagena, Faculty of Fine Arts.