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Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival
May 5 @ 6:30 pm - May 6 @ 9:30 pm
– Tickets on sale Friday, April 7 at 12:00pm ET on www.lakeshorts.ca –
After reviewing over one hundred submissions, a distinguished jury has selected a diverse slate of 16 short films from six different countries, ranging from inspirational dramas to sidesplitting comedies, for the seventh annual Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival. The Festival, produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc. in association with Lakeshore Arts, will celebrate its seventh year at The Assembly Hall at 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017. Once again bringing the world of vanguard independent short filmmaking to Toronto’s lakeshore, Lakeshorts will feature homebred Canadian films such as Becoming Wigglesworth, a fun tale about taking a chance in life and doing what one really wants to do and Son, a poignant drama from Luxembourg which tells the story of a father who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma. For a full list of films, please visit www.lakeshorts.ca. On Friday, May 5, the focus will be on the Scotiabank Loved and Local selections, featuring the works of local, emerging filmmakers and hosted by renowned film critic Richard Crouse. The AGF Gala on Saturday, May 6 will showcase international and award-winning short films and will be hosted by acclaimed actor Rick Roberts (Saving Hope, Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue). Blue carpet arrivals for the AGF Gala will commence at 6:30pm followed by a pre-performance reception. The screening will begin at 7:45pm. Lakeshorts is spearheaded by Artistic Director Michelle Nolden, a recent Canadian Screen Award nominee for her role as Dr. Dawn Bell in CTV’s Saving Hope and is produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc.’s Chris Szarka.