Curated by the editors of Stash, the “Best of 2011” includes behind-the-scenes materials, production notes, links, toolkit details, and full credits for each project.
Season 2 of the unique multi-platform series, PILLARS OF FREEDOM, tackles the question, “How hard is it to govern?”, when it returns to “The Space”, Monday, October 10th at 5:55 PM (ET) on TVO.
Winners of the 5th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) were announced last night during an awards celebration at The Drake Hotel. Guest judge, Atom Egoyan, was on hand to give away the top three prizes of the festival.
One of my favourite entries from this year’s list of finalists was FLIP HOP: che kothari x elicser x skam, a new edit of three longer pieces that were originally done for the Contact Photography Festival. The innovative “flip book” animation won 3rd prize. The series pays tribute to the amazing talents of local Toronto hip hop practitioners.
Che Kothari is a photographer and community leader and Executive Director of Manifesto Community Projects. He is also a founding member and the managing director of one of Canada’s leading online music websites, Earwaks.com.
It was a great year this year for TUFF. Congratulations to Sharon and the team at OneStopMedia.
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Waxhead and I got so into this web series back in 2006 that we would wander around the house waving our fingers and reciting menacing dialogue to each other. Mind you Waxy was just a tween so we could do these things. Now it would just be EMBARRASSING.
Lucky for us, and for lovers of the strange and macabre, Salad Fingers is back in Episode 9: Letter, the first new animation from creator David Firth in the last three years.
The animated series revolves around the eponymous Salad Fingers, a thin, green, mentally troubled man who inhabits a desolate world. Salad Fingers has strange habits, including tasting the dirt (“floor-sugar”), and displays a raspy asthmatic-like breathing when he becomes mesmerized with something or experiences extreme pleasure.
Salad Fingers premiered in Australia at the 2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival. Series background music is the tune “Beware the Friendly Stranger” by Boards of Canada.
Watch all nine episodes on YouTube.