For all of you who decided short films weren't your thing, SCREW YOU!!! For those of you who had other commitments, you missed a hell of a show, but I hope you'll be able to come next year. Yesterday, Matt and I went to the 2880 Film Blitz. The event calls on sixteen teams of filmmakers, selected by lottery, to race against the clock to write, shoot and edit a short film in only 48 hours (2880 minutes). All 16 teams submitted work, and 15 of the teams made the 19:00 deadline yesterday. It's amazing what people can get done in 48 hours. I would say a solid 9-10 films were definitely worth a second look.
The 2880 Film Blitz clearly illustrates one of the things that I miss about Montreal, a vibrant and diverse art scene. Hamilton has some cool things but not in the same numbers.