Thursday, May 22, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Studio 4ºC’s “Genius Party” gets a Toronto premiere

You gotta love Todd Brown. Not only has he been helping out doing programming for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, but he’s also going to be programming the Midnight Creepy and Freaky Program at this year’s Worldwide Short Film Festival which runs from June 10th to June 15th here in Toronto. As part of his involvement with the festival he’s also scored an amazing double bill for all us Japanese cinema fans: Both “Genius Party” and “Genius Party Beyond” will be getting their Toronto debut on June 12th! From Studio 4 ºC, the people that brought us “Tekkon Kinkreet” and one of my favorite Japanese films of all time “Mind Game” these two omnibus films bring together some of the biggest names in contemporary anime (Masaaki Yuasa, Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, etc., etc.) for one soul purpose: to blow our tiny little minds! What? You don’t believe me? Check out the trailers below…

Thanks again to Todd at Twitch for the report, and to check out the full line up for this year’s Worldwide Short Film Festival head on over to their official site here.

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