YMC Shorts - Inspiration for Creators

Films about films and filmmaking! The craft of creating for the screen is brought into focus with this collection of short works that range from the science of dramaturgy to the sounds and images that fill the frame.

Length: 30 minutes

Recommended for grades 8-12

The Rashomon Effect | Jeremiah Dickey | 5 min
Named after Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film based on the writings of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the Rashomon Effect is an enduring cultural metaphor that has transformed our understanding of truth, justice, and human memory.

June Night | Mike Maryniuk | 4 min
Juxtaposing archival imagery with handcrafted animation, avant-garde filmmaker Mike Maryniuk conjures up a shimmering utopian dreamscape, a post-covid world shaped by the primordial forces of nature – haunted by the genial spectre of Buster Keaton.

Footsteps | Jeremy Benning | 14 min
An inside look at the world of the foley artist. This short documentary is a sneak peek into a unique post production sound facility located in rural Ontario, an hour north of Toronto.

Ryan Reynolds: I’m a Laureate?Christopher Auchter | 5 min
Ryan Reynolds reflects on his childhood, family and career—punctuated by diversions into the charitable side of Twitter to appeal to his Canadian sense of self.

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