Mission statement

Films In Bloom is a short film and video festival focused on offering emerging Canadian Film Makers the opportunity to show case their work in a positive and professional environment.

About the Festival:

Films in Bloom, is a festival entering it second year, showcasing the work of young emerging filmmakers from a variety of genres. Our primary goal is to offer support for emerging Canadian Film makers by providing them with a professional environment where there productions will be screened for the public. Set at Steam Whistle Brewery in the historical ‘John Street Roundhouse’ the two-hour showcase will be chosen by a panel of guest judges made up of industry representatives to provide beneficial feedback for the artist. While last years festival took place in the gallery, this year the screening will be held in the Hall, offering twice as many seats for more people to enjoy. Following the screenings, everyone is invited to the gallery to join us for an after party with dancing and drinks to celebration the film makers success. Films in Bloom does not have a specific genre format, rather we encourage all types of productions to enter to allow for accessibility and encouragement of all film and video productions.

Past History:

Last year’s Festival showcased some truly impressive videos, ranging from experimental to fiction, animation to documentary. With two hours of content it certainly gave everyone something to talk about at the after party, while they danced and enjoyed refreshing Steam Whistle Pilsners and cocktails. Over all the success of the festival was enormous and this is why the second annual FIB will be a smashing success.

Who runs FIB?

Brendan Brady has been active in the film and theatre scene in Toronto since moving from Kingston in 2006. After attending York university, He and former FIB co-director, Julian Hacquebard made there own small feature which showcased at last years FIB entitled ‘Girls and Bicycles’. This year he has been working on a wide range of projects from Music videos for the English band Flash Fiktion to Gangs Of Vancouver, a documentary for CBC, which will air in 2011. Taking on the roll of Co-Director of FIB has been an exciting chance for him to continue to hone is craft in the film world as well as create strong relationships with past, present and future filmmakers.

Brad Tinmouth is a recent graduate of York University's BFA program in Film and Video Production where he focused on alternative practices, video art and editing techniques. Tinmouth resides in Toronto, Canada where he works primarily with web-based new media, sculpture (both digital and IRL) and video. He is the co-founder of Butcher Gallery, a small artist-run space in Toronto that exhibits emerging artists working with contemporary mediums of media and technology. He has had is work exhibited locally and abroad with recent and up-coming presentations in Nuit Blanche, Images Festival, Preteen Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

©Films in Bloom 2010