Bravo!FACT Presents From Dusk to Dawn Event

This Saturday, Toronto trades sleep for a celebration of contemporary art and nightlife. On this night, when Toronto is transformed into an open-air art gallery, CTV’s Bravo!FACT’s (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) finest COMEDIC short films are screening at CTV’s street-level studio, 299 Queen Street West. Out of Site: Contemporary Art Works on Queen Street West Presents From Dusk to Dawn: A Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) Screening. This FREE event will run from 9 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd to 7 a.m. Sunday, October 4th.

Bravo!FACT shorts will be screened on a continuous loop both in studio and on a sidewalk-facing screen for pedestrians (with audio until 11 p.m.). Visitors enter the front doors of the Queen St. entrance.

Bravo!FACT shorts screening at Dusk to Dawn are:

SIGH, a physically comedic dance piece about falling in love at the supermarket, conceived by  and starring Joe Cobden, who co-directed with Benjamin Steiger-Levine;

THE PERFECT MATCH, an opera about two lonely sock puppets and their quest for love, directed by Tom Diamond;

LIBRARY RATS, a comedic dance short, starring Montreal-based “Les 5 doigts de la main” directed by Frédérick Pelletier ;

PEN PALS, an animated story of a late night duel between a pencil and a technically superior graphic pen, directed by Art Curry;

THE STRAIGHTJACKET LOTTERY, a black comedy about the thin line dividing the mentally well from the mentally ill, written and directed by Doug Karr;

THE ARGUMENT, a husband’s fantasy about a rebuttal to an argument he imagines having with his wife, starring real-life husband and wife Colin Mochrie and Deb McMgrath directed and produced by Larry Weinstein;

THE GIRLFRIEND INTERVIEWS, an experimental and comical mockumentary about the search for one woman’s next girlfriend, starting Anne-Marie MacDonald, Cara Pifko, Shoshana Sparling, Pamela Matthew, Diane Flacks and others, written and directed by Cassandra Nicolaou;

THE ISLAND, where the filmmaker considers, with the help of animation, a piece of fan mail he received, written, directed, produced and performed by Trevor Anderson

5 DYSFUNCTIONAL PEOPLE IN A CAR, a witty short about a dysfunctional family dropping Grandma off at a retirement home against her wishes, written and directed by Pat Mills;

120 SECONDS TO GET ELECTED, about a politician who seduces a crowd of potential voters in two minutes, directed by Denis Villeneuve;

CATTLE CALL, a short that examines auctioneering as a spoken word art form, directed and animated by Matthew Rankin and Michael Maryniuk;

SKYLIGHT, a cautionary mockumentary set against the foreboding backdrop of the Antarctic, written, directed and animated by David Baas.

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