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Giggleshorts Comedy Film Festival

Bloor Cinema Toronto Canada Aug 20-25 2002

Rooster Tails animations premiered here

Film Fest Fotos

Theater Entrance

Closing Party

4 Cusimanos







Maestro's Studio



Aug. 20 to 25 saw the Giggle Shorts International Comedy Film Festival at The Bloor Cinema in Toronto.

Some of the 140 films:

H.R. Pukenshette by Steve Harold An unlikely tale of angelic intervention.

Dozen For Lulu by Naomi Jaye A man turns donuts into art.

Wash n Go by Nick Warburton (UK), Boomerang by Lib Kelly (Australia), and Fork Keeps by Emmannuell Romanelli (Montreal) all explored the awkwardness of a first date.

Mixed Marriage by Beth McElhenny & Joan Easley featured a therapy session between a modern woman and a caveman.

There were various animations. Stickgirl by Bruce Simpson (Best Canadian Filmmaker) was a spokesperson for Generation X. Oola Loop, a fashionable woman shopper, was created by Carolle Shelley Abrams.

Yours truly had four animations from the Rooster Tales series screened including Queen Day.

Friday night featured an informal screening at Paupers Pub where the audience enjoyed beer and food, and met the filmmakers.

The surprise of the festival was silent live action shorts from Uzbekistan filmmaker. (Best Producer) There are no words in his movies and no words to describe the unusual humor of his films that seemed to carry the spirit of the Giggleshorts Comedy Film Festival.