The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon to the 2011 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, held May 31–June 5 in Bloor-Yorkville. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to any individual film screening (a $20 value).
- For $85, you get a do-it-all combo pass (a $170 value).
- For $59, you get a festival pass (a $125 value).
One of three Motion Picture Academy–accredited festivals in Canada, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival boasts myriad opportunities to see the launching work and short projects of Oscar and Genie Award qualifiers. Each 90-minute program introduces audiences of all tastes to a wide variety of genre, media, and rewindable theatre. Audience members opt for access to a film screening of their choice or a full festival pass to all screenings and May 31's Opening Night Gala events. Do-it-all combo passes grant guests access to all ocular delights as well as the full symposium schedule. Learn proper parenting for even the most experimental brainchildren in film-centric master classes, topical panels with directors and other established artists, and Power Hour sessions covering professional queries from sound design to funding.
During past festivals, well-behaving eyeballs have been rewarded with the short comedic and dramatic projects of Hollywood stars in the Celebrity Shorts 1 and Celebrity Shorts 2 programs. Eyes and ears speed-date with Scene Not Herd's music videos and with the animated and live-action creations in the Midnight Mania: Creepy and sexuality-centric Snap N' Tickle series. Catch silver screenings at the ROM and Varsity Theatres, and while 2011's upcoming itinerary has not yet been released, the festival schedule has updates. Tickets must be picked up from the box office before the show; Groupons will not be accepted as tickets at the theater.
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