The films of the finalists of the open competition of minute films began to appear on the official account of the Toronto International Film Festival: at the time of this writing, there are 13 of them, and there should be 30 participants in total.
In early July, the authors of the short films published them under the #TIFFxInstagram tag, after which the jury selected those who would compete for the People's Choice Award. This year the jury of the film festival consists of six people, among them directors Xavier Dolan, James Franco and Ava Duvernay, cameraman Ben Richardson, actress Priyanka Chopra, photographer Nabil Elderkin and artist Rachel Ryle.
The organizers of the competition offer to vote for the films you like with likes - the one who gets the most will receive a special festival prize. As expected, the works of the finalists are very different: among them there is a gentle fantastic story about the artist and his muse, and footage from the noisy funeral of the Dominican rapper, and a thriller based on the book by Roald Dahl, and a sci-fi about a sad astronaut. Soon, all thirty films will appear on the festival's instagram, the winner will be determined on August 17.