Two Sheridan short films included in Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

Short film Never Stop Cycling by Collin Lepper. Courtesy of TIFF

Short film Never Stop Cycling by Collin Lepper. Courtesy of TIFF

Two short films from Sheridan’s Animation programs will headline the upcoming 14th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film festival.

The selections were announced on December 1st, as both “Tomonster” and “Never Stop Cycling” will compete in the festival with other films from all over Canada. The event is presented by TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). New this year: Canada’s Top Ten lineup features TIFF’s Student Film Showcase, now billed as Student Shorts, to shine a spotlight on the next generation of homegrown talent which includes two student films from Sheridan. The Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema, and is intended to raise public awareness of Canadian achievements in film. The event will run from January 2nd to the 11th.

Tomonster is a short film about an alien who lands in a tomato field and he quickly discovers that idyllic farmland can be dangerous ground to an intruder. Tomonster is a stunning computer generated animation that is riotous fun. Director and creator Pui Ka Wong is a 2014 graduate from Sheridan College’s Computer Animation program. Tomonster is her directorial debut.

Never Stop Cycling is a Tim Burton-inspired stop-motion animation about a creature in search of a vital organ who must journey from his dreary apartment to a strange, exotic world. Director and creator Colin Lepper recently graduated from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Animation program. Also his directorial debut, Never Stop Cycling has played at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Montreal Stop Motion Festival, and Ottawa International Animation Festival, and has won awards at the Say It In Eight Student Film Festival, Trenton Film Festival, and IndieFEST. He now resides in Venice, California where he works as a stop-motion animator at Jib-jab Studios.

Watch the full film Never Stop Cycling here

And Tomonster here

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