CFC and Fandor Team Up to Offer Fandor Subscribers Access to Acclaimed CFC Short Films

CFC and Fandor Team Up to Offer Fandor Subscribers Access to Acclaimed CFC Short Films

Toronto, June 10, 2015 – On the heels of their partnership to present The Future of Film: Imagining & Building a New Film Ecosystem, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Fandor have joined forces once again, this time to celebrate and champion short film. Fandor has licensed a catalogue of acclaimed and award-winning CFC short films that will be available to Fandor subscribers on beginning Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The shorts can be watched or streamed everywhere through – on TV, web and mobile platforms such as Roku, Chromecast, Android, Kindle, iPad, iPhone and on Mac or PC desktops. Together, CFC and Fandor are celebrating the tremendous value of short film storytelling by enabling a curated selection of Canadian indie CFC shorts of all genres to be seen by a global audience.

“The creative community in Canada have our ardent support,” said Jonathan Marlow, co-founder and Chief Content Officer, Fandor. “This partnership with the Canadian Film Centre and the imminent debut of several remarkable short films produced by the CFC is an essential step in our increasing commitment to the Canadian film industry.”

The catalogue of CFC short films licensed by Fandor were created by CFC alumni through the Short Dramatic Film Program, a 360-degree advanced concept-to-market initiative for filmmakers that launches exciting, original voices and concepts into the international marketplace. Titles that will be available on include ELEVATED (1996), from director Vincenzo Natali, nominated for Golden Sheaf Award for Direction, Editing, and Drama at 1997 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival; OLIVER BUMP’S BIRTHDAY (2011), directed by Jordan Canning, winner of Best Short Film Youth (12+) at 2012 KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin; HOW TO RID YOUR LOVER OF A NEGATIVE EMOTION CAUSED BY YOU! (2010), directed by Nadia Litz, starring Sarah Allen; THE PASSION OF JOHN RUSKIN (1994), directed by Alex Chapple, starring Mark McKinney and Neve Campbell; and PREY (1995), from director Helen Lee, starring Sandra Oh and Adam Beach, among many others. Increasing their online offering to include a selection of CFC short films furthers Fandor’s mission to create a global community of film lovers and makers connected by meaningful and entertaining cinematic experiences.

“CFC is committed to creating worldwide opportunities for Canadian talent to share their stories and continue producing content which crosses borders, cultures, technologies and generations,” said Kathryn Emslie, Chief Programs Officer, CFC. “We are especially pleased to continue our partnership with Fandor to build support for our filmmakers in Canada and beyond.”

By subscribing to Fandor, members join a community of film lovers who have access to CFC’s award-winning short films, as well as a collection of thousands of handpicked films of all types, lengths and genres, from around the world. For more information and to subscribe, please visit

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About CFC
CFC accelerates the careers of the brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media. A charitable organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada's diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities, and fostering industry collaborations and creative partnerships. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country's most creative ideas and voices to the world. For more details, visit

About Fandor
Fandor makes it easy for you to find the right film to watch. With the biggest handpicked collection of the most-talked-about indie films from around the world, there’s always something great to watch, whatever your mood, on almost any device. But we’re more than just a destination for exceptional films. We’re also building a community of film lovers and makers and developing industry-leading initiatives, including Fandor | Festival Alliance, FIX Filmmaker Alliance and Fandor edu.


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Cory Angeletti-Szasz
Communications Specialist, CFC
416.445.1446 x463

Tom Grievson
Director, Marketing Communications, Fandor