Monday, May 21, 2012

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival Set Design Challenge

I posted my pre-TIFF Next Wave coverage HERE, but in addition to seeing a couple of the films featured at the festival, I also attended the Set Design Challenge on Saturday, May 12. It was such a cool event to see first-hand. Six Toronto teams were brought to the TIFF Bell Lightbox to create their own Hollywood backlot sets - each being given a different theme. Starting at 10am, the groups were provided with supplies in the form of everyday household objects and materials.

Some volunteers playing around in a set built by their mentors/advisors
Working hard!
Here are the six final sets:

Theme: Inside a temple & had to incorporate 'mom' jeans
Theme: Inside a train - they chose to create a 'Granny Train'
Theme: Inside a jail cell
Theme: A website
Theme: A teenage girl's bedroom - they chose a Medieval angle
Theme: A skatepark
They used their imagination and creativity to impress the judges: Matthew Lillard (actor & director of Fat Kid Rules the World), Jacob Wysocki (star of Fat Kid Rules the World), MTV's Johnny Hockin, and director Sean Wainsteim.

Check out my review of their film Fat Kid Rules the World for Faze Magazine

So which set came out on top?

The 'Website' themed team!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

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