Insomniac Film Festival
Insomniac Film Festival
Franci Dimitrovska, director of  Limbs

Franci Dimitrovska, director of Limbs

FRANCI DIMITROVSKA

We sat with Franci at one of the loudest spots in Toronto - Nathan Phillips Square! Why? Well, Franci was on lunch break from her JOB! But she was still kind enough to chat all things Limbs! Check it out!

Hannah Louisy, director of  Bro Collage

Hannah Louisy, director of Bro Collage

HANNAH LOUISY

On a smooth Skype Call from glorious Montreal, Hannah Louisy (director of the thoughtful, hilarious Bro Collage) caught up with Seb and Adam!

Renee Y Liang, director of  Yolk

Renee Y Liang, director of Yolk

RENEE Y LIANG

Weeda exited the transcription lair and moved in front of the mic with Adam to chat all (well, some) things Yolk with director Renee Y Liang!

Cadence Weapon, co-director of  High Rise .

Cadence Weapon, co-director of High Rise.

CADENCE WEAPON

Nara and Adam sat on the dewey grass in Grange Park, talking loudly on speakerphone with Cadence Weapon - the artist behind High Rise.

Nick White, director of  Nadia’s Songs

Nick White, director of Nadia’s Songs

NICK WHITE

Seb and Adam chatted with Nick about all things fandom, and fandom’s connection with Nick’s emotional essay film (or perhaps not essay film???) Nadia’s Songs.

Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok, director of  when you weren’t looking

Sabrina Carrizo Sztainbok, director of when you weren’t looking

SABRINA CARRIZO SZTAINBOK

Sabrina sat on a Danger Storm as Seb & Adam helped contribute to a safe, safe, cozy, safe conversation about work, life, and the likes! It’s a storm, but it’s like a safe storm of smart words!

Noah Gehman, director of  Six Stops West

Noah Gehman, director of Six Stops West

NOAH GEHMAN

In the midst of Dog Central, Adam and Nara had a chat with Noah Gehman. He spoke smartly about his growth as a filmmaker, the importance of collaboration, and cryptochips. Free French Fries!

David Vassos, director of  David Hold the Door for Too Long

David Vassos, director of David Hold the Door for Too Long

DAVID VASSOS

Adam woke up bright and early for a 12-o-clock Skype call with David Vassos, dir. of the aptly-titled David Hold the Door for Too Long. David’s infectious positivity is a better start to the day than coffee!

Kourtney Jackson, director of  1 Vers[us] 1

Kourtney Jackson, director of 1 Vers[us] 1

KOURTNEY JACKSON

Hannah, Adam & Nara ate Pocky and dried apricots with Kourtney as they discussed religion, weird “professionalism”, Igor and more! Read it below!

Omneya Tollar, director of  Mold City

Omneya Tollar, director of Mold City

OMNEYA TOLLAR

On a sunny afternoon, Omneya lounged in the Christie Pits grass to chat with Nara & Adam about brain juices, plagiarism and her film Mold City - which will be screening at Insomniac 2019!

Jamie Whitecrow, director of  Lunar Schism

Jamie Whitecrow, director of Lunar Schism

JAMIE WHITECROW

We met Jamie Whitecrow on a sunny, rooftop patio in the middle of downtown Toronto for a quick chat about Jamie's latest film, Lunar Schism. Adam Bovoletis & Weeda Azim took the lead with questions. Thank you Hannah Raine for the pics!

Nara Wriggs, director of  Endless Cycle of Saying Goodbye

Nara Wriggs, director of Endless Cycle of Saying Goodbye

NARA WRIGGS

An interview with the one and only Nara Wriggs! Adam Bovoletis, Weeda Azim and Hannah Raine (our social media legend) sit with Nara to chat about their gorgeous film Endless Cycle of Saying Goodbye, while snappin’ some pics on a yellow couch.

Mikayla Harrison, director of  Thanks for the Letter

Mikayla Harrison, director of Thanks for the Letter

MIKAYLA HARRISON

Just a little beyond Toronto is the city of Oakville, where Weeda & Adam hung out on the grass with Mikayla to talk about her beautiful, impactful short Thanks for the Letter, which closed the 5th annual Insomniac Film Festival.

Joey Phillipson, director of  The Conch

Joey Phillipson, director of The Conch

joeY PHILLIPSON

Joey Phillipson sat with Hannah Raine, Weeda Azim & Adam Bovoletis in a beautiful river-side grassland to discuss Comedy, Cold Conditions, and The Conch (Joey's latest ocean-themed extravaganza).

Sonia Beckwith Cole, director of  Wet

Sonia Beckwith Cole, director of Wet

SONIA BECKWITH COLE

This interview consists of Adam Bovoletis & Weeda Azim gushing over Sonia’s film—or rather, her cool, cool video art—Wet. We met up with Sonia at Christie Pits and lounged in the shade under a tree, excited to ask questions. Hannah Raine took sooo many pics.

Poster designed by Khanh Tudo

Poster designed by Khanh Tudo

OPEN CALL: SUBMIT YOUR PITCH FOR BATTLE OF THE SCORES!

Insomniac Film Festival is teaming up with TIFF Next Wave to co-present the 2019 edition of Next Wave’s annual Battle of the Scores event. And we’re looking for submissions! This is a great opportunity to make a film and have it scored LIVE at the TIFF Bell Lightbox!

Poster designed by Erika Verhagen

Poster designed by Erika Verhagen

OPEN CALL: SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO VIDEOCRUNCH

Insomniac Film Festival is co-presenting VIDEOCRUNCH, a wild concert/film fest/multimedia show curated by NUMUS Concerts & Arie Verheul-van de Ven. We’re looking for video content for the show, and we’ll pay for it!