Archive for November, 2009


Fall Kabaret Ingredient

November 21, 2009

Just a heads up for those out there who were not able to make it to the kickoff, the theme for the 2009 Fall Kabaret is:  Misread Signals.

If you were thinking about bringing a film to the Kabaret on Sunday, you don’t have to worry about not having been at the kickoff last night, just make a short film involving the theme and bring it to the show on Sunday by 7pm and bring the video in DVD video format please.  There is a strict cutoff at 7pm however, so be sure to have your finished film at the theatre by then.

Also, for those non-filmmakers (and filmmakers alike) who are just interested in coming to see the show on Sunday, we have an extra treat.  A block of short films from the Kino Montreal 10th Anniversary screenings will be shown in the second half after the intermission.  They are being shown in the second half because they are somewhat more…shall we say steamy.  The common theme between those films was “erotic situations” and therefore, this last Wis-Kino Kabaret of the year will be just a little bit…naughty.

So remember.  This Sunday evening, at 7pm, at the Sundance Cinema Theatre #2, nice cheap $5 entry fee.

(NOTE:  The Sundance box office sometimes incorrectly lists Wis-Kino as “Sold Out”, however this is likely not the case.  Secondly you do not need to buy tickets at the box office for this screening, just head down to the theatre and we will be there to give you your ticket.)


A chill in the air, a Kabaret in the theatre

November 5, 2009

November 09 Kabaret Poster

Ah, autumn, when a young film maker’s fancies turn to thoughts of, what else, making movies! That’s right, the Wis-Kino Fall Kabaret is at hand, and we want YOU to come out and play!

Our open kick-off screening will be on Friday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Sundance Cinema, in the North Lounge. This will be a chance for everyone to come together and watch whatever short film projects people have been working on in the past year, then to find teams to work on films with, and get the secret ingredient for the Kabaret! So if you’ve got a 5 minute long (or less) film you’d like to show, this is the screening to bring it to. It’s free! We just ask that you bring it on DVD (miniDV is acceptable, too) and stick to the time limit. For anyone wishing to show a slightly longer film, please contact us beforehand at to make arrangements for us to pre-screen and approve it.

Then we’ll all meet up again 48 hours later on Sunday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for the final Kabaret screening in one of Sundance’s big theatres! See your handiwork on the silver screen. All entries must be submitted by 7pm sharp, or they will not be shown. Sorry, thems the rules.

No matter if you just want to watch, or if you want to get involved but have never made a film before, we hope you’ll come on by! For the former, because it’s good entertainment. For the latter, because there’s always a good chance we can get you hooked up with other film makers who need help.

In the meantime, we urge you to make use of the Wis-Kino forums in order to make contact with other interested parties, make plans, ask questions, etc.

We’ll see you soon!

More information about Kabarets here, and screening rules here.