Feathers and Birdie (2018): Fox Searchlight Acquires out of Toronto Fest

The Short Cuts programmers of 2018 Toronto Film Fest, Lisa Haller and Jason Anderson, watched 789 Canadian titles, with running time of 49 minutes or less, in order to discover the 20 titles included in this year’s lineup.

They chose 56 films–20 Canadian titles and 36 international titles–for the Short Cuts program, which is comprised of stories told in short form in various styles and genres including narrative, documentary, comedy and thriller.

Fox Searchlight has acquired two titles in the program: “Feathers” (a world premiere), directed by A.V. Rockwell, and “Birdie,” from Shelly Lauman. (an international premiere).

“It’s largely unprecedented for a studio to venture into the shorts world like this and see this as an opportunity to support emerging filmmakers so we’re hugely excited,” Anderson said,

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