The Winnipeg Film Group is thrilled to announce that Leslie Supnet?s short animation, A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste, will be one of 44 Canadian short films featured in Telefilm?s special curated program Not Short on Talent at the Cannes Market (March? du Film) and at the Festival?s Short Film Corner (Cannes Court M?trage), which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

Not Short on Talent is a Telefilm Canada initiative that showcases Canadian short films?designed to increase the international exploitation of new Canadian short films and to promote Canadian talent to accredited buyers, distributors and international festival programmers.

Upon hearing the news of her film?s acceptance, Leslie Supnet said, ?I’m honored and energized that my film was selected for Telefilm’s Cannes: Not Short on Talent and that it’s in the company of such great filmmakers!?

The world famous Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15-26, 2013 in the busy tourist destination of the French Riviera.?It attracts the elite of the film world but is also a hotbed for new and emerging filmmakers from around the world. ?

Says Thierry Fremaux, CEO of the Cannes Film Festival, ?Providing a space in which upcoming generations can emerge is essential and is also one of the very purposes of the Festival.?

A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste was created for the Storytime Exhibit at the University of Winnipeg?s Gallery 1C03 in September 2012 and is a collaboration between animator & director Leslie Supnet and writer Glen Johnson.?

Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator of Gallery 1C03 says, ?Gallery 1C03?at the University of Winnipeg is pleased to have presented Glen Johnson and Leslie Supnet’s first collaborative short film works last fall. We are especially thrilled to learn that one of the pieces we screened?will be?included in the Short Film Corner at Cannes and we want to?congratulate the artists and the Winnipeg Film Group for their accomplishment.?

A Time is a Terrible Thing to Waste, featured in the WFG?s Distribution Catalogue, will premiere on CBC?s Canadian Reflections in late 2013.

View a clip of the film
Download a still from the film


For media enquiries please contact:

Monica Lowe, Distribution Director, Winnipeg Film Group?

204-925-3456, ext 103 | monica@winnipegfilmgroup.com