'Dominic' tops Toronto short fest

'Slaves' wins in the animated category

TORONTO -- French director Nicolas Silhol's "My Name Is Dominic" on Sunday earned the best live-action short film award at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.

The 21-minute French film, which stars Lou Busiot and Violaine Furneau, portrays a mother who discovers her son has a disorder after he takes a psychological test.

And the trophy for best animated short went to Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for the Sweden/Denmark film "Slaves." "Paul Rondin Is... Paul Rondin," which stars Francois Berland, earned the audience choice award.

The Canadian festival also gave Aparna Kapur the award for best emerging Canadian Filmmaker for "Amma," a story about a girl's bond with her grandmother. And the best Canadian short cinematography went to Miroslaw Baszak for "The Water."

The Worldwide Short Film Festival, presented by Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center, unspooled 295 films from 46 countries during its June 16-21 run, which ended Sunday.
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