Short fest honors Fortier effort


TORONTO -- Norman Jewison's CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival on Sunday gave the best Canadian short film trophy to Quebec filmmaker Alexis Fortier for his dramatic short "Apres Tout" (After All).

Other festival prize winners included Nicolas Roy, who earned the trophy for best emerging Canadian filmmaker for his film "Sunday," and Canadian filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who got the nod in the animation category for their Cannes award-winner "Madame Tutli-Putli."

In all, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival unspooled 265 films from 30 countries during its June 12-17 run.