Second-year Capilano University student has a film at Cannes

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NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The work of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts student Malibu Taetz will be showcased in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17 to 28, 2017.

This is a breakthrough opportunity for Taetz. Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner is an opportunity to showcase the work of up-and-coming filmmakers to an international audience.

Accidental, written and directed by Taetz at the end of his first year at Capilano University, is a 14-minute film. A lowly French horn player has to traverse a jungle of violin bows and sliding trombones to return a music folder to the opposite side of a stage and the cello player he is enamored with, all without the imperious conductor seeing him. The action unfolds without dialogue. Instead, the story is told through music.
Accidental was produced through CapU’s Off the Grid program. Each year, Michael Thoma, chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts, selects the most promising film pitches from students to be produced using CapU’s equipment and facilities during May and June, after the spring term ends. Crews must be composed of Capilano University students or alumni and filmmakers are encouraged to use actors from CapU’s theatre programs and wardrobes from CapU’s costuming students.

Thoma has chosen another film by Taetz to be produced this year. 

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 99 programs, including bachelor’s degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 10,500 students each year, 8,200 in for-credit programs and 2,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact: 

Cheryl Rossi
Senior Communications Advisor
Capilano University
t: 604 983 7596
c: 778 879 7119
e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi


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