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 “Filtered” wins Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

Previously featured in an iFilmGroup Press Release, the cast and crew of “Filtered” wins Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival. Back in February 2019, Matthew Marshall, co-founder of iFilmGroup met the cast and crew of this film while he was a judge with the Western Smartphone Film Festival (WSFF).

Matthew Marshall (left) meets with “Filtered” actors and crew.

Matthew Marshall (left) meets with “Filtered” actors and crew.

Marshall at an iFilmGroup Production Meeting predicted that the “EMG Productions” cast and crew that made “Filtered” would win more awards for their work. They did… and the film won in Toronto.
Best Canadian Film at the
Toronto Smartphone Film Festival


Paula Dormiendo and the cast and crew of the shooting of “Filtered”…
Sabrina Soto, Sam Batterbury, Taylor Jeanette Gaudon,
Robin Welka, Karin Elyakim, Sumi Ragu, Matt Quinn

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The film was produced by Scott Edward Morris and directed by Paula Ner Dormiendo. It features the cast of Taylor Jeanette Gaudon who played the role of Alanna and also has a connection to London Ontario. Karin Elyakim played the role of Cassie and Sabrina Solo played the role of Emily.

This film was shot by a group of Sheridan College students under the title of EMG Productions who came together to make a film called “Filtered” about two best friends walking home from a party only to be attacked by an unwanted follower. The entire film is told through the footage on a cell phone and when Marshall first saw the film he admits that he was not entirely in favour of it due to the film being presented in a vertical format verse tradition horizontal. “The film broke the traditional rules of film, and as a filmmaker, it bothered me at first, but then I started looking at it more closely.

Because the films needed to be filmed on a smartphone, this brilliant team thought outside the box and filmed their film in the traditional smartphone format of perpendicular. The entire film is the viewer seeing the videos that are on the cell phone,” says Marshall.

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 iFilmGroup congratulates the cast & crew of ‘Filtered” with a big Toronto Win.

iFilmGroup - Press Release - “Filtered” Wins at TSFF - 2019- 06-22-19