We are pleased to have a new member of the Feel Commission with us, the director of special projects for the Toronto Film Festival, Shane Smith.

Before joining TIFF in 2010, he held various positions as a programmer at Spafax Canada, Moviola: The Short Film Channel and Silver Screen Classics, and spent six years as Director of the Worldwide Short Film Festival of the Canadian Film Centre. He has also worked as a programmer, jury member and lecturer at film festivals around the world, such as the Sundance Film Festival and the Inside Out Festival, and has written for such Canadian publications as Xtra! and Cinema Scope. He directed the short film Goodbye to Love and was a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Short Film Conference.

Shane’s first recommendations include short films already reviewed in this blog Love You More (Sam Taylor-Wood), Prophylaxis (Daniel Sanchez-Arevalo), Along the Road (Anette Gunnarsson and Jerry Carlsson) and Pitayaha (Albert Espinosa). Shane also recommends one of our Feeltoons: Sammy’s Adventures (Ben Stassen).

Find out all of Shane’s recommendations on Feelmakers