The very big Jeremy Lutter with the very small “Joanna”, Daila Bella

Just announced! Writing grad Jeremy Lutter‘s short film Joanna Makes A Friend will be heading to the Cannes Film Fest as part of Telefilm Canada’s second annual Canada: Not Short on Talent short film showcase.

One of 25 films chosen by program curator Danny Lennon, the founder of Prends ça court! and a renowned programmer on the international festival circuit, Joanna also won the Audience Favourite Short film award at the Victoria Film Fest this year—and Jeremy just picked up an M Award last week for Favourite Filmmaker.

The films were selected to represent the diversity of Canadian talent, with directors from all across the country. The shorts will also be entered in the Short Film Corner, a section of the Cannes Film Market dedicated to short films, with viewing stations for buyers and accredited professionals. 

Canada: Not Short on Talent will premiere on May 22, and you can watch a montage of chosen films. Congrats to Jeremy on the big news!