ANGIE DRISCOLL HotDocs, TUFF, Aspen Shortsfest

ANGIE DRISCOLL Who are you? I am a rabid short film lover, music video enthusiast, champion of Canadian cinema and defender of underdogs!

What do you do? Career Highlights? I have the best job in the world! I am a film programmer for Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Toronto Urban Film Festival. I have worked for TIFF, Sundance and the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (RIP) selecting films and consider meeting Keanu Reeves (my hero!) and then making an ass of myself a definite career highlight.

What makes a good video? What stood out about your picks? A great music video is one that sticks in your head, and becomes part of your memory… forever. There’s nothing better than losing yourself in a series of innovative, novel, and mad images set to music. A video that makes me think and dream beyond the beat is what I’m after. I was not let down by this year’s batch of videos, so much creativity and variety! My stand-outs are successful videos that enhance the music, but are also awesome short films, they mix mood and narrative, comedy and messy abstraction effortlessly.