Three Canadian projects have been chosen for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, including one interactive project about insomnia.
Whitewash, directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais , has a world premiere in the Spotlight section of the festival. Set in Northern Quebec, the dark comedy surrounds a conflict that leads to an accidental death and stars American Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spider-Man 3) as the central character.
Also in the Spotlight section, is A Single Shot directed by David M. Rosenthal, which was co-produced with the U.K. and U.S. Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Melissa Leo star in a drama described as a "suspenseful backwoods tale of circumstance," based on a 1996 novel of the same name by Matthew F. Jones, who also wrote the film script.
The story centres on a man who is trying to unite with his family while running away from an accidental crime.
The festival also has a special selection of five interactive projects, which will be on display at the festival’s House of Imagination, located on Varick Street in Lower Manhattan, from April 19 to 22nd.
Canada’s contribution is called Journal of Insomnia, by Bruno Choiniere, Philippe Lambert, and Guillaume Braun.
The work, produced by The National Film Board of Canada, is a massive interactive frescoe that melds hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered online from insomniacs around the world and challenges the public to experience the condition as well.
The 12th edition of the festival runs from April 17 to 28 in New York City and features 89 films from 38 countries.
The festival focuses on independent productions.