You Don’t Want to Miss This New Action Film Festival Coming to Hamilton — The Silhouette

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The Crank Film Festival reserves space for the action storytelling community

The crank movie Festival will celebrate action movies and their creators from around the world at Westdale Theater April 2. It will feature short action films from countries like Canada, Japan, Chile and the UK and recognize the talent and incredible storytellers behind them. Following the film presentations, a gala will take place during which participants will have the opportunity to network.

Founded by Aharon Jinjihashvilia Hamilton-based filmmaker and producer with over a decade of experience, the festival is eager to bring action movie lovers together in one place.

Jinjihashvili’s passion for the action genre stems from growing up watching movies like Predator, terminator and To die Hard. With a strong admiration for these films, he eventually ended up in film school and directed films and television shows, such as Pink Is in.

He took it upon himself to launch the film festival when he realized there were no local events dedicated to action films and he wanted to share this exciting genre with others. .

“The vision is to give space, to recognize and appreciate [action films] because anyone who has ever done action movies, action choreography or anything understands the complexity of accomplishing such a task. . . But there is no real proper appreciation that is dominant towards action, which is the most lucrative and important genre. Any movie that is the most successful has action,” said Jinjihashvili.

“The vision is to give space, to recognize and appreciate [action films] because anyone who has ever done action movies, action choreography or anything understands the complexity of accomplishing such a task.

Aharon Jinjihashvili, Hamilton-based filmmaker and producer and founder of the Crank Film Festival

The dream turned into reality with the help of his longtime friend Volo Bedzvina cellist, singer and composer based in Ukraine who acts as the director of the festival and Maria Grajaleswho was recruited by Bedzvin to be the marketing and communications coordinator.

The Crank Film Festival will also feature a panel of judges who will award prizes such as Best Short Film, Best Action Scene, Best Stunt, Best Fight and Best Director. One of the judges who should be present is Jennifer Lia Vancouver stuntwoman and actress who has starred in films such as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. Todd Scottstuntman, actor and stunt coordinator, will also be present at the festival as a judge.

For Jinjihashvili, a good action film must contain strong characters and a strong scenario. He points out that they are essential to appreciate the action to its full potential.

die hardfor example, is one of the best action movies, not just because the action is great, but because the characters are great,” Jinjihashvili said.

Another example is the British shorts, Poachers, which will be presented at the event. It will highlight the increase poaching threats to African elephants, demonstrating that gender can manage and be used effectively to address serious and weighty issues.

Jinjihashvili also shares the power of genre in creating a powerful action movie. Gender bending is the combining of two or more genders. For example, the Japanese film Wormwood fists will feature martial arts, modern cinematography and anime as well as action. The film will embody innovation and creativity.

Since the announcement of the festival, it has been greeted with great enthusiasm and curiosity.

“A lot of people share our vision,” Jinjihashvili said.

Jinjihashvili is looking forward to seeing people’s reactions firsthand at the event and connecting with others who share the same passion for acting and letting people know there is room to celebrate. the action, rock ‘n’ roll genre of movies.

“There is this rock ‘n’ roll that is missing in film festivals. You go there and watch and it’s moving and it’s touching. But I want to add a bit of rock ‘n’ roll to this classic recital. So let’s bring the electric guitar and make noise and bring chaos to film festivals. So that’s basically my focus and that’s what excites me the most,” Jinjihashvili said.

“There is this rock ‘n’ roll that is missing in film festivals. You go there and watch and it’s moving and it’s touching. But I want to add a bit of rock ‘n’ roll to this classic recital. So let’s bring the electric guitar and make noise and bring chaos to film festivals. So that’s basically my goal and that’s what excites me the most.

Aharon Jinjihashvili, Hamilton-based filmmaker and producer and founder of the Crank Film Festival

For a refreshing take on film festivals and a bit of on-screen mayhem and celebration, tickets to the event can be found at the Westdale Theatre. website. Wearing a mask will be strongly recommended unless you are eating or drinking.


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