TIFF continues for four more days. Although many of the ‘bigger’ films may be Off Sale, there are plenty of others that are worth seeing. As such, I give you my personal picks of films to see at the fest in the next few days. READ MORE
The 7th annual Breakthroughs Film Festival (BFF) has been working tirelessly towards its vision of an industry that recognizes and effectively represents women filmmakers. For the second year in a row, the festival will screen the work of both New Generation (aged 18 – 30) women directors, as well as Emerging Women Directors (any age).
BFF will feature 19 outstanding short films from 9 different countries spanning across 5 continents. Among them are 4 Toronto-based filmmakers, plus award-winning shorts from locations as diverse as Iceland and Japan. READ MORE
The Toronto True Crime Film Festival(TTCFF) will have its first annual edition this week, June 8 – 9, 2018 at The Royal Cinema and Monarch Tavern in Toronto. The inaugural lineup includes five film screenings and three symposium events, with 15% of all pass and ticket sales being donated to charity.
As a true crime fan, I am quite interested in attending a few screenings and events at TTCFF. Below are a few of my personal picks! READ MORE
Grant Baldwin’s This Mountain Life offers a closer look at various people whose passion is set high in the peaks of the Coastal Mountains in British Columbia. This feature documentary invites us to learn about those for whom the draw of the mountains has shaped their entire lives.
Beatrice Behn and René Gebhardt’s documentary The Artist & the Pervert reveals touching truths about Georg Friedrich Haas and Mollena Williams-Haas, who “came out” about their master-slave BDSM relationship and have incorporated it into their work under the world’s glare. READ MORE
All good things must come to an end. This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to a close. But do not despair, there are still two days full of excellent documentary films for you to discover. Here are a few for you to choose from. READ MORE
Jean-Simon Chartier‘s Playing Hard delves into the creation of For Honor, a video game released by Ubisoft last year with lots of buzz attached to it. With unprecedented access, we get to see the creation of this original-concept game from idea to its market release. READ MORE
Activist and PhD Candidate Mandi Gray, who made headlines from 2015 to 2017 for taking her rapist to court, will premiere her film Slut or Nut at Hot Docs 2018. Slut or Nut is a quirky, touching look at the legal, emotional, and physical struggles survivors face both within Toronto and in greater society. Gray took the time to share part of her experience with the case, and in making the film. READ MORE