13th Annual Regent Park Film Festival@Daniel Spectrum(Wed.,Nov.18th,2015)
The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge multi-cultural community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to inner-city communities across Toronto. We host an annual festival and also hold year-round school and community screenings, workshops and discussions at no cost.
The Festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond, providing a forum for people from all walks of life to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.
The Festival started in 2003 through the efforts of a determined group of community residents and volunteers. Their goal was to bring Regent Park residents access to high quality films that resonate with their experiences.
Today, as Regent Park undergoes a fifteen year re-development, the Festival also works to bring together the many diverse communities that exist in the neighbourhood
Festival Programmer Onyeka Igwe
presented an exciting line
up that will run from November 18th through to the 21st This year’s RPFF will showcase
forty six shorts and feature films from inner city communities across the world twenty
of these are from Toronto based filmmakers, four of which are from Regent Park itself. All screenings are free to the public
and will take place at Daniel’s Spectrum at 585 Dundas Street East.
Situated in a redeveloping community, this year’s festival explores all the different ways we think about home
said Ananya Ohri, Executive Director of the Festival. “
We are very proud of this year’s program which showcases stories that resonate with people across
Toronto who love film and see it as a tool to build community
The Closing Night
film is Ravi Patel’s MEET THE PATELS, which was screened on Saturday November 21st
at 8:00 PM.MEET THE PATELS Ravi Patel Documentary from 2013
Finding one’s true love is easy for some,for the rest of us it’s a frustrating and heartbreaking process. Throw in a few traditional stipulations and meddling parents, and you have the hilarious and honest story of Ravi Patel. As a first generation Indian American, Ravi is torn between traditional expectations and the lure of an independent life. Ravi breaks up with his white,red haired, American girlfriend and goes on a worldwide quest to find love the traditional way, arranged matchmaking. Luckily his mother is a well known
matchmaker. With her help,he travels across North America and India in search of true love.