Category Archives: Festival

April 22

Starlight Media and Kartemquin Films’ WUHAN WUHAN will have its world premiere next week at Hot Docs Festival 2021 in the Special Presentation section. 

Starlight Media and Kartemquin Films’ WUHAN WUHAN will have its world premiere next week at Hot Docs Festival 2021 in the Special Presentation section.  The film will also screen at CAAMFest 2021 in May. This new documentary focuses on five stories in Wuhan, China during the COVID19 lock-down, revealing the emotions and resilience at the core of our shared humanity.  Directed by Ontario native, […]

April 20

MARKHAM ARTS COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS THROUGH A MONTH LONG EVENT

MARKHAM ARTS COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE ITS FOURTH ANNUAL ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS THROUGH A MONTH LONG EVENTThe virtual festival will showcase local visual, performing and literary artists while keeping communities engaged during these challenging and unprecedented times. Markham Arts Council will be celebrating its fourth annual flagship Arts and Cultural Heritage Celebrations (ACHC) virtually through […]

April 20

WOOD AND WATER, Featuring Music by Brian Eno, Premieres in NDNF’s 50th Anniversary Edition in Theaters and Online (April 28—May 8)

WOOD AND WATER, Featuring Music by Brian Eno, Premieres in NDNF’s 50th Anniversary Edition in Theaters and Online (April 28—May 8) Above: the filmmaker’s mother Anke Bak and Hong Kong protesters in WOOD AND WATER German director Jonas Bak’s cross-cultural, patiently perceptive debut feature WOOD AND WATER screens in this year’s 50th anniversary New Directors […]

April 20

SCHOOL OF HOPE Premieres In Hot Docs’ International Spectrum Competition

  SCHOOL OF HOPE Premieres In Hot Docs’ International Spectrum Competition (April 29—May 9) After spending three years with the Moroccan Oulad Boukais tribe, director Mohamed El Aboudi brings optimism to a locked-down world hungry for human connections. A poetic ode to the human spirit, SCHOOL OF HOPE has its international premiere in Hot Docs’ […]

April 20

DARK BLOSSOM is a startling look into the rarely seen world of Goth culture And Featured at HOT DOCS 2021.

Filled with immersive images and sound, DARK BLOSSOM is a startling look into the rarely seen world of Goth culture and three smart, creative young people looking to escape the prejudices of small town life. With exceptional skill, the film mines the timeless dilemmas of so many young, alienated people struggling to find friendship, love, and community […]

April 19

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9, 2021

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9 Materials Composed entirely of videos uploaded to social media over the course of 2020, VIRAL tells the story of a rapidly changing world. Through the eyes of 7 protagonists in their early 20’s we follow a new generation, coming to age in […]

April 16

HOT DOCS-Any Given Day (Beti Films) Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM) My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures)

Any Given Day (Beti Films)Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM)My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures) Any Given Day Hot Docs Premiere:April 29, 2021 Hot Docs Site Page Producers: Beti FilmsDirected by: Margaret Byrne Living with mental illness takes energy, and a lot is often wasted on managing the court system, substance abuse and poverty instead of basic […]

April 14

HOT DOCS ADDS THREE NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES TO FESTIVAL LINEUP

HOT DOCS ADDS THREE NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES TO FESTIVAL LINEUP Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it has added three additional titles to its 2021 Festival lineup. Making its Canadian premiere in the Special Presentations program will be the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), […]

April 14

The 22nd Annual imagineNATIVE will offer six days of online programming including the presentation of film, digital + interactive works, audio, exhibitions, special events, and more

The 22nd Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Expanded Digital Presentation imagineNATIVE wishes to announce their 22nd Annual Film + Media Arts Festival will once again take place online from October 19 – 24, 2021. Building off the success of last year’s virtual Festival, imagineNATIVE will offer six days of online programming including the presentation of film, digital + […]

April 09

Everbloom Virtual Music Festival Announces  Second Showcase Lineup Funded by Ontario Reconnect Festival and Event Program April 30, 2021 7PM ET

Everbloom Virtual Music Festival Announces Second Showcase LineupFunded by Ontario Reconnect Festival and Event ProgramApril 30, 2021 7PM ETEverbloom Virtual Music Festival is happy to announce a second virtual showcase following their successful launch in January 2021, which brought together national and international audiences to discover new Canadian musicians. On April 30, 2021 Everbloom Virtual Music Festival will feature 10 […]

April 06

The Days of Miracle and Wonder from Redd Walitzki and Summer Hues from Bao Pham will premiere (virtually only) on Friday, April 9th@Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles.

Redd Walitzki utilizes a cutting-edge technique that combines oil painting and mixed media on laser-cut panels and takes inspiration from the Pacific Northwest’s lush rainforests and the ornate Baroque ornamentation of Bavaria to create pieces that commemorate a moth’s four-week-long lifespan. The vivid muses are often painted in fashionable garb and glamourous settings that are a […]

April 06

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns Online May 19-31, 2021

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film FestivalReturns Online-May 19-31, 2021 ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFF) is proud to announce their 6th Annual Festival will return online May 19 – 31, 2021. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. ReelAbilities Film Festival 2021 […]

April 02

Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience This summer, for a limited engagement.

Beyond MONET: The Immersive Experience WORLD PREMIERE coming to Toronto PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR FIRST ACCESS TO TICKETS@  www.monettoronto.com Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience makes its world premiere in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this summer, for a limited engagement. This innovative, cinematic and all new production was created by the minds of Normal Studio and […]

April 02

CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST**International Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs – NightVision International Documentary Festival **

CPH:DOX 2021 – NEXT:WAVE & POLITIKEN DANISH:DOX Competition Director:Mads HedegaardSynopsis: Kim Cannon Arm is not your average grandpa. With killer hand-eye coordination and a mean mullet, he’s a legendary fixture at Copenhagen’s Bip Bip Bar, and renowned for playing the 80s arcade game Gyruss for 49 hours straight on a single coin. With help from his […]

April 02

IT IS NOT OVER YET-**World Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

IT IS NOT OVER YET**World Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival  Director:Louise DetlefsenSynopsis:  IT IS NOT OVER YET is an immersive, life-affirming journey into the day-to-day rhythm of a controversial nursing home for people with dementia in Denmark. The founding nurse of Dagmarsminde, May Bjerre Eiby, has no interest in specific dementia diagnoses or medicine, […]