Category Archives: Festival

September 27

Elevate Festival 2022, Sept. 20-22

It was 3 days , 350 speakers and 30,000+ Attendees. for the Elevate Festival 2022. Day 1 of Elevate Festival featured CEO & Co-Founder of Elevate, Lisa Zarzeczny and special guests kicked the night off with the story of Elevate and how great it was to reunite innovators for another in-person festival! On the Main […]

September 26

The 7th Annual Kensington Market Jazz Festival Announces Return October 1 and 2, 2022

Featuring 2022 JUNO Award winners Caity Gyorgy and Will Bonness and past JUNO winners including Sammy Jackson, Allison Au and more! KMJF: PROMOTING LIVE MUSICAL EXCELLENCE SINCE 2016 Website The highly anticipated Kensington Market Jazz Festival (KMJF) returns this year for the 7th year of performances, boasting an incredible lineup. Since its inception, the can’t-miss festival has […]

September 24

Day#1 Of TIFF – Thurs., Sept.8th, 2022

To start off TIFF 2022, media and guests were invited to the Press & Programmer Breakfast. It took place September 8th from 9am – 10:30am at Soluna on Queen St.  TIFF22-Paris Memories Poignant film of the beauty that can arise from tragedy. Paris, the city of light, known for its beauty in its architecture, art […]

September 23

Day#2 Of TIFF-Fri.,Sept.9th,2022

Our first stop for the day was to view the film Beauty And The Bloodshed. FILMMAKER LAURA POITRAS CHRONICLES THE LIFE AND WORK OF FAMED ARTIST NAN GOLDIN, INCLUDING HER PROTESTS AGAINST THE SACKLER FAMILY AND THEIR COMPANY PURDUE PHARMA, MAKER OF OXYCONTIN. The majority of people who’ve been affected directly or indecently by drug […]

September 23

Day#3 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.10th,2022

The morning started real early with our first screener of the day, Maya And The Waves. IN MAYA AND THE WAVE, WE FOLLOW MAYA GABEIRA ON A QUEST TO BREAK A WORLD SURFING RECORD IN THE PORTUGUESE TOWN OF NAZARÉ, KNOWN FOR ITS AMAZING WAVES. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful […]

September 23

Day#4 Of TIFF-Sunday, Sept.11th,2022

TIFF22-DaliLand A dazzling surreal DaliLand with an amazing performance by Sir Ben Kingsley as the great surrealist artist Salvador Dali, exposing the inner workings of the art world and the woman behind Dali’s greatness, Gala, deliciously portrayed by Barbara Sukowa, his business manager, eccentric wife and muse with the libido of an electric eel. Daliland,  […]

September 23

Day#5 Of TIFF -Mon.,Sept.12th,2022

TIFF22-The Whale-September 12, 9 am Intense drama with  Moby Dick metaphors and a powerful performance by Brendan Fraser, winner of the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance, as the reclusive self-destructive and ill 600 pound Charlie seeking redemption from his angry estranged daughter. The film evolves as the health of the self-isolating online writing instructor Charlie (Fraser) […]

September 23

Day#6 Of TIFF-Tues.,Sept.13th,2022

We were off to our first screener of the morning at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. TIFF22-Raymond and Ray 2 dysfunctional half-brothers’ (starring Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor) journey to their long-estranged abusive but libidinous father’s funeral full of shocking surprises. The divorced Raymond (McGregor) convinces his half-brother, Ray (Hawke), former musician and addict, despite despising […]

September 23

Day#7 Of TIFF-Wed.,Sept.14th,2022

TIFF22-Butcher’s Crossing A film of the extreme beauty, treachery and greed of the Wild West showcasing Nicholas Cage as Miller, a greedy veteran buffalo hunter with a wealthy but naive Harvard drop-out protégé, Will Andrews (Fred Hechinger), leading to extreme effects on nature, humans and humanity. In this wondrous adaptation of John Williams’ western, the […]

September 23

Day#8 Of TIFF-Thurs.,Sept.15th,2022

Day#8 wasn’t an early wake up call and we lucked out by starting our screeners in the afternoon. TIFF22-Sanctuary When a wealthy hotel heir decides to end his relationship with his sexy intelligent dominatrix, his sanctity gets breached and he gets much more than he bargains for with their sparring. As Hal Porterfield (Christopher Abbott) […]

September 23

Day#9 Of TIFF -Fri.,Sept.16th,2022

Well rested and looking forward to the morning screeners, we arrived at the theatre at 9am. TIFF22-The Good Nurse-September 16, 9 am An intriguing film based on a true story of a caring compassionate nurse, Amy, warmly portrayed by Jessica Chastain, a rogue nurse, Charles, expertly portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, and hospital bureaucracy with unexpected patient […]

September 23

Day#10 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.17th,2022

It was the second last of TIFF and we had 2 screeners to view for day#10 After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a […]

September 23

Day#11 Of TIFF-Sun.,Sept.18th,2022

It was the last early morning to view a screener and we chose WIERD to close off the festival. DANIEL RADCLIFFE DONS “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC’S HAWAIIAN SHIRTS AND ACCORDION IN ERIC APPEL’S INFECTIOUSLY ENTERTAINING AND HYPERBOLIC BIOPIC ABOUT THE LEGENDARY PARODY SONGSMITH. If Al Yankovic has parodied your song, you know it’s a great honor […]

September 21

imagineNATIVE Announces Programming for 23rd Film + Media Arts Festival

  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalAnnounces Programming for 23rd Annual FestivalOctober 18-30, 2022Presenting Partner: Canada Media Fund 147 Works Representing 55 Indigenous Languages Opening Gala: Stellar by Darlene NaponseClosing Gala: ROSIE by Gail Maurice    Click image above for the 2022 imagineNATIVE Festival Trailer(Vivienne Johnson pictured)   The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous […]

September 19

Toronto International Film Festival announces 2022 award winners

The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced its award recipients for the 47th edition of the Festival, which concluded last evening with the Closing Night screening of Mary Harron’s Dalíland at the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall. “2022 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited festival audiences around […]