Category Archives: Festival

May 25

“Bullet Proof” to the foreign market at Cannes Film Festival and Grindstone Entertainment Group, a Lionsgate company, to Distribute the Film

INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS BRINGS THE NON-STOP ACTION FILM  “BULLET PROOF” TO CANNES MARCHE DU FILM  GRINDSTONE TO DISTRIBUTE IN U.S. AND CANADA THIS SUMMER  VANCOUVER, CANNES IndustryWorks Studios announced today that the studio will present the action-packed and relentless film Bullet Proof to the foreign market this year at the world-renowned Marche du Film in Cannes, France. Grindstone Entertainment […]

May 18

Watch Hot Docs winner PERFECTING THE ART OF LONGING Now

 VIEW ONLINE The NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA proudly presents  Perfecting the Art of LongingWritten and Directed by Kitra Cahana Watch now for free on NFB.ca “You perfect the art of longing by knowing where your soul is intended to be,” says Rabbi Cahana in Perfecting the Art of Longing, acclaimed filmmaker Kitra Cahana’s powerful collaboration with her father. In […]

May 16

North By Northeast Music Festival Announces Initial Lineup of Performers June 14-19, 2022

Full Festival General Admission Tickets On Sale For $20 Available Now at https://www.nxne.com/  “NXNE is Toronto’s leading music event” — The Guardian  The countdown is on; North by Northeast Music Festival (NXNE) has announced its initial list of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at this year’s music festival June 14th – 19th in Toronto. The […]

May 11

‘I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am’ group exhibition CHG premiere

I Don’t Wanna Be, I Am is a collective and itinerant exhibition that brings together the work of different artists under one roof. Creators who, despite their distinctive backgrounds and uniquely individual work, share an encompassing creative vision.The exhibition explores the concept of identity within the context of the international art world and is born from the […]

May 11

The 7th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns With Hybrid Festival May 16 – June 10, 2022

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFFTO) is proud to announce their 7th Annual Festival will return in person and online May 16 – June 10, 2022, presented by Miles Nadal JCC. 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. Full programming […]

May 09

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC @ The Hot Docs Festival

By AJ Lam The “Quiet Epidemic”is the tragic story of those inflicted by chronic Lyme disease for whom the sluggish medical establishment has been slow to acknowledge and treat unlike those infected by more known diseases such as HIV and COVID, for which intense government and medical attention have been made. THE QUIET EPIDEMIC results from […]

May 09

Hot Docs 2022- “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks – Tues., May 3rd,2022

Tuesday was a ”double header” for Hot Docs, as we looked forward to screening “Dio:Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks. “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” was a highly anticipated documentary about Dio (Ronald James Padavona his real name), from his classic rock days in Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW, to replacing the iconic lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH, […]

May 09

Hot Docs Film Festival 2022 Toronto-April 28th-May 8th, 2022

In person film festivals are back! And Hot Docs is in person for the first time in 2 years.  Although the online viewing has been a good replacement, the in-person experience is what it’s all about. This year’s Hot Docs Film Festival (#hotdocs22) was held in 4 venues. The Rogers Hot Docs Cinema at Bloor […]

May 09

HOT DOCS WRAPS 2022 FESTIVAL ETERNAL SPRING TAKING BOTH ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD AND HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD; TOP THREE CANADIAN FEATURES SHARE $50K PRIZE 

Hot Docs 2022 wrapped last night, bringing 225 films from 63 countries to audiences in Toronto cinemas and across Canada online. The 11-day hybrid festival featured 318 live screenings on nine screens at four venues across the city with 223 live filmmaker Q&As, and five special extended discussions with filmmakers and special guests as part of the […]

April 26

Director and Producer Karl Malakunas’s Documentary Feature-DELIKADO To have World Premiere at Hot Docs 2022 in International Spectrum Section

Produced by two-time Emmy nominees Marty Syjuco and Michael Collins, and Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to […]

April 25

HOT DOCS 2022 – World premiere of ‘SAM NOW’ powerful documentary feature from director REED HARKNESS in INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION

POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SAM NOWFROM DIRECTOR REED HARKNESSTO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT HOT DOCS 2022IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION Told by his sibling over 25 years through home videos, Super 8 films and contemporary videos, SAM NOW is an emotional, vibrant portrait of a mother and son’s relationship after she leaves him at 14 years old to start a […]

April 25

Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró,a documentary about rebellious and hopeless Russian youth 

 Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró,a documentary about rebellious and hopeless Russian youth, will have its North American premiere at the Hot Docs International Film FestivalTolyatti Adrift, de Laura Sisteró,un documental sobre la juventud rusa rebelde y desesperanzada, tendrá su premiere norteamericana en el Festival de Cine Internacional Hot Docs The documentary Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró, will have its North American […]

April 24

Award-winning filmmaker Emmett Adler’s feature documentary END OF THE LINE is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis  

END OF THE LINE DIRECTED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY: EMMETT ADLER Executive Producer: Emmett Adler, Ian MayerProducers: Emmett Adler, Ian Mayer; Co-Producer Mariah Wilson OFFICIAL SELECTION: DOC NYC END OF THE LINE WILL BE RELEASED ON DIGITAL AND CABLE ON DEMAND PLATFORMS IN THE UNITED STATES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14  VOD PLATFORMS INCLUDE: Apple/iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, Microsoft […]

April 24

Generation Africa at Hot Docs 2022

Two Generation Africa films selected for Hot Docs 2022 African Moot by Shameela Seedat celebrates its world premiereTwo documentaries from Generation Africa, an initiative by STEPS in South Africa, have been selected at this year’s Hot Docs in Toronto, running April 28 – May 8. African Moot by Shameela Seedat, who won the Special Jury Pize at the festival in […]

April 24

FRAMING AGNES – Hot Docs 2022

Click here to view the trailer.  The PREMIERE of FRAMING AGNES at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on MAY 1, 2022Story: The film follows a young trans woman named Agnes in the late 1950s, who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA, to gain access to the gender affirming care she so willfully sought out. Her story was considered […]