Category Archives: film

July 20

Kicks Off This Week!July 21 – 31, 2021-Digital Fringe Festival Kicks Off This Week! July 21 – 31, 2021

“Fringe Where You Are” with 65+ Shows in Four Festival Series “Fringe Where You Are” with 65+ Shows in Four Festival Series The Toronto Fringe Festival returns this week with the Digital Toronto Fringe Festival July 21 – 31, 2021. Taking place completely online, Toronto Fringe 2021 will present over 65 shows in four virtual series including […]

July 09

THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “UNAPOLOGETIC” – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY ANNOUNCES ITS THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION STARTING AUGUST 20 IN CHICAGO; NEW YORK AUGUST 27; LOS ANGELES SEPT 3 & NATIONWIDE

The film is the award winning and moving film UNAPOLOGETIC – A FILM BY ASHLEY O’SHAY.  It’s powerful and crucial.  Kartemquin Films is one of the producers releasing the film.   Here’s the synopsis for your perusal:After two police killings, Black millennial organizers challenge a Chicago administration complicit in state violence against its Black residents. Told through […]

July 01

The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival … Virtual 2021

By Sally Warburton The 10th Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival …  Virtual 2021 The 2021 Toronto Japanese Film Festival was an excellent virtual event! In its 10th year! This excellent selection of films was viewed from the comfort of home anytime from June 5 to June 27.  The ease of the online platform for selecting […]

June 26

“THE WALK” A short film by Yoakim Bélanger-U.S. Premiere at Palm Springs Shortsfest

THE WALK A short film by Yoakim Bélanger U.S. Premiere at Palm Springs Shortsfest Montreal, Friday, June 25, 2021 – Travelling and the Coop Vidéo de Montréal are thrilled to announce the U.S. Premiere of the film The Walk, written, directed and produced by multidisciplinary artist Yoakim Bélanger. This animated short film, entirely painted by hand with Chinese ink and pencils, six images […]

June 25

The 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) runs from June 22- August 29,2021

The 2nd Annual Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) runs from June 22- August 29on CT-TV.  www.caribbeantales-tv.com. The digital streaming platform provides access to African & Caribbean heritage films & TV programs making it the perfect host for WCFF 2021.  WCFF is an annual event produced by a nationwide community of business and creative arts organizations and leaders led byCaribbeanTales UK.  The goal of WCFF is to educate audiences […]

June 18

Palestinan-Canadian Filmmaker Sura Mallouh Named Recipient of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and NBC Original Voices Fellowship

Palestinan-Canadian Filmmaker Sura Mallouh  Named Recipient of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund and NBC Original Voices Fellowship Documentary director/producer Sura Mallouh has been named the recipient of both the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, and NBC Original Voices Fellowship. Mallouh is currently in production on her feature doc debut, produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour). Sura […]

June 14

The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF)

Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) is delighted to reveal the winners of the Micki Moore Award, David A. Stein Memorial Award and the NextGen Award for Best Short Film. TJFF is also excited to welcome special guests virtually for live Zoom Q&As. Streamed Ontario-wide from June 3 to 13, TJFF2021 offered a curated programme of 60+ films showcasing the best in Jewish-content […]

June 05

Moving and Inspiring Documentary NASRIN – directed by Jeff Kaufman Opens-June 15!

Reminder – the opening date for the HULU streaming launch of the moving and inspiring documentary NASRIN – directed by Jeff Kaufman is June 15! Survivor, fighter, resilient, inspiring, fierce, unstoppable, and humanitarian are the key words that many have described Iranian political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh.  She is one of the world’s most courageous human rights lawyers, […]

June 05

The Alliance of Documentary Editors today introduced a new initiative aimed at making documentary edit rooms more inclusive industry-wide. The cornerstone of this initiative is a public, national database of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) documentary editors.

New York,  NY – June 3, 2021 – The Alliance of Documentary Editors today introduced a new initiative aimed at making documentary edit rooms more inclusive industry-wide. The cornerstone of this initiative is a public, national database of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) documentary editors. It is a fully searchable, user-friendly website that will include […]

May 31

Deathtrap on the East River Investigation by Laura Poitras and Sean Vegezzi) 

Deathtrap on the East RiverOver 600 people incarcerated on-board prison ship in South BronxFires, chemical agents, enhanced restraintsWatch Here: https://vimeo.com/556010607 Deathtrap on the East River (image from ongoing investigation by Laura Poitras and Sean Vegezzi) Laura Poitras and Sean Vegezzi release video footage documenting a public health emergency and COVID-19 conditions on a prison ship on the East River in the […]

May 31

Alchemical Cinema: Land Breath Fire. Sound by Allison Cameron, in a controlled burn of the forest in High Park.

Alchemical Cinema: Land Breath Fire. Sound by Allison Cameron, in a controlled burn of the forest in High Park.Composer Spotlight: Allison Cameron. Allison Cameron is a professional composer, performer and improvising musician in Toronto. Her reputation for writing compelling compositions for contemporary music ensembles is international. Her improvising trio c_RL (pronounced curl) was a featured […]

May 29

Self-styled Cemetery Mayor on Marilyn Monroe’s 95th Birthday; Executive Producer of AMERICAN TRAITOR is Monroe’s Neighbor for Eternity

Director, Actor, Producer And Writer JONATHAN BAKER Draws Connections with Marilyn Monroe on her 95th Birthday June 1 Baker-EP’s AMERICAN TRAITOR Opening May 28 Baker-Produced Educational Doc BECOMING ICONIC Out Now on VOD Jonathan Baker “at home” at Westwood Cemetery Hollywood, CA —It’s that time of year again! Had she lived, cultural icon Marilyn Monroe […]

May 27

BEING THUNDER which will be premiering at the Inside Out Film Festival.

Sherenté Harris, a two-spirit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island, boldly challenges the status quo of what it means to be a queer Indigenous person in a world bound by binary gender roles. French filmmaker Stephanie Lamorre quietly documents Sherenté’s life and family interactions over the course of several years, revealing the […]

May 27

WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? SCREENING AND PANEL IN THE NEWS

AVAILABLE NOW FREE tickets for Who Killed Vincent Chin? doc and post-screening panel discussion are available until 10pm ET May 27 with presentation viewable until 11:59pm ET, May 27Renee Tajima-Peña and Christine Choy tenaciously cover the events surrounding the murder and trial as movements build for justice while investigating and exposing white supremacy, American chauvinism, and the legal system that upholds […]

May 25

PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film

Netflix is pleased to announce that PRAY AWAY will screen at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival ahead of its global launch on Netflix in August.  Executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, PRAY AWAY follows former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement as they contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance […]