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16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

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Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

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Welcome to the 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival!

Running from November 14-17, 2018. Reserve your free festival seats today!

Seats fill up quickly, so we recommend you reserve your seats as soon as possible. All programs are completely free, with FREE CHILDCARE provided on-site every day of the Festival (no pre-registration required)!

* if you wish to reserve seats for groups of 6+ please email outreach@regentparkfilmfestival.com


2018 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

OPENING NIGHT: EMERGING DIRECTORS’ SPOTLIGHT & PITCH CONTEST
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:30 - 10:00 PM
—Hosted by CBC Radio One’s Nana aba Duncan, the Emerging Directors’ Spotlight celebrates the best of Canada’s emerging talent, highlighting short films from female directors under 26 years of age. A Q&A and a pitch contest will follow, where panelists Marsha Greene (co-executive producer of MARY KILLS PEOPLE) and Jasmine Mozaffari (writer and director of FIRECRACKERS) will decide who takes home the $1000 cash prize. The selected short films explore immigration, cultural identity clashes, and a fight for self-determination by Indigenous youth.

VIRTUAL SPACE
Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity / Biidaaban: First Light / where now? / Reunion; self-determination of the Black American South
–In this year's Virtual Space, VR and video-based projects illuminate what it means to inhabit ground: the rituals of making home, losing it, and remembering its limits and triumphs to foresee diasporic and Indigenous futurities. With works that range from employing Virtual Reality in their installation, to personal archives of the home video and the televisual, this room asks where we stand, and in moments of fraught community, who do we stand with. No reservation required. Open to the public throughout the festival.

DIGITAL ACTIVISM PANEL: #METOO FROM THE MARGINS
* Featuring Shazia Javed, Anique Jordan, and Erica Violet Lee
Saturday, November 17 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
This panel takes #MeToo as a point of resistance against activist appropriation. Local Indigenous and racialized women will share how their work engages with ideas of misogyny, sexual literacy, consent, and justice for survivors. Moderated by legal scholar and director of Noor Cultural Centre, Azeezah Kanji.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HOME MADE VISIBLE WORLD PREMIERE
* Artists in attendance
Saturday, November 17 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM
The world premiere of the Home Made Visible commissioned projects, ahead of the collection’s nationwide tour in 2019. An unprecedented initiative that aims to address the gap in Canada’s media archives of IBPOC representation, Home Made Visible not only digitizes and archives old home movies for free, but asks commissioned artists to respond to the colonial practice of archiving through the creation of new works.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM: RAFIKI (dir. Wanuri Kahiu, Kenya)
with CONTINUUM (dir. Noncedo Khumalo, Canada)
Saturday, November 17 | 8:00 - 10:30 PM
Regent Park Film Festival is proud to present RAFIKI as its closing night film. Despite being the first Kenyan film to debut at Cannes, it remains banned in Kenya for its portrayal of a lesbian love story. Opening with the animated short CONTINUUM by Montreal-based director Noncedo Khumalo, our closing night highlights the next generation of Black queer filmmaking.

FOR FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE




In addition to the Annual Film Festival and Under the Stars: Movies in the Park, the Regent Park Film Festival hosts year-round film screenings, school programs and workshops at no cost. Learn more here.

All our programming is absolutely free to attend, and we’re working hard to keep it that way. Help us make it possible again this year by becoming a member at the Lights, Camera or Action Level.




FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at info@regentparkfilmfestival.com or 416 599 7733.

Is the Daniels Spectrum an accessible space?

The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building. All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains.

Where can I inquire about accessibility concerns?

If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact us at info@regentparkfilmfestival.com, or 416 599 7733, for further information about support.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Paid public parking is available in the underground lot beneath the Daniels Spectrum. The vehicle entrance is off the laneway to the south of the centre, accessible via Sackville Street just south of Dundas Street East.

Additional paid public parking can be found in an underground lot beneath the RBC Royal Bank, just north of Dundas Street East off Regent Street.

Can I bring my child to a screening?

You may bring your child or children to any screening you think is appropriate. We also offer free childcare throughout the Festival.

Do I need a printed ticket?

No physical ticket is needed to enter the screening. Your name will be added to the registration list, so please arrive early to check-in at the venue.

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585 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Canada

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