Monday, 29 December 2008

Film Festivals in Toronto - 2008

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We had 76 film festivals in Toronto in 2008. Here is a complete listing of each and every one!

January 2008

No Festivals

February 2008

1st Annual Toronto-Romanian Film Festival
February 1-3, 2008 at Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Reel Paddling Film Festival
Presented by The Complete Paddler, showing films on canoeing and kayaking
February 7th, 2008 at The Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reel Politik Film Festival
Showcasing political films that address global concerns
February 7 - 9, 2008 at Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Pl, in the Munk Centre South House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival

Film festival focusing on film about visual artists
February 21 - 24, 2008 at various locations, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Small Gauge Film Festival
Super 8 and small gauge films
February 22 - 23, 2008 at Trash Palace, 89B Niagara, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

OzFlix Australian Film Weekend
Showcasing Australian features, documentaries and shorts
February 22 - 24, 2008 at Royal Ontario Museum – Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
100 Queen’s Park Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 2008

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Human Rights Oriented films including Taxi to the Dark Side, Chop Shop and others
February 28 - March 5, 2008 at various locations, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

University of Toronto Film Festival
Films made by students for students
March 12 - 15, 2008 at Innis Town Hall, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Celebrating films about mountain adventures
March 14 - 16, 2008 at The Bloor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queer 2 Fly Film Festival
Celebrating Canadian queer film
March 22 - 23, 2008 at Innis Town Hall, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Film Fest
Celebrating exclusively Canadian film
March 25 - 29, 2008 with screenings at The Carlton and Varsity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie Coverage of the 2008 Canadian Film Festival

Female Eye Film Festival
Film festival of film made by women, seen by everyone
March 27 - 30, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MPENZI: Black Women's International Film & Video Festival
March 28, 2008
Medical Sciences Building Auditorium at the University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cinéfranco
Annual celebration of international Francophone cinema
March 28 - Sunday April 6, 2008 at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

April 2008

Reelworld Film Festival
8th annual festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
April 2 - 6, 2008 with screenings at The Carlton and Scotiabank in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Images Festival
21st annual Images Festival of independent film, video and other time-based media
April 3 - 13, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie Coverage of the 2008 Images Festival

Toronto Singapore Film Festival
3rd annual festival introducing Singapore film to Canadians
April 4 - 6, 2008 at Innis Town Hall, the University of Toronto's St. George campus
Movie Moxie Coverage of the 2008 Toronto Singapore Film Festival

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children
April 12 - 18, 2008, at Canada Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
April 17 - 27, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie Coverage of the 2008 Hot Docs

May 2008

Over the Top Fest
Film, music and art festival.
April 30 - May 4, 2008, film screenings at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto Photography Festival
May 1 - 31, 2008
Films on Photography throughout festival at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
May 3 - 11, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ryerson University Film Festival (RUFF)
5th annual presentation of films by the graduating class at Ryerson University
May 8 - 10, 2008 at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2nd Annual OCAD Video Festival
I Made This For Class
May 14, 2008 at 7pm at the Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Sport Film Festival
May 14 - 17, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Inside Out
18th Annual Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
May 15 - 25, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie Coverage of the 2008 Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Spanish language film festival featuring dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries
May 15 - 25, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 2008

Luminato
Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
June 6 - 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 10 - 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie coverage of the 2008 Worldwide Short Film Festival

10th Annual festival presenting films from Italy and the Italian Diaspora
June 11 - 15, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 12 - 15, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
June 16 - 21, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queer West Film Fest
June 18, 2008 at Good Catch General Store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bicycle Film Festival
June 18 - 21, 2008 film screenings at the Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 19 - 22, 2008 at the Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival
June 26 - 29, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Parkdale Video + Film Showcase

June 27 - 29, 2008 at various locations in Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
World Tour website, Toronto specific information
June 27 - 29, 2008 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 2008

Beats, Breaks & Culture
Festival of electronic music and culture and events include dance, music, film and more
July 4 - 6, 2008 at Habourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CaribbeanTales
Fokus Jamaica: A celebration of film and television from Jamaica
July 10 - 13, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mississauga Independent Film Festival
July 10 - 13, 2008 at various locations in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

3D Fest
Classic 3D films
July 11 - 17, 2008 at the Fox Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Masala!Mehndi!Masti!
South Asian Arts festival
July 25 - July 27, 2008, at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

August 2008

Island Soul
Celebration of Caribbean culture
August 1 - August 4, 2008, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
August 13 - 18, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema and the Royal Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fan Expo
Includes: Comic Book Expo 2008, SFX 2008 Science Fiction Expo, Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Horror Expo, 2008 CNAnime Expo, GX 2008 Gaming Expo
August 22 - 24, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ashkenaz Festival 2008
A festival of New Yiddish Culture
August 26 - September 1, 2008, films screenings are from Aug 30-Sept 1/08 at the Studio theatre in Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 2008

Toronto International Film Festival
September 4 - 13, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie coverage of the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto Urban Film Festival
Collection of 1 minute silent films that will be shown on the TTC
September 5 - 12, 2008

Pomegranate Film Festival
September 25 - 28, 2008, at the Armenian Youth Centre, 20 Hallcrown Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Student Shorts Film Festival 2008
September 26- 27, 2008, at The Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Commffest
Community Film Festival
September 26 - 28, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abilities Arts Festival
Disabilities arts organization, promoting inclusiveness and and diversity
Film Forum Schedule
September 27 - October 10, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 2008

Indie Can Film Festival
Indie Can is a film festival that screens non-judged independent films
October 1 - 5, 2008

Toronto Japanese Short Film Festival
October 7 - 10, 2008 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Celebrating works of Indigenous peoples from around the world
October 15 - 19, 2008, at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Est Docs
Estonian Documentary Film Festival
October 17 - 24, 2008 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival
October 17-24, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie coverage of 2008 Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Macedonian Film Festival
October 18-19, 2008 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Planet in Focus Film Festival
International Environmental Film and Video Festival
October 22 - 26, 2008 at various locations, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Palestine Film Festival
October 25 - November 1, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 2008

Toronto International Latin Film Festival
October 31 - November 8, 2008 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


International Diaspora Film Festival
Selections from a wide spectrum of diverse ethnicities and cultures from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Asia.
November 5 - 9, 2008 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Moving Image Film Festival
This is the festivals first year and the focus of the festival is to welcome fusion and clash of different genres and the experimentation of moving images
November 5 - 9, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Regent Park Film Festival
November 5 - 9, 2008 at the Nelson Mandela Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brazilian Film Festival of Toronto
November 6 - 9, 200
8 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
November 6 - 15, 2008 at Workman Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
November 12 - 16, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Movie Moxie coverage of the 2008 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Voices Forward
Film & Culture about people from Israel & Palestine
November 12 - 16, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reel Awareness
Human Rights Film Festival
November 13 -16, 2008 at the NFB Cinema , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Serbian Film Festival
November 14 - 16, 2008 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Eh!U European Film Festival
November 16 - 30, 2008
at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mobifest
made-for-mobile-movies
November 18-25, 2008

aluCine
Toronto Latin Media Festival
November 20 - 29, 2008 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Breast Fest
The World's First Breast Cancer Film Festival
November 21 - 22, 2008 at the ROM in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

December 2008

No Festivals

2 comments:

hillcrestdogs said...

Thank you for compiling this list.Someone today from the TIFF reference Library contacted me becuase she is doing research on the film festivals in toronto, you may want to offer your services. By the way I think there were 90 + film fests in TO last year, I know for a fact that you omited Les Nomades: Toronto International French Short Film Festival in March www.lesnomades.org

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Thanks for the heads up about Les Nomades Festival they have 2008 info for March 22 but nothing listed for 2009 to add to the listings.

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