Monday, 16 March 2009

Film Festivals in Toronto - 2009

This is a listing of confirmed dates for film festivals in 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. More festivals are sure to come throughout the year, feel free to see the 2008 listing for an idea of how the year may turn out!

Prefer seeing in calendar format? Check out the 2009 Toronto Film Festivals & Special Screenings Calendar.

January 2009

The 8 Fest Small-Gauge Film Festival
A festival focusing on small-gauge film including 8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, loops and zoetropes
January 30 - February 1, 2009 at Trash Palace, 89-B Niagara Street (west of Bathurst) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 2009

Reel Politik
Film Festival showcasing films that address issues of global concern
February 5 - 7, 2009, at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, in the Munk Centre South House, University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Caribbean Tales Youth Film Festival
February 13 - 27, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

OzFlix
Australian Film Weekend
February 13 - 16, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2nd Annual Toronto-Romanian Film Festival
February 13 - 15, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Human Rights Watch
February 24 - March 5, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival
6th Annual film festival celebrating film about visual art and artists
February 26 - March 1, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

World of Comedy Film Festival
February 27 - March 1, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 2009

UofT Film Festival
March 9 - 14, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CMW's Music For The Screen Film Festival
One day of music related films during the Canadian Music Week
Saturday March 14, 2009 at the NFB Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queer 2 Fly Film Festival
March 21 - 22, 2009
at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Female Eye Film Festival
7th annual festival showcasing women directors
March 25 – 29, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Banff Mountain Film Festival
March 27 - 29, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cinéfranco
12th Annual Celebration of International Francophone Cinema
March 27 - April 5, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mpenzi Black Women's International Film & Video Festival
March 27, 2009 at University of Toronto Medical Sciences Building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

April 2009

Images Festival
Festival of independent film, video and other time-based media
April 2 - 11, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Singapore Film Festival
4th annual festival introducing Singapore film to Canadians
April 3 - 4, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Tibet Film Festival
April 3 - 4, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Si-Si Cine Toronto Latin Film Festival
April 3 - 5, 2009 at the NFB in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reelworld Film Festival
9th annual festival celebrating diversity in film, video, and new media
April 15 - 19, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sprockets
Toronto International Film Festival for Children
April 18 - 24, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Jewish Film Festival
April 18 - 26, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 2009

Hot Docs
Canadian International Documentary Film Festival
April 30 - May 10, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ryerson University Film Festival (RUFF)
5th annual presentation of films by the graduating class at Ryerson University
May 14 - 16, 2009 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Inside Out
19th Annual Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
May 14 - 24, 2009 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Over the Top Fest
Film, music and art festival.
May 21 - 24, 2009 in various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Film Festival (TIDFAF)
May 21 - 23, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 2009

Luminato
Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
June 5 - 14, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 16 - 21, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 17 - 21, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ReelHeART International Film Festival
The Filmmakers Film Festival
June 22 - 27, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 2009

No Listings

August 2009

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival
August 14 - 21, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Shinsedai Festival
The New Generation of Japanese Film Festival
August 21 - 23, 2009 at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fan Expo
August 28 - 30, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 2009

Brazilian Film Festival of Toronto (BRAFFT)
September 4 - 8, 2009, at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Climate Change is Coming to Town Film Festival
September 8 - 13, 2009, at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto International Film Festival
September 10 - 19, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Urban Film Festival
Collection of 1 minute silent films shown on the TTC
September 11 - 20, 2009 on TTC subway platforms in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

COMMFFEST
(Global) Community Film Festival
September 17 -20, 2009 at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Black Film Festival
September 25 - 27, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Spinning Wheel Film Festival
Festival of films by or about Sikhs
September 25 - 27, 2009 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Palestine Film Festival
September 26 - October 2, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 2009

Filmi
South Asian Film Festival
October 1 - 4, 2009 at the various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Muck
It is the inaugural year for this festival on Movies of Un-Common Knowledge, films that challenge us and views of the world around us.
October 1 - 4, 2009 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Sport Film Festival
October 2 - 3, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival
October 2 - 4, 2009 at The Revue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indie Can Film Festival
Indie Can is a film festival that screens non-judged independent films
October 2 - 4, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Abilities Arts Festival
Disabilities arts organization, promoting inclusiveness and and diversity
Film Forum Schedule - October 8 & 10, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Celebrating works of Indigenous peoples from around the world
October 14 - 18, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Macedonian Film Festival
October 15, 17 -18, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Est Docs
Estonian Documentary Film Festival
October 16 - 23, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Moving Image Film Festival
This festival focus is to welcome fusion and clash of different genres and the experimentation of moving images
October 16 - 18, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Snowboard Canada Film Festival
October 16 - 17, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Darryl's Hard Liquor & Porn Film Festival
October 17, 2009 at The Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Israel Film Festival
October 18 - 22, 2009 at the Sheppard Grande Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Planet in Focus Film Festival
International Environmental Film and Video Festival
October 21 - 25, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brazil Film Fest
October 22 - 25, 2009 at The Royal in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cine Cuba
More info on the screenings at Cuba In Toronto and The Revue websites
October 22 & 23, 2009 at The Revue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Zombie Short Film Festival
October 30, 2009 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CMAST Pan-African Film & Literary Festival
October 30 - November 1, 2009 at University of Toronto, William Doo Auditorium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 2009

International Diaspora Film Festival
Selections from a wide spectrum of diverse ethnicities and cultures from Eastern Europe, North Africa, Latin America and Asia.
November 1 - 8, 2009 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Spanish language film festival featuring dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries
November 2 - 8, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Regent Park Film Festival
A free event with complimentary childcare
November 4 - 7, 2009 at Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

KinoArt Festival
For the Love of Russian Film, Music and Art
November 5 - 8 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
Films focusing on mental health and addiction
November 5 - 14, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
November 11 - 15, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

aluCine
Toronto Latin Media Festival
November 12 - 28, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reel Awareness
Human Rights Film Festival
November 12 -15, 2009 at the NFB Cinema , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Serbian Film Festival
November 12 - 15, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mobifest
made-for-mobile-movies
Toronto Awards & Symposium November 16 - 17, 2009
Finalists screened November 17, 2009 at The Revue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

European Film Festival
November 19 - December 3, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Breast Fest
Film festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness
November 20 - 22, 2009 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Labour International Film Festival
November 23 - 25, 2009 at various locations in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

December 2009

10th Annual festival presenting films from Italy and the Italian Diaspora
December 2 - 6, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Do you know about a festival or screening not on the list? Email the details to moviemoxie at gmail dot com to have it added to the list.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

HI
I was wondering if we can get our Festival posted on your blog.

It is the Toronto Student Film Festival and it is in it's 5th year.

Our web site is www.tsff.ca

Toronto Student Film Festival
Your Voice | Your Story |Your Impact

Saturday April 24, 2010
Submissions due by March 22, 2010
Free to submit a film
Open to youth age 12-21 (as of January 1 of Festival year)

Web site www.tsff.ca

Contact: Jamie MacRae at tsff.live.ca

Youth culture is bursting with creativity and energy, and now, more than ever, young people are exploring their world through the lens of a camera. Enrollment in media art and film courses continues to grow and the proliferation of multi-media and film expression on the internet has exploded.
The Toronto Student Film Festival was created to celebrate, support and inspire our youth and their artistic expression via short film. Since its inception in 2006, the Toronto Student Film Festival has received hundreds of entries from students around the world --- a true testament to its goal of promoting youth expression through film.
TSFF aims to:
Promote student expression and artistic development of multi-media skills through film-making, on issues and topics of interest to youth and without interference.
Provide a venue for young film-makers to screen their work and interact with industry professionals.
Stimulate student confidence and innovation through official recognition of their artistic achievements.


Please let me know.

Thanks:-)

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