Here are my picks for notable Toronto film festivals you may not have heard of.
See also: The best film festivals in Toronto.
Strings of coloured lights and bunting were delicately arranged around the main entrance, lending the scene an air of festivity. Most went away disappointed, unable to secure a ticket.
Inside, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario William Donald Ross, his wife, and part owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jack Bickell, were among the dignitaries.
More than a thousand lucky locals watched a specially-produced three-minute film about the theatre, "The Fire Brigade," a 1926 movie about an Irish firefighter in love with a woman whose father, a wealthy contractor, cuts corners on fire safety, and "Rookies," a comedy about two servicemen in world war one with eyes for the same woman.
The company started out as a film production house and has since transitioned into a digital production studio. Today, they offer services ranging from production sets on streets to editing, mixing, and post-production and delivery as well as media services like handling broadcasting for TV stations around the world.
Here are my top picks of what to see at Hot Docs 2015.