11th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival

WHO: Canadian Art Foundation

WHAT: 11th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival

WHERE: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto

WHEN: Opening Night Screening and Celebration, February 19, 2014. Festival runs from February 19-23, 2014.

The Canadian Art Foundation’s Reel Artists Film Festival (RAFF) returns, in its 11th year, with a tightly curated selection of international documentary films about visual art and artists. This year’s Opening Night Screening & Celebration features the exclusive international premiere of the film Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, which documents the inspiration and process behind New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley’s recent portraits of African American women. The models are women Wiley chose from the streets of New York City, and the clothes are couture from Givenchy, raising questions of patronage, art history and gender.


When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

7:00 PM Pre-screening cocktail dinner reception

8:30 PM International premiere screening of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace and talk with Kehinde Wiley, producer Jessica Chermayeff and editor Ana Veselic

9:30 PM Opening Night Celebration

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto

Who: Artist Kehinde Wiley, producer Jessica Chermayeff and editor Ana Veselic will be present. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and filmmakers.

Opening Night Tickets and Packages:

Single Ticket $175

Entertainment Package $1,700

Artist Sponsorship Package $1,700

Available in advance only starting January 15. The Entertainment and Artist Sponsorship Packages include festival passes and other benefits. Available at canadianart.ca/raff/tickets or by phone at 416-368-8854 ext 101. Tickets will not be mailed; they will be held at TIFF Bell Lightbox for pickup beginning on February 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.


When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 to Sunday, February 23, 2014

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto

Festival Passes: Advance-sale only from January 23, 2014

Festival passes are $75 (Redeem this pass for a single ticket to each festival screening, excluding the Opening Night Screening and Celebration. Select your films in advance or on the day of the screening at least 30 minutes prior to the start of each film, in person or over the phone).

Single Tickets: On sale from January 23, 2014

Single tickets are $12 general admission; $8 for students/seniors with valid ID; rush tickets will be sold at TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office 15 minutes before each screening.

All tickets are subject to availability.


ONLINE: Visit canadianart.ca/raff/tickets

PHONE: Call 416-599-TIFF (8433) or 1-888-599-8433 (toll free), 10 AM to 7 PM daily.

IN PERSON: Go to TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, 10 AM to 10 PM daily.

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Established in 2004, the Reel Artists Film Festival (RAFF) is North America’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries on visual art and artists. A bold and tightly curated selection of illuminating documentaries on Canadian and international visual artists, RAFF seeks to demystify visual art by allowing audiences to consider the key personalities and thinking behind contemporary art. RAFF appeals to a wide cross-section of audiences, including artists, documentary film fans, students, educators, and the art-interested public. canadianart.ca/raff/


Since its establishment in 1991, the Canadian Art Foundation has worked to advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada through many channels: by publishing Canadian Art magazine, by establishing canadianart.ca, by creating Canadian Art in tablet form and by providing educational, provocative and lively opportunities for audiences to engage with artists and their work. All our efforts are dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect with and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada.

11th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival

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