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2014 ReelWorld Film Festival

The 14th annual ReelWorld Film Festival is presenting 79 films and videos and is being held from April 2 to 6, 2014 in Toronto and from April 11 to 13, 2014 in Markham. We are bringing 25 features to screens in Toronto and Markham this year, along with 37 shorts, eight webisodes and nine music videos. We are introducing audiences to new Canadian talent from the Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern and South Asian communities.

For a "sneak preview" watch our

festival trailer@ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcEXOw3TRj8&feature=youtu.be

Festival Highlight:

Opening Night Gala Toronto - Destiny

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

7:00 PM

Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 2

Saturday, April 12, 2014

2:30pm

Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place - Theatre

Synopsis: Destiny follows the turbulent life of Lisa, a recent college graduate. The film is a romantic drama and explores several story lines that integrate a love story, the passionate pursuit of a music career and a return visit to Jamaica by the lead character. The film is a fast-paced contemporary Jamaican story, set mainly in Jamaica with introductory scenes set in Toronto. Destiny masterfully and artistically portrays Jamaican culture and music

Director: Jeremy Whittaker

Country: Jamaica

Closing Night Gala Toronto - Horizon Beautiful

Sunday, April 6, 2014

6:00PM

Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 2

Synopsis: Soccer-industry magnate Franz travels to Addis Ababa to promote his sport as a fountain of hope to humanity. The more he realizes that his effort is a purely tactical move to save his damaged reputation, the more his task turns into something personal.He also gets mixed up in a fake kidnapping and his supposed liberator is a 12-year-old street kid with a plan: To have the Godfather of soccer take him to ballplayer's heaven.

Director: Stefan Jäger

Country: Switzerland/ Ethiopia

ReelSpeak

Thursday, April 3, 2014

7:00 PM

Famous Players Canada Square Cinema - Theatre 6

Oscar Torre is a film and television actor who recently took a turn behind the lens with his directorial debut in the award-winning film, Pretty Rosebud. The film was honored with five awards at the Idyllwild International Film Festival: Best Feature Film, Best Director (Oscar Torre), Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Chuti Tiu) and Best Cinematography (Tarina Reed), a first in IIFC's history.

Pretty Rosebud is a passion project for Torre. The script, brilliantly written by actress and first time screenwriter Chuti Tiu, resonated with him and he felt compelled to tell the story with respect. Without a formal education in film production but with countless hours on set, Torre took on the challenge of telling the story of flawed and believable characters. The endeavor has paid off and the film has garnered Torre his first “Best Director” award, in addition to the film’s inclusion in other film festivals this year.

Opening Night Gala Markham - The Rocket

Friday, April 11, 2014

7:00PM

Cornell Community Centre & Library - Rehearsal Hall

Synopsis: A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family and a couple of ragged misfits through Laos to find a new home. It’s a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war. To prove he's not cursed he builds a giant rocket to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival.

Director: Kim Mordaunt

Country: Australia / Laos / Thailand

Closing Night Gala Markham - Beyond All Boundaries

Sunday, April 13, 2014

6:00 PM

Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas - Theatre 10

Synopsis: As India, host of the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, begins its campaign to win the Cup after a 28-year drought, three ordinary Indians - a penniless superfan who cycles across India to cheer the team, a 12-year old cricket prodigy, and a girl cricketer from Mumbai’s slums – seek their salvation/escape from a difficult life through their passion for cricket.

Director: Sushrut Jain

Country: India

Music Video Night

Friday, April 4, 2014

9:00 PM

Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas - Theatre 6

Toronto showcase: Followed by In Conversation with Reza Dahya, Rinku DasGupta, and Justin Broadbent.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

7:00PM

Cornell Community Centre & Library - Rehearsal Hall

Markham showcase: Preceded by In Conversation with Reza Dahya, Rinku DasGupta, and Louis Calabro. Followed by Music Video Night Celebration (Organized by the Markham Mayor's Youth Task Force).

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