2015 Eastern Breeze International Film Festival
Eastern Breeze International Film Festival is a 6-day non-commercial international film festival held in Toronto catering to films from world-renowned and up-and-coming filmmakers from Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Eastern Breeze International Film Festival holds Canadian premieres of films that have won awards from other prestigious film festivals such as Chicago, Cannes, Sundance, Iris Prize, Palm Springs, Locarno, Tripoli, and many more. The 6 days are split into three sections: workshops, screenings, and closing ceremony.
May 6th, 2015: free documentary filmmaking workshop led by film instructor, documentary filmmaker, and film critic, Majid Movasseghi. Ideal for film students; attendees must register on Eastern Breeze website prior to attending.
May 7th, 2015: free film analysis workshop led by film instructor, documentary filmmaker, and film critic, Majid Movasseghi. Ideal for film students; attendees must register on Eastern Breeze website prior to attending.
May 8th, 2015: opening ceremony, first screenings, and club night.
May 9th, 2015: screenings.
May 10th, 2015: screenings and panel discussion. Panel discussions is an on-stage dialogue between current film professionals about unique aspects of Eastern cinema. Jurors and discussion participants include:
Mostafa Kherge-Poosh, Iranian Film Editor with 20+ years of experience in film (Iran)
Majid Movaseeghi, a documentary filmmaker, instructor and a film critic. (Switzerland)
Paul de Silva, Co-Director of International Diaspora Film Festival
Sasan Asvandi, award-winning Sound Designer, frequent features at Cannes, Venice, Monte Carlo, and Berlin Film Festivals
Dr. Shahram Tabe, Director, International Diaspora Film Festival
Levon Haftvan, award-winning actor with more than 20 years’ experience in acting and directing
Ms. Claudia Hoffmann, PhD, English, English literature and film professor at the University of Toronto
May 11th, 2015: Closing Awards Ceremony