Film Festival Season Approaches
What? Summer blockbuster season is coming up and you are just fed up to here with Hollywood shlock? Settle down. Film Festival season has arrived in the T-dot.
No excuses, kids. There's essentially at least one film festival every weekend for the next few months for every imaginable interest, style, and cultural demographic.
Every flavour, every genre, and with loads of CanCon, so hows about we show some anglo-Canada filmmakers some love - Quebec knows how it's done.
So you can mark your calendar -
A brief, probably not all-inclusive list:
April 13-22 Images Film Fest - independent and experimental film and video.
May 18 - 28 Inside Out - gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans film and video
June 8 - 10 NXNE - it's all about the music, man
June 13 - 18 WSFF - short stuff from just about everywhere (we covered it last year).
June 16 - 18 Splice This - fun with Super 8mm
June 15 - 18 Female Eye Film Fest - all genres/styles, all directed by women.
July 18 - 23 First Take International Student Film Festival - student films, not just for film profs anymore.
(take a break in August to catch up on all those blockbusters you missed out on).
Oct 27 - 29 Fantasy Worldwide - archetypal, symbolic, whatever you want to call it
Nov 1 - 5 Planet in Focus - mean and green, and still accepting submissions.
Nov 15 - 19 Reel Asian - Asian and Asian-Canadian filmmakers
The One Minute Film Fest is accepting submissions for this year (theme - Growth)
South Asian Film Fest doesn't have dates set yet.
(There have also been film fests for Tibetan, Italian, Latin American, Armenian, etc, but I can't find links for this year yet).
So when the sun gets too hot, or you need to up your arty cred, check these out. You know we'll be covering as many as we can right here.
(image from Telecineservice.com)
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