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The top 5 film events in Toronto this winter

Film events in Toronto this winter will shelter you from the cold and transport you to other worlds. On now, there's still time to check out Canada's Top 10 Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox but if you miss it, don't fret - there are still plenty of upcoming and ongoing film events to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Here are my picks for the top film events in Toronto this winter.

Doc Soup at the Bloor
This annual series, showcasing "the world's hottest docs," screens at the Bloor Cinema until mid-April starting with the Fear of 13 on Feb 3 and 4. Screenings take place on the first Wednesdays and Thursdays of each month, and are often followed by Q&As with special guests. Also check out Doc Soup Sundays (runs until June), a spin-off of the regular series featuring docs about art, culture and design.

Canadaland at the Movies
Podcaster Jesse Brown of Canadaland is teaming up with the Revue Cinema to launch the inaugural series. The programming will consist of news- and media-focused films. The first film on the roster is Deadline-U.S.A. starring Humphrey Bogart, which will screen on January 27. Check out The Revue's schedule for more details.

The Great Digital Film Festival
Taking place at the Scotiabank Theatre and the Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough (and at other select Cineplex theatres across Canada), from February 5 to 11 this festival will screen both recent and older sci-fi, fantasy and cult films. Titles include Dirty Harry, True Romance and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Toronto Black Film Festival
TBFF will take place from February 10 to 14. Now in its fourth year, the festival will showcase films about black people's experiences and perspectives from around the world. The opening film will be Thina Sobabili, which is South Africa's submission to the upcoming Academy Awards in the bid for Best Foreign-Language Film nomination.

Food on Film
TIFF Bell Lightbox will host its fifth season of Food on Film, which starts in March and runs until the end of June. The screenings will give film buffs and food lovers the chance to come together to enjoy "the best in culinary cinema."

What did I miss? Add more film events to the comments.

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