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Canadian Screen Awards 2024 May 31

Mae Martin hosts the Canadian Screen Awards 2024, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s final award show of Canadian Screen Week 2024 celebrating the achievements of Canadian talent in film, television, and digital media: Television Screen Awards: Crave/APTN’s Little Bird won 13 television honours at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards:  including: Best Drama Series; Best…

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Inside Out Film Festival Red Carpets at TIFF Lightbox on May 24 and June 1, 2024

Red Carpet for the 34th edition of INSIDE OUT 2SLGTBQ+ FILM FESTIVAL for the opening night gala and film, Amazon MGM Studio My Old Ass.  SPARK*: Theo Germaine (actor, The Politician, They/Them) Danell Leyva (actor & Olympic medalist) Nicholas Giuricich (writer/director) SISTERS*: Kausar Mohammed (actor, The Flash, 4400) Sarah Khasrovi (actor, What We Do In…

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HOTDOCS FESTIVAL 2024 REVIEWS

HOTDOCS FESTIVAL 2024 REVIEWS: Yintah:The Hotdocs double-award-winning documentary of the struggles of a first nation in BC against pipelines traversing its territory in defiance of its assertion that it has legal ownership of the land and has not authorized the building of pipelines due to their potential pollution effecting its traditional life.“The Wet’suwet’en have never…

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TIFF 2023 Highlights and Reviews

In addition to the ability to view many fascinating films during TIFF 2023, one can be totally immersed in the Toronto International Film Festival’s culture of not just the great films but also the red carpets, parties, and various fan experiences curated by Cameron Bailey’s tremendous team at TIFF.  The toughest part for film aficionados…

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Kat Shaw Producer Backspot

Toronto International Film Festival 2023

Toronto International Film Festival 2023 was held September 7 to 17, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. According to TIFF, it is the “leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. Our programmers have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films is shown: Hollywood…

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Norman Jewison, CFC Founder

CFC HOMECOMING

CFC HOMECOMING, a new re-imagined annual fundraiser (formerly called the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser) was held on the beautiful grounds of the CFC on September 11, 2022 to celebrate and support the Canadian Film Centre’s residents, alumni and the screen industry. Guests enjoyed live performances, NFT art, artistic encounters, immersive experiences and onsite fundraising opportunities. …

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C.N.E. Ride

The C.N.E. Partied Like a Rock Star

The C.N.E. Partied Like a Rock Star on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto from August 19 to September 5, 2022.  There was much to excite the visitors (families, couples and singles) at the EX from kids’ world, attractions, performances, competitions, food, rides, games, shopping, gaming garage and the walk & talks.  Attractions included…

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Red Carpet Cover

Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy – Review

Author:  Erich Schwartzel / Penguin Press Reviewed by Torontoartsandevents: Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy shows the power that the communism government of China has over the world’s entertainment industries that wish to enter the vast China market.  Movies such as “Top Gun” that have a sizeable budget that require…

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TIFF Boom Box: Heroes vs. Villains

On Thursday, October 31st, 2019, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) threw one of the biggest Halloween parties the city has ever seen! The TIFF Bell Lightbox was transformed into the TIFF Boom Box, TIFF’s annual Halloween party that raises funds for TIFF’s charitable endeavours. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1.3 million…

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TIFF: Boombox: Are you a hero, or a villain?

Are you a hero, or a villain? Good and evil collide on October 31 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where heroes face off against villains and Cirque du Soleil dazzles with an exclusive, one-night-only performance. Do you have what it takes to leave your ordinary life behind and enter a world of extraordinarily high stakes and…

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