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. It was a beautiful sunny day for this laid-back garden party. Many of the attending students, Alumni, VIPs and media brought their families, children, and pets to the meticulously landscaped grounds of the Canadian Film Centre.
CFC alumni @ TIFF
It was a great TIFF season for the CFC alumni! – twenty four projects featuring CFC alumni and students were screened during this year’s film festival. For example, the documentary, “Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On” describes the life, music, and activism of legendary Indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. It is executive produced by Peter Raymont and Kyle Irving. Also, the Comedy, ”the End of Sex” follows a married couple increasingly wild attempts to recapture the magic of their now-routine marriage while their daughters are off at a winter break sleep away camp – it features Actors Conservatory alumna Kimberly-Sue Murray, Sally Karam as producer and Bill Marks serving as executive producer.
Norman Jewison & Maxine Bailey
Maxine Bailey, executive director, CFC inspired the crowd with the present and future accomplishments of the CFC. Norman Jewison, CFC Founder and Chair Emeritus, was delightful as he took to the podium to thank everyone in attendance and recalled the history of the Canadian Film Center.
“It’s a banner year for CFC talent at TIFF,” shared Maxine Bailey, executive director, CFC. “Our residents and alumni are upping the Canadian content at this year’s festival with their bold voices and captivating stories. These incredible creators are changing the creative landscape here in Canada and well beyond our borders. Go check them out at TIFF!” [Press Release]
Food and Beverage Vendors.
At the CFC Homecoming, there was an abundance of different food and beverage vendors. There was fine red and white wine, beer, and Partake zero alcohol beer. Delicious food was provided by ChicDeasVeg, Jem Salads to Go, Pizzaville and the Real Jerk.
It was a superb fundraising event all in support of Canadian film and the Canadian Film Centre and its many accomplishments. To find out more about the CFC or to donate, please visit: Canadian Film Centre.
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