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Academy Screenings

Academy Special Event: WOMEN WHO ACT with Patricia Rozema

Premiere Screening | Friday, February 27

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television presents WOMEN WHO ACT with Patricia Rozema – the documentary featuring iconic Canadian film and television actresses talking candidly about their craft – written and directed by Barry Avrich. Starring Andrea Martin, Ellen Page, Tatiana Maslany, and Sandra Oh (HBO Canada, Feb. 28), WWA is an original production from The Movie Network/Movie Central produced in association with ACCT.

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Academy Screenings

FREE Public Screenings Presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Saturday, February 28 | TIFF Bell Lightbox

Join the Academy for FREE screenings of Mommy (nominated for 13 Canadian Screen Awards) and Maps to the Stars (nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards), both of which are nominated for Best Motion Picture and Achievement in Direction.

Mommy (Directed by Xavier Dolan)
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, the peculiar, new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.

Maps to the Stars (Directed by David Cronenberg)
In Maps to the Stars, director David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture.

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Goethe Insitut


The Goethe-Institut is proud to present their ongoing film series GOETHE FILMS at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In thematic clusters throughout the year, we bring you the best in contemporary German cinema—from features to docs, shorts to animation, the avant-garde to festival highlights—along with exclusive talks from renowned artists and experts.

Mark your calendars:

3, 5, 10 March 2015: Copy & Paste: Remake, Remix, Reimagine film
5, 7, 12 May 2015: Age of Cannibals: Culture & Economy
28 Sep, 1, 6 Oct 2015: Wenders in the Cities, a Wim Wenders Retrospective

Tickets $10 at TIFF Bell Lightbox (day-of, in-person sales only). Box office opens at 10am.

All GOETHE FILMS are open to audiences 18+.

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Goethe Insitut

Reel Artists Film Festival

March 26–28

Join us as we explore the theme of risk-taking in the arts at the 12th-annual Reel Artists Film Festival, the Canadian Art Foundation's film festival devoted to documentaries on art and artists. For RAFF 2015 three exciting new films will be screened: Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery, Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy and Patron Saint. At each screening, audiences will also enjoy panel discussions and lectures with keynote speakers that will elucidate new ideas and build on the themes explored in the films.



May 15–23, 2015

A celebration of Italian Films dedicated to Toronto's Youth.

ICFF Jr. is an annual film programme that promotes and supports media literacy and Italian language and culture through including educational content geared to students ages 9 to 18. The programme includes feature films and animations, while also providing educators with an alternative teaching method that respects a variety of learning styles.

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 21  31, 2015

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities.

For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives.


Italian Contemporary Film Festival

June 11–19, 2015

The 4th edition ICFF 2015 promises to be a great celebration of the art of Italian cinema. In 5 cities (Toronto, Vaughan, Montreal, Hamilton adn Quebec City) , film lovers will find a rich, surprising and eclectic film program, where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audiences attend our festival to experience the best of Italian lifestyle and culture as shown in the sold-out 2014 evenings and the glamorous parties at The Ritz-Carlton and at Toronto's historic castle, Casa Loma.

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Luminato Festival

June 19  28, 2015

Luminato began as a dream that each year Toronto would invite the world to join us in celebrating creativity. A dream where the best artists in the world and the best artists in Canada fill the stage that is Toronto with new and wonderful creations. A dream that we could create in Toronto a festival that would become renowned the world over for its excellence, its originality and its accessibility to all people regardless of background or experience. Today that dream has become the reality of a boisterous festival sprawling all over the city with music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film and celebrations of all kinds. Luminato embraces the very diversity that is the beating heart of Toronto and is living testimony that creativity is best nourished where cultures come together in a spirit of common humanity and citizenship.