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17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 20-23)

“The 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs November 20 – 23, 2019. The Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. In addition to our annual Festival, now in its 17th year, we offer year-round programming at no cost.”

For more information, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Spectrum Productions – 10th Anniversary Gala / 10e Gala Bénéfice (Montréal)

“Join us at this family-friendly Gala showcasing 12 short films made by 54 autistic creatives who attended Spectrum’s 2019 summer camps.

Walk the red carpet with our talented young filmmakers!

Mingle with the filmmakers, Spectrum staff and special guests while enjoying complimentary hors d’ouevres, popcorn and candy treats in preparation for the two-part screening (45 minutes each). During intermission, buy a couple of hot dogs from Sweets with Pete host Peter Papaioannou and bid on Silent Auction offerings which include: a $500 travel voucher from Via Rail; event tickets for les Grands Ballets, Montreal Impact and DanseDanse; gift certificates from Simons, Spa Scandinave, Naada Yoga and restaurants such as Sparrow, LOV and Lloydies.

Last year, over 550 guests helped us raise $45,000 with all proceeds going towards supporting Spectrum’s unique programming. With your help we can surpass that and set a new fundraising record!

You can find more information about Spectrum at”

“Venez célébrer avec nous dans le cadre de ce gala destiné à toute la famille! En projection : 12 courts-métrages réalisés par 54 jeunes autistes lors de leur participation aux camps d’été 2019 de Productions Spectrum.

Défilez sur le tapis rouge avec nos jeunes cinéastes de talent!

Venez rencontrer les cinéastes, le personnel de Productions Spectrum et des invités spéciaux, tout en dégustant des hors-d’œuvre, du maïs soufflé et des sucreries. La projection suivra, en deux parties de 45 minutes chacune. Pendant la pause, achetez vos hot dogs préparés par Peter Papaioannou, animateur de Sweets with Pete, et participez à notre encan silencieux qui comprendra cette année : un bon de transport VIA Rail Canada d’une valeur de 500 $; des billets pour les Grands Ballets, l’Impact de Montréal et Danse Danse; des cartes-cadeaux de Simons, Scandinave Spa, Naada Yoga et divers restaurants : Sparrow, LOV et le Keg!

L’an dernier, plus de 550 invités nous ont permis de recueillir 45 000 $, la totalité des profits servant à financer le programme d’activités uniques offertes par Productions Spectrum. Avec votre aide, nous espérons dépasser ce montant et établir un nouveau record pour notre collecte de fonds!

Pour plus de renseignements au sujet de Productions Spectrum, visitez notre site au 

-from Spectrum Productions
Read Spectrum Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 22-27)

“The 20th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the full programming of works by Indigenous screen-content creators for the Festival, running October 22-27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

imagineNATIVE‘s previously announced opening night gala on Tuesday, October 22 will be One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk by Zacharias Kunuk at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. On Sunday, October 27, the closing night gala will be The Sun Above Me Never Sets by first time feature film director Lyubov Borisova at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. 

The 20th imagineNATIVE will screen a dynamic selection offeature films including The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn;Red Snow, an Indigenous military drama directed by Marie Clements;the world premiere of FUKRY, directed by Blackhorse Lowe; the Toronto premiere of Top End Wedding by Wayne Blair; The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, directed by Shelley Niro; the world premiere of Ruthless Souls directed by Madison Thomas; and the Toronto premiere of Rustic Oracle, by Sonia Boileau.”

The full schedule and tickets for the 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are available here:”

-from ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival news release
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Entries: 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival’s Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition

“The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit their short films and project proposals for our annual Opening Night tradition, the Emerging Directors Spotlight and Pitch Competition!

Part showcase and pitch event, this exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent, who then pitch their next project to a jury of industry experts in front of a live audience for the chance to win a development deal with the CBC* and a $1000 cash reward, courtesy of RBC.

The Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages and directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles.

We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.”

For full details, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Home Made Visible Closing Reception (Toronto)

Home Made Visible culminates in a public reception celebrating three years of preserving and engaging IBPOC archives. We have digitized over 200 home movies, and completed a nation-wide tour of 7 commissioned works reflecting on our complicated relationship to archives. For this reception, we bring together the incredible community of people that have made this project possible. Join us, as we bring this project to a close. All commissioned works will be on display, and for the first time, guests can also view the home movie collection of digitized IBPOC archives on exhibition.

Friday July, 5th | 7:00-9:30 pm 
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9, Canada

July 5th – 18th | 10:00am–6:00pm | Monday – Friday
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
Visit the Toronto Media Arts Centre during operating hours to view the installation by Melisse Watson and six short films by commissioned filmmakers on monitors.

All films have english captions. 
At TMAC all events and offices are located on the second and third floors, accessible via an elevator just inside the entrance. Interior galleries and event spaces are barrier-free. Visit the TMAC website for additional policies on accessibility. 
ASL interpretation is available for this event by 6pm Friday, June 28th. 
Childcare will be available for the reception.”

To register, please visit Home Made Visible’s event page.

-from Home Made Visible

ReelAbilities Film Festival (Toronto)

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns to Toronto for the fourth year in a row, May 24 – June 2, 2019, ReelAbilities Film Festival will also include filmmaker Q&As, dance performances, workshops and an Accessible Comedy Night.

ReelAbilities Film Festival will screen over 20 films including Dan Habib’s Intelligent Lives at the opening night gala on Wednesday, May 29, and Sophie Robinson’s Me, My, Mouth and I at the closing night gala on Saturday, June 2. Intelligent Lives is a feature length documentary about three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
May 24 – June 2, 2019
Matinee screenings are FREE
Evening Screenings are $12 – $30
Discounted ticket prices are available for seniors, post-secondary students and those experiencing financial barriers.
Screenings are free for support persons and students up to Grade 12.

For more information and for the full schedule, please visit:

Call for Applications: 8th Annual Charles Street Video/imagineNATIVE residency

imagineNATIVE is accepting applications for the annual Charles Street Video/imagineNATIVE Residency professional development commission program for Greater Toronto and Hamilton-Area based Indigenous filmmakers.

The eighth iteration of the annual Residency provides a mid-career artist support and skills development with new video-making technology which for THIS YEAR ONLY enhances the completion of a current production with a commitment to be completed for the 20th anniversary imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 22-26, 2019.”

For more information, please visit:

-from imagineNATIVE’s website
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Youth Volunteer Opportunity: Empathy Squad (FiXT POiNT, GTA)

Join the Empathy Squad!

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders age 18 – 30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your city. Investigate and share ideas on connection and growing empathy in the GTA. Give a voice to untold stories and celebrate unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet lots of new people, connect with your community and collaborate with future leaders across the city. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants will:

  • Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping and audio editing skills
  • Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection
  • Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation
  • Grow empathy in the city through community building dialogue

Program details:
Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. First group starts April 27, 2019.
See full program schedule

Application deadlines:
Group 1: March 26th 2019
Group 2 & 3: Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

This opportunity was made possible by Canada Service Corps”

For more information, please visit FiXT POiNT’s website

-submitted by FiXT POiNT
Read FiXT POiNT’s Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Artists’ Health Alliance Presents Animating Artists’ Health (Toronto)

 “THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019 @ 7 PM
OCAD University Room 190

A preview screening of eight short animations, created at TAIS over a short residency, that explore artists’ health & wellbeing.

RESTLESS – Tommy Truong
NOT MY TODAY – Emily Nixon
APPEARING FACES – Shelton Deverell
ACHES – Nikole Hidalgo McGregor
BURN OUT – Raoul Olou
MICHAEL – David Rendall
THIS BODY – Ess Joelle Kuzmiski

Trigger Warning: Animated films and Q&A discussion may contain sensitive content and/or potentially triggering material including issues of mental health, grief, death, and suicide.”

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for submissions, local and Canada-wide: The 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

“We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival! At the Regent ParkFilm Festival we’re committed keeping everything that we do free and accessible, including our submission process. Follow the link below to learn more about how to submit your film today!

Every year, we welcome films of all lengths and genres that reflect the multitude of experiences that make up our cities and communities. The Regent Park Film Festival is especially dedicated to showcasing works by Indigenous filmmakers, Black filmmakers, and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by trans, queer, female identified filmmakers and filmmakers with disabilities. We encourage local, national and international participation.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59pm”

For more information, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival