The Festival’s principal activity is to organize an annual festival along with year-round school and community screenings, panel discussions, performances and film/video workshops at no cost. The Festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond, providing a forum for them to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.
The Festival started in 2003 through the efforts of a determined group of community residents and volunteers. Their goal was to bring Regent Park residents access to high quality films that resonate with their experiences.
Today, as Regent Park undergoes a fifteen year re-development, the Festival also works to bring together the many diverse communities that exist in the neighbourhood to enjoy and engage with film as a means of artistic expression and a catalyst for change.