Powerful stories reflect a truth. Yet, truth can be challenging to express. We invite celebrated, veteran Canadian filmmakers to share their experiences: What role does courage play in your development as a filmmaker? How do you deal with subjects that frighten you? Can they be reconciled through creativity? Award-winning Canadian directors, Alanis Obomsawin, Charles Officer […]
Opening Night: Art, Escape, Action - Youth Media Arts Program and Star Panel
Nov. 13 - 6:30 PM
The Youth Media Arts program features work by filmmakers who are 26 years of age or younger. It is a tradition at the Regent Park Film Festival to begin the festivities by celebrating young voices with this program.
The eight films in this program exhibit a mindfulness of the dominant stories we’ve been told, the solitary paths we’ve been led down, and the compliance we’ve been expected to accept. Now the filmmakers take action to free us from such limits – using imagination and memory as collective problem-solving tools. Opening Night begins with a discussion with three acclaimed Canadian filmmakers on how they find the courage to tell difficult stories.
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Debby worries about her daughter Julie. Together they decide to take the 120km walk between Wemotaci and Manawan with the Dr. Stanley Vollant team.
This documentary takes a look at Guatemala’s first-ever comic book shop, offering an insight into its impact on the community.
This film was made entirely by projecting images on water. By going with the flow, we accept our lives more easily. Acceptance brings freedom.
Expired documents a return to the abandoned space of a former chemical plant in Schostka, Ukraine, which once produced Svema photographic film, a product known for a particular faded-picture quality. The area of the plant, previously housing 400 buildings and employing 15 000 people, has long deteriorated and now evokes its own Svema aesthetic.
The after-effect of a young girl’s misperception of friendship.
Esteban comes across his old VHS camcorder, from back in the day, when he lived in Cuba.
Crosses explores the effects of the “Guerra Contra el Narcotráfico” (Mexican Drug War) from the perspective of a Monterrey City woman en route to meet up with her boyfriend. As she anxiously traverses across the city, Leticia is met with the unnerving realities of life within the War.
My Brother is a short documentary giving voice to low income families in neighbourhoods such as Regent Park. Even with the revitalization of the neighbourhood, there are many negative stereotypes and challenges that the community faces.
It is often said to never judge a book by its cover, so why judge a community? A long-time resident and community advocate discusses changing conceptions of a “revitalized” Regent Park, and his ambitions for its future. The Movement, brought to you by Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, and supported by a grant from […]
Watch as the members of a drop in music program in Regent Park prepare for a performance at the Cabbagetown Festival. Formed by the community, together they sing for their community. These are The Inspired Souls. This short documentary has been commissioned by the Regent Park Film Festival and made possible by the support of […]