May/June 2010 Events
April 30 - May 9
Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, takes place, featuring Canadian and international competitive programmes, and much more. Visit here for more information.
Thursday May 13
Defence for Children International holds its 11th Annual Lowery Lecture on Child Rights. In the lecture, "The Children of Afghanistan: Protection, Education and the Challenge of Peace," Christopher Alexander will speak to his experience as former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in Afghanistan and former Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan. Doors open at 6pm; lecture at 7pm, followed by a reception and silent auction. Free admission. Visit here for more information.
The Toronto Russian Film Festival, an annual film festival, celebrates and promotes the art of Russian and Russian-language post-Soviet Cinema. Visit here for tickets, schedule, and more information.
Saturday May 22
The Asian Heritage Month Film Festival takes place, featuring screenings of Off World by Mateo Guez, Chinese Restaurants by Cheuk Kwan, and others, followed by Q&A's with the filmmakers and programmer Bobby Del Rio from the ReelWorld Film Festival. Free admission; start time 1pm. Visit here for more information.
Tuesday May 25
The Canadian Journalism Foundation presents a panel discussion: "Keeping an Eye on Journalism." Is an ombuds still needed these days? Join CBC ombuds Vince Carlin, Toronto Star public editor Kathy English, and National Post assistant managing editor John Racovali, as they answer this question and more. The panel will be moderated by Ryerson journalism professor Jeffrey Dvorkin. 6:30pm start time. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Wednesday May 26
The Rotaract and the Rotary Club of Toronto present a screening of Tapped. 7pm start time; $5 admission includes pop corn, with all proceeds going to WASRAG - the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. Visit here for more information.
Saturday May 29
Colin Geddes launches his donation of Asian films to UofT with screenings of Ringo Lam's and Ronnie Yu's 1980s ghost comedies, Esprit d'amour and The Occupant. Free admission; first film at 4pm. Visit here for more information.
For 3 days in June at the 13th annual Subtle Technologies Festival, an exciting line up of scientists, artists and designers will journey from around the world to share ideas, science and artworks that explore this year’s theme – Sustainability. Visit here for more information.
Saturday June 5
The 6th annual Joe Shuster Awards take place, celebrating Canadian comic book creators. Free admission; 8pm start time. Visit here for more information.
Thursday June 10
The Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada presents the Canadian premiere of The Peretzniks (Perecowicze), presented by the film's director, Sławomir Grünberg. 7:30pm start time; $8 suggested donation, $5 for PJHF members and students. Visit here for more information.
Friday June 11
The Toronto Irish Film Festival presents a gala screening of The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy. 7pm start time; $20 ticket includes admission to reception afterward. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Tuesday June 15
The Eye Film Institute Netherlands, in association with UofT and Ryerson, presents "Beyond the Screen," an evening of screenings devoted to the diverse contexts of early film, including scientific and instructional films, films about film stars, and more. $5 admission (free for Domitor members); 8pm start time. Visit here for more information.
VanArts is proud to present a Masterclass in Animation & Story Development with instructors Story Artist Matthew Luhn and Animator Andrew Gordon, both from Pixar Animation Studios. Visit here for registration and more info.