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Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2021

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This year, from June 27th to July 18th, ICFF will celebrate two major milestones; the tenth-anniversary edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival and the second edition of the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival, organized in collaboration with CHIN Radio/TV.

The Festival, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will also maintain its special focus on Italian contemporary cinema through notable screenings in several major Canadian cities and virtual experiences offered nationwide through the ICFF digital platform.

Both festivals will take place at Ontario Place in Toronto and in several other cities throughout Canada, including Vaughan, and Montreal.

The ICFF Festival will be a hybrid of in-person and online events available to viewers all across Canada.

The festivals are presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Canada, the Consulates General of Italy in Canada and the Istituti Italiani di Cultura in Canada.

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Canadian Screen Awards

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37th Dora Awards Toronto

37th Dora Awards Jun 2016 Toronto

37th Annual DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS Celebrating Excellence in Toronto’s Performing Arts — AND THE DORA GOES TO

Canadian Opera Company Leads the Pack with 8 Wins: 5 for Siegfried including Outstanding Production & Outstanding Direction to François Girard; 3 for La Traviata

Young People’s Theatre Hauls in 5 Awards and Leads TYA Division with 4 Awards including Outstanding Production for Goodnight Moon.

Canadian Stage Nabs 4 wins over 3 Divisions, including Outstanding Production for Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom (General Theatre Division), Outstanding Production for Betroffenheit (Dance Division) and Outstanding Touring Production for Cold Blood.

Tarragon Theatre leads General Theatre Division with 3 Wins including Outstanding New Play to Kat Sandler and Outstanding Performance to Anand Rajaram, both for Mustard; plus Outstanding Performance – Female to Rebecca Northan for Blind Date.

David Mirvish nabs 3 Awards for Kinky Boots for Top Spot in Musical Theatre Division including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performance – Male to Alan Mingo Jr.

Native Earth Performing Arts & Red One Theatre Collective Tie Independent Theatre Division with 2 Awards each: Native Earth’s Huff for Outstanding New Play & Outstanding Performance – Male, both to Cliff Cardinal; Red One’s La Chasse Galerie includes Outstanding Performance – Ensemble. Groundling Theatre Company takes Outstanding Production for The Winter’s Tale.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects & princess productions Tie in Dance Division with 2 Wins each : PBDP’s Phase Space nabs Design Awards and princess productions wins Outstanding Original Choreography & Outstanding Performance – Male. Canadian Stage takes Outstanding Production with Betroffenheit.

Cold Blood Wins Outstanding Touring Production presented by Canadian Stage.

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Quo Vado Italian Contemporary Film Festival June 9, 2016

Quo Vado Italian Contemporary Film Festival June 9, 2016


An exciting event, hosted by the Italian Contemporary Film Festival. On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 2pm, we will be at the Italian Institute of Culture, 496 Huron St., Toronto, celebrating the upcoming International premier of hit comedy film, “Quo Vado” at the ICFF 2016 with actor/comedian Luca Medici a.k.a. Checco Zalone and Director Gennaro Nunziante. The film takes place in a small town in Italy, where government reform to cut bureaucracy creates a whole new and challenging reality for Checco, who grew up privileged, with a guaranteed job as a public servant.


In English, the title translates to “Where Am I Going?” has hit home with Italians all too familiar with precarious working conditions, and is reflective of how the economy and job security have changed over the years in Italy.  Bypassing Star Wars, the film actually beat out Avatar for the top-grossing film in Italian box office history, generating well over 59 million euros.


The press conference is open for Q&A with Media Representative and general public.

Director, Gennaro Nunziante also wrote his films, and is best known for his 2013 film, “What a Beautiful Day”. Luca Medici a.k.a. Checco Zalone has starred in various Nunziante films, with both writing and composition credits, including “What a Beautiful Day” (2011), “Cado dalle nubi” (2009), and “Sole a catinelle” (2013). He became famous in 2006 thanks to the song Siamo una squadra fortissimi.


Nunziante and Zalone share the same hometown of Bari, Italy, giving them a common world from which they can be inspired and collaborate to create such ground-breaking films as “Quo Vado”. These two very talented artists obviously work very well together, and this film has put them on the map. It would be no surprise to see an increase in the popularity of their previous projects. Even more exciting will be to see what they come up with next!


By Melissa Peters

Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2015 Program

Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2015 Program

May 12, 2015, TORONTO — The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) unveils its 2015 program today at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Toronto. The annual festival celebrates the best in contemporary Italian cinema from around the world. ICFF runs from June 11-19, 2015 in Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Hamilton, Montreal and Quebec City.

“The ICFF slate is a diverse collection of new and returning voices all linked by Italian culture,” says Artistic Director Cristiano de Florentiis. “This year’s films take a creative and multicultural approach to current events and contemporary issues. We’re also excited to shine a spotlight on features and shorts by Italian Canadian filmmakers.”

The festival opens with a gala at Roy Thomson Hall and closes with a celebration at The Ritz- Carlton hotel. ICFF’s opening film is the international premiere of the drama L’Oriana, starring Vittoria Puccini as famed journalist Oriana Fallaci. At 17, Fallaci risked her life as part of the anti-fascist resistance movement Giosfizia e Liberia and continued to raise controversy by fighting Islamic extremism into her 70s.

The festival closes with the comedy Sei mai stata sulla luna? by Paolo Genovese on June 19 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7:30 p.m. Italy’s Sabrina lmpacciatore (T/›e Passion of the Christ, The Last Miss) will present the film.

ICFF 2015 includes more than 19 premieres, a pre-festival retrospective of Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi, co-presented with TIFF and in collaboration with the U of T, as well as the children’s festival, ICFF Junior, which is presenting the Canadian premiere of the Italian- Canadian co-production (Midnight Sun), starring Dakota Goyo and Bridget Moynahan and directed by Roger Spottiswoode and Brando Quilici. All foreign language films are subtitled.

The second annual ICFF Industry Day, an event organized in collaboration with myETV Media, Pinewood Studios and SIRT Sheridan, facilitates connections between Italian and Canadian film industries. This year the event focuses on animated films.


About ICFF

The 4th annual Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) runs from June 11-19 2015, during Canada’s Italian Heritage Month. The festival presents an international collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films. Screenings are supplemented by guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers who partake in question and answer sessions following most screenings. ICFF is generously supported by leading sponsors; The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Castlepoint and Green for Life Environmental inc. It is also supported by major partners; TIFF, Cineplex, Cinematheque Quebecoise, Cinema Guzzo, Cinema Cartier, Ambasciata d’ltalia, Consolato d’ltalia a Toronto e Montreal, lstituto ltaliano di Cultura, Italian Trade Commission and L’Altra ltalia.

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CaribbeanTales Film Festival

CaribbeanTales Film Festival

The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), returns to Toronto beginningSeptember 3 – 13 with special community screenings on July 26 and August 30th. The festival showcases Caribbean films from 15 selected countries around the region with public, community and online screenings. This includes 10-feature length and 20 short films in competition for the CTFF Audience Prize, which will be announced on closing night – September 13. It will include an intensive four-day Market Incubator program as well as various networking sessions.

“As we continually grow in capacity and impact, the Canadian arm of CaribbeanTales is proud to present our flagship event for the ninth consecutive year” says founder and filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.  Presently, she is directing her attention working internationally with CTFF and its companies to educate, produce, distribute, markets and exhibits Caribbean-themed films and events for audiences everywhere.

This year’s event welcomes Malinda Francis as the new CTFF director. One of her main goals is to build community partnerships to bring access of Caribbean film throughout Toronto. The festival launches this summer with two special community screenings on July 26 and August 30. “This summer we have formed a new relationship with Scotiabank Toronto Kiddie Carnival with carnival-themed films and we continue to work with West Side Arts Hub in the North End of the city,” said Francis.

This year’s festival aims to embody Caribbean culture through the lens of filmmakers. CTFF Programming Committee member, filmmaker and Trinidad & Tobago native, Christopher Pinheiro, describes Caribbean film as “channeling our inner story-tellers into film, video and new media to re-vision old and new tales of the Caribbean for worldwide audiences.”

The fest kicks off with a delicious Caribbean reception on Tuesday September 3, in association with theConsulate General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in Toronto at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. The evening will include the World Premiere of The Glamour Boyz Again! Sparrow (Geoffrey Dunn, Trinidad and Tobago, 2014, English, PG). The feature-length documentary reveals a remarkable acoustic performance by two of Calypso’s most venerated figures, the Mighty Sparrow and Lord Superior, which was filmed during the production of Calypso Dreams in 2002 on the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel overlooking Port of Spain. The film will include reminiscences by both Sparrow and Superior, whose friendship dates back more than 55 years, to the mid-1950s. Sparrow’s execution at the Hilton is arguably his best-rendered acoustic performance ever recorded. The session will be intercut with previously recorded interviews of Sparrow and Superior at separate venues.

From September 4 – 7, the festival hosts the Market Incubator, which gives selected filmmakers an opportunity to hone their creative and business skills, through workshops and one‐on‐one mentoring by world-class specialists. It will culminate in a pitching session in front of international funders and buyers at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The fest also organizes a number of intimate events at the University of Toronto with many opportunities to network informally with international industry players.

Festival screenings run from September 8, 10, 12 & 13 at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. The films will screen Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.caribbeantales-events.com.  Tickets also may be purchased one hour before each screening at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street.  Please check with the schedule before purchasing.

  • Opening Night Reception and Film: $25 Early Bird till August 15th  $45 at the door while tickets are available
  • Regular Programs: $10
  • Festival Pass (10 Screenings): $80

The free screenings confirmed to date are:

Carnivalesque – CTFF Partnership with Scotiabank Toronto Kiddie Carnival – Family Afternoon Community Screening

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Malvern Public Library – 30 Sewells Road
NOTE: Please check www.caribbeantales-events.com for any updated information.