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October 7-11

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all screenings take place at The Fox Theatre Toronto

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ONLY THE TRUE INDEPENDENTS


Do you have a personal vision? Are you a true independent filmmaker? Do you hate making compromises?

The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival welcomes filmmakers who explore and develop new filmmaking conventions in their quest to realise their visions effectively on a limited budget.

The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative and exciting work by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world. Aesthetically and thematically varied, these films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents.



All screenings will take place at the Fox Theatre, located in Toronto on October 7-11, 2019.

Screening Schedule
and official selection

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto
and/or meet the filmmakers at
Outrigger, 2232, Queen St E, Toronto.

Monday, October 7, 9-11PM // FREE
Tuesday, October 8, 9-11PM // FREE
Wednesday, October 9, 9-11PM // FREE
Thursday, October 10, 9-11PM // FREE
Friday, October 11, 9-11PM // FREE

Screening Schedule
Monday, October 7 (9-11PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations.

Birth of a Poet (United States)

by James Franco, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg

Birth of a Poet is a dramatic short film that captures the moment Stephen Dobyns transitions from a disillusioned journalist to an emerging poet. It is adapted from autobiographical poems.
Duration: 00:14:23

Tungrus (India)

by Rishi Chandna

Tungrus observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household that has a chicken as a pet.
Duration: 00:12:56

Light (Canada)

by Daniel Hackborn

An old man is begins his journey into the abstract world between life and death.
Duration: 00:01:53

Diva & Astro (United States)

by Angel Barroeta

A streetwise posse idly roams the evening in the hood they call home.
Duration: 00:08:43

Flood (Germany)

by Malte Stein

A dirty lake bursts its banks and begins to flood the town. At last there´s a good reason to keep the son at home.
Duration: 00:09:55

Spike (Canada)

by Steven Griffin

Olivia is walking home after a movie, following the tragic death of her father. As she walks, a stranger asks for her help to find his dog and they attempt to search for it.
Duration: 00:09:56

So Loki - Athletes World (Canada)

by Lucas Hrubizna

A jealous husband becomes increasingly paranoid as he finds clues to his wife’s hidden obsession with So Loki. When she wins a contest to have them perform at the couple’s home, her husband comes face to face with the objects of his wife’s desire.
Duration: 00:03:46

Petty thing (China)

by Li Zexi

The summer afternoon was no special, until the kids, also gun fight lovers, hung around in the village and found a replica pistol.
Duration: 00:03:46

Rêverie (Canada)

by Julian C. Wilkins

An old van in the middle of nowhere. One final ritual. Perception, and reality.
Duration: 00:09:41

Dispersion (Switzerland)

by Basile Vuillemin

A man uses an automated funeral homes company to bury his mother.
Duration: 00:08:26

Waiting for Jupiter (France)

by Agathe Riedinger

Liane, a 21-year-old girl, has just learnt that she was cast to be part of a reality TV show. Certain that her life will finally start, she burns everything surrounding her to embrace this long-awaited shake-up.
Duration: 00:22:53

Screening Schedule
Tuesday, October 8 (9-11PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations.

Talk (USA/France)

by Boulanger Romuald

In a Los Angeles radio station. The host of an emblematic night talk show (William Baldwin) gives advice to live callers. One call will destroy his career, his family, his life ...
Duration: 00:24:50

In Passing (Canada)

by Esther Cheung

A portrait of seventies Hong Kong as my parents remember it.
Duration: 0:04:08

Maps (Canada)

by Ryan Wibowo

Upon learning a heartbreaking truth, a man spirals into madness on his drive home under the control of his navigation system.
Duration: 00:08:18

Love (Canada)

by Benoit Ouellet

The friendship between Sam and Mathieu ends.
Duration: 00:04:42

Kwabena (United States)

by Déwun Owusu

The short film ‘Kwabena’ drops you in the middle of a once in a lifetime event. Powered by mystery, revelation and raw emotion, ‘Kwabena’ expressively captures an extraordinary human experience.
Duration: 00:09:04

Midnight Ramblers (France)

by Julian Ballester

Night after night, Kye, Tobie, Paul, Kim and Tattoo wander through the streets and alleys of Montreal. They support each other, and they are all drug users.
Duration: 00:57:00

Screening Schedule
Wednesday, October 9 (9-11PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations.

Pigeon Invasion (France)

by Laurent Hart

It's a music video with Pigeon and fun, but maybe we are pigeon too...
Duration: 00:01:40

Shooting Crows (Switzerland)

by Christine Hürzeler

A park in the fog. Crows flap and caw in the sky. A homeless man sleeps between the trees. Now and then a crow is shot.
Duration: 00:20:00

Rhizoma (Belgium)

by Santiago Pérez Rodríguez

Hounds and transmission towers. Frequencies of flesh and electric howls. A disturbing atmosphere where the animal, the organic and the industrial blend.
Duration: 00:03:00

Dinner (Austria)

by Simon Maria Kubiena

The first born using make-up and dressing up as a woman triggers a dispute situation with the father at a family dinner.
Duration: 00:03:07

This is not a meme (Korea, Republic of)

by lee sang won

Duration: 00:02:06

Shark Week (Canada)

by Bri Proke

Lonely burnout Bill Berney loses his dog, and skateboards around the city trying to find him. Throughout this sweaty summer day, Bill is repeatedly confronted with his past, and those involved in it.
Duration: 01:22:00

Screening Schedule
Thurday, October 10 (9-11PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations.

Over/Under (United States)

by Dia Jenet

A young woman's surreal escape transforms into an explosive game when an unexpected visitor interrupts. Music by psych collective Dhrift.
Duration: 00:02:10

Growth (Canada)

by Nina Rafique

Made for the 60 Second Film Project at Etobicoke School of the Arts
Duration: 00:01:10

Fluorescent (Israel)

by Avner Pinchover

A fluorescent bulb is shot from a cannon at high speed against a wall.
Duration: 00:02:25

Vaarheim (Belgium)

by Victor Ridley

Out Skerries Island, 70 inhabitants. Following the closure of the high school and the fish farm, Julie sees her family split and her house emptying. Powerless.
Duration: 00:29:59

023_GRETA_S (Germany) by

by Annika Birgel

A young actress' audition quickly spirals out of control, turning into an intimate and manipulative interrogation.
Duration: 00:11:59

Songs in the Song (Denmark)

by Kristian Sejrbo Lidegaard

Julie is obsessed with an old Danish myth and spends all her time in the forest. According to Julie's mother Sonja, Julie is depressed. Anna is there to cheer Julie up and convince her to give up her childish fantasies.
Duration: 01:10:15

Screening Schedule
Friday, October 11 (9-11PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations.

Showtime (Canada)

by Ian Johnston

And now our feature presentation...
Duration: 00:00:58

A Walk (Russian Federation)

by Ivan Arkhipov

Discovering the inner myself is similar to supernova. Initially shape is fuzzy, no edges, everything is flowing and unclear.
Duration: 00:04:40

Clean Ice (Canada)

by March Mercanti

The legacy of a run-down hockey arena is at stake.
Duration: 00:10:00

Concatenate (Canada)

by Simone Northey

A non-narrative, stop-motion animation that plays with abstractions of textile machinery.
Duration: 00:03:34

Little Histories (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

by Rafael Marziano

Five domestic stories, five characters, and their families. Small stories that magnify their small ambitions, pettiness, hope, and discouragement. Duration: 01:33:00

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The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival accepts all forms and genres: short films, medium length films, feature films, drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.



SUBMISSIONS
The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Toronto Arthouse Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Toronto Arthouse Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2016 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

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