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September 26-28

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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 September 26, 27 and 28, 2018.

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.

Wednesday, September 26, 4.30-6.30PM // FREE
Wednesday, September 26, 6.30-8.30PM // FREE
Wednesday, September 26, 9.00-11.00PM
Thursday, September 27, 4.30-6.30PM // FREE
Thursday, September 27, 6.30-8.30PM // FREE
Thursday, September 27, 9.00-11.00PM
Friday, September 28, 4.30-6.30PM // FREE
Friday, September 28, 6.30-8.30PM // FREE
Friday, September 28, 9.00-11.00PM

Screening Schedule
Wednesday, September 26 (4.30-6.30PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations. The 50 first attendees also receive a free ticket for the 9PM screening: McQueen.

165708 (Canada)

by Josephine Massarella

165708 employs in-camera techniques and chemical manipulation of processed film to produce an eidetic study of temporal elasticity.
Duration: 00:07:00

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Cirque Inception (Denmark)

by Joseph Valentino Palau

A young woman reveals the everyday routine that guides her to fit into the perception of society.
Duration: 00:04:29

Son Lux // The Fool You Need (United States)

by Jean-Paul Frenay

Music video
Duration: 00:04:26

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The Man With The Bicycle (Germany)

by Levan Tsintsadze

The Film illustrates the thoughts of a man living in social isolation.
Duration: 00:14:38

It's Her (United States)

by Travis Newsad

A "How-To" video maker runs into a slight snag while editing his project.
Duration: 00:01:00

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Nín thở - Gỗ lim(Viet Nam)

by Vincent Baumont

A music video for the most praised Vietnamese post-punk band in Hanoi.
Duration: 00:03:14

Grab and run (Spain)

by Roser Corella

Since Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of “grab and run”. More than half Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Duration: 01:22:00

Festival Schedule
Wednesday, September 26 (6.30-8.30PM)

Come and meet the filmmakers
Outrigger, 2232, Queen St E, Toronto
Admission is free of charge..
No need to make reservations.

Meet the filmmakers

hosted by Maarten Cornelis

Talk film and meet the selected filmmakers.
Duration: 02:00:00

Screening Schedule
Wednesday, September 26 (9.15-11.15PM)


the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Order your tickets or win one of the 50 free tickets when you join the 4.30PM screening (the 50 first attendees of 4.30PM free film screening get a free ticket for this 9PM screening).

McQueen

by Ian Bonhôte

A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
Duration: 01:51:00

Screening Schedule
Thursday, September 27 (4.30-6.30PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations. The 50 first attendees also receive a free ticket for the 9PM screening: Eighth Grade.

The Hedonistic Tendencies of the Modern Person (Canada)

by David Cash

New Art Film by David Cash Based on Rupi Kaur Quotes and Sketches. Discusses the hedonistic tendencies our moderns society is based around and highlights sex, excess, and violence.
Duration: 00:01:21

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Gills (United States)

by Jamie Kim

Gills is a film about yearning for a loved person that cannot be seen again. It developed after the death of my father.
Duration: 00:01:42

Scandal (Réunion)

by Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx

This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love...
Duration: 00:04:10

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Train Man (United States)

by Alex Barsky

A social outcast makes a home for himself inside of a train car.
Duration: 00:01:49

Elene (Turkey

by Sezen Kayhan

16-year-old Elene is a Georgian illegal immigrant who works at a tea plantation in Turkey. Feeling threatened by various encounters, she tries to be invisible in this foreign land.
Duration: 00:12:00

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The Velvet Underground Played at My High School (United States)

by Robert Pietri, Tony Jannelli

This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground's disastrous first public performance. As the band started to play 'which swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment...' Half the audience walked out.
Duration: 00:08:00

Mr. Death (Norway)
by Andreas J. Riiser

An exclusive interview with Death.
Duration: 00:15:00

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Hurry Slowly (Norway)

by Anders Emblem

Fiona takes care of her younger brother Tom. We follow Fiona over a few life-changing summer months on the north-western coast of Norway, where she juggle the care of her brother, her job at the local ferry and her interest in music. Duration: 01:10:00

Festival Schedule
Thursday, September 27 (6.30-8.30PM)

Come and meet the filmmakers
Outrigger, 2232, Queen St E, Toronto
Admission is free of charge..
No need to make reservations.

Meet the filmmakers

hosted by Maarten Cornelis

Talk film and meet the selected filmmakers.
Duration: 02:00:00

Screening Schedule
Thursday, September 27 (9.15-11.15PM)


the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Order your tickets or win one of the 50 free tickets when you join the 4.30PM screening (the 50 first attendees of 4.30PM free film screening get a free ticket for this 9PM screening).

Eighth Grade

by Bo Burnham

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school. Duration: 01:33:00

Screening Schedule
Friday, September 28 (4.30-6.30PM)

Come and join the screenings at
the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
No need to make reservations. The 50 first attendees also receive a free ticket for the 9PM screening: Three Identical Strangers.

The Constant Evening (Canada)

by Cameron Mackenzie

A tense, sexual encounter between James and a mysterious young stranger stimulates impactful, emotional images from James’s former relationship. As they gradually reveal their own significant personal struggles, the two strangers come to a quiet realization about the complex nature of their evolving relationship.
Duration: 00:14:57

Cut out (Canada)

by Fannie Giguère

The audience dive into an abstract universe where sounds and images gradually come true.
Duration: 00:03:45

Texan Sunday Morning (Canada)

by Ian Johnston

Sunday morning in a sleepy Texas town.
Duration: 00:01:00

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The Animal (Turkey)

by Atasay Koc

A woman hits a dog with her car in the middle of damn nowhere. She can not drive off as her son refuses to get into car if she doesn't euthanize the dog moaning in his death agony.
Duration: 00:08:30

Hallway (Australia)

by Robin Summons

An enigmatic janitor helps his anxious co-worker overcome his fear of love.
Duration: 00:11:58

III (United States

by Ioana Turcan, Kieu Anh Truong, Yue-Ying Feng

Sex is biological. Gender is social. A woman is both her sex and her gender. Images are social.
Duration: 00:04:20

#selfie (Germany

by David M. Lorenz

A couple on holiday in Berlin. Everything is perfect, but then he wants to take a selfie...
Duration: 00:07:00

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Different (France)

by Ben Lemaire

I came out as a transgender to my parents months ago. Before talking to them I was hopeful. I was terrified, but I was hopeful. Too much hopeful.
Duration: 00:02:20

Generation Mars (Norway)

by Alexander Armas Turpin

Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars: A reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return. Everything is set for her to leave, except one thing. Duration: 00:25:00

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Mum, I'm back (Greece)

by Dimitris Katsimiris

A woman returns, after 40 years, to the village where she was born. The cause is the death of her mother. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons.
Duration: 00:04:40

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (Brazil)

by Frederico Evaristo

It is an experience about the (ab)use of the power, in a critical self reflection of two photographers testing limits. You just have to swallow it.
Duration: 00:02:21

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A Dog Leashed (United States)

by Dane Cree

Self-reflection through meditation. A look at the shadow self.
Duration: 00:03:00

Nicabob (United States)

by Daneeta Loretta Jackson, Patrick Jackson

A lonely teenager inadvertently makes a real human connection when he shuts down his Youtube channel after haters attack him.
Duration: 00:14:00

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Backstory (Germany

by Joschka Laukeninks

As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever.
Duration: 00:08:00

Festival Schedule
Friday, September 28 (6.30-8.30PM)

Come and meet the filmmakers
Outrigger, 2232, Queen St E, Toronto
Admission is free of charge..
No need to make reservations.

Meet the filmmakers

hosted by Maarten Cornelis

Talk film and meet the selected filmmakers.
Duration: 02:00:00

Screening Schedule
Thursday, September 27 (9.15-11.15PM)


the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto.
Order your tickets or win one of the 50 free tickets when you join the 4.30PM screening (the 50 first attendees of 4.30PM free film screening get a free ticket for this 9PM screening).

Three Identical Strangers

by Tim Wardle

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth.
Duration: 01:36:00

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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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