Every year, the Regent Park Film Festival, based in Daniels Spectrum, welcomes films of all lengths and genres that reflect the multitude of experiences of Regent Park and similar communities worldwide. Submissions for this year’s Festival are now open and will close on April 31, 2019!
The Festival is especially dedicated to showcasing works by Indigenous filmmakers, Black filmmakers and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by trans, queer, female filmmakers and filmmakers with disabilities. There are three categories for submissions:
- General Program: Features works by filmmakers from Indigenous filmmakers, Black filmmakers, and filmmakers of colour and/or films that explore themes of difference and solidarity, immigrant experiences, urbanization, cultural identity and resonate with the inner-city, community based, transnational and varied realities of Regent Park and similar communities in Toronto, in Canada, and all over the world.
- Emerging Directors Spotlight: Features works created by local emerging filmmakers. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue within the community, as well as among the guest youth filmmakers from Regent Park and other parts of the world.
- School Program: Features works suitable for Grades 1-8. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue among students, educators, filmmakers and the wider community.
There are no fees to submit a film so make sure to submit by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.!