Third Annual Secret Screening + Party

The truth is, our Secret Screening + Party isn’t much of a secret anymore. At least it’s not meant to be. We want you to be there. In fact, we’re hoping you’ll be there. But for various reasons, we aren’t allowed to sell tickets to “the public. So if you’d like to join us for food (provided again by our friends at Archive Wine Bar), drink (beer from Woodhouse Brewing, possibly something else), conversation, and a secret lineup of films, you’ll have to subscribe to our newsletter first. Then you’ll be a member of our “club” and we can invite you to purchase tickets. Here are the details:

When?: Sunday August 14, 2016 (1pm-4pm)
Where?: Festival Tower (80 John Street, right next to the TIFF Bell Lightbox). We’ll meet you in the lobby and escort you to the ultra-fancy Media Room.
How Much?: Tickets are a very reasonable $15.
How Do I Buy Tickets?: Subscribe to our very occasional mailing list and we’ll send instructions (Shhh! It’s a secret!). You can do it right on this very web site.

New this year, we’re holding a Silent Auction with some great stuff up for grabs, including Netflix subscriptions and a framed, signed print by Antony Hare, Private Illustrator. Have a look:

David Hemmings in BLOW UP (illustration by Antony Hare)

July 2016 Audience Award Winner

Still from Footprints

Thanks to everyone who attended last night, our first all-Canadian lineup, and a hearty congratulations to Kevin Saychareun, whose film Footprints took home the Audience Award prize!

  1. Footprints – 10 votes
  2. The Ballad of Immortal Joe – 6 votes
  3. Ironied – 6 votes
  4. Boy – 2 votes
  5. Never Happened – 2 votes
  6. Mobilize – 2 votes
  7. The Middles – 1 vote

(29 votes total)

Our next screening of new work will be back at the Carlton on Thursday October 13th. More news here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Sign up for the newsletter and don’t miss a thing.

Full Program for July 14 Screening

July is the month we celebrate Canada Day, and for the very first time, we’re featuring an all-Canadian lineup. We’ll have a few of the filmmakers present for a post-screening Q&A, and after that, we’ll be walking over to Lou Dawg’s Southern BBQ (76 Gerrard St. E.) for food, beverages, conversation, and an acoustic performance by Logan Brown (courtesy of Indie Week Canada). We’d love it if you could join us!

Thursday July 14th at 7:00pm
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton Street (steps from College subway station)

Still from The Ballad of Immortal Joe


Dir: Hector Herrera
Canada – 2015

The Ballad of Immortal Joe is the third “chapter” of Beastly Bards, written with a nod to traditional cowboy songs and to the northern ballads of Robert W. Service. “Immortal Joe” puts a haunted twist on a tragically romantic Western.

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Best Animated Short – Canadian Screen Awards

Duration: 6:00

Still from Ironied


Dir: Tyler Parr
Canada – 2015

Donald wakes up late for work and goes through an unfortunate series of events. After finally arriving, he meets his first client who puts things into perspective.

  • Brian Linehan Award, Best Actor (Tyler Parr) – National Screen Institute

Duration: 12:00

Still from Mobilize


Dir: Caroline Monnet
Canada – 2015

Guided expertly by those who live on the land and driven by the pulse of the natural world, Mobilize takes us on an exhilarating journey from the far north to the urban south.

  • Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

Duration: 4:00

Still from Footprints


Dir: Kevin Saychareun
Canada – 2015

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter, searches for his family who are being hunted by a supernatural force.

  • Official Selection – Toronto Youth Shorts Festival

Duration: 14:00

Still from Never Happened


Dir: Mark Slutsky
Canada – 2015

Two colleagues hook up while on a business trip, and then decide it would be best if it “never happened.”

  • Official Selection – CBC Short Film Face Off
  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival

Duration: 8:00

Still from The Middles


Dir: Madison Thomas
Canada – 2015

The jocks, the theatre kids, the young loves. Everyone remembers them from school, but what about the kids that blend into the background? What about the Middles?

  • Official Selection – ImagineNative Film Festival

Duration: 12:30

Still from Boy


Dir: Connor Jessup
Canada – 2015

Boy follows the spirit of a boy who dies in a bicycle accident and then silently trails a classmate home from school.

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection – Palm Springs Shortsfest

Duration: 14:00

Show us your shorts and we’ll show you ours! The Facebook RSVP is free, advance tickets are (still!) $10, and door tickets are just $12. And why not bring a friend? 🙂