Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Call for submissions: 2011 Regent Park Film Festival

The Regent Park Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 9th edition of the festival.

Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is Toronto's only free-of-charge community film festival dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to residents of the largest and oldest public housing in Canada. It accepts works of all lengths and genres. They especially seek works made by filmmakers from multi-cultural background and/or celebrate differences and solidarity, immigrant experiences, urbanization, inner city issues, cultural identity and multicultural relationships.

Regent Park is the neighbourhood located in the southeast part of downtown Toronto, largely populated by new immigrants and Aboriginal Peoples.

The 9th annual Regent Park Film Festival takes place from November 3-6, 2011. The deadline for submitting work is on Friday, May 6.

2011 Regent Park Film Festival Call For Submissions

Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is Toronto's ONLY free-of-charge film festival dedicated to bringing the finest multicultural works relevant to the communities living in Regent Park, the oldest and largest low income housing in Canada; an area populated predominantly by new immigrants and Aboriginal Peoples. We showcase independent films of all length and genres in their original languages and subtitled in English, with topics pertinent to the various Regent Park communities such as urbanization, community activism, immigrant experiences, inner city issues, cultural identity and multicultural relationships. In addition, each year we program films for Grade 1-8 addressing themes of difference, racial diversity, bullying, gender identity, poverty, health, and other issues relevant to youth. Regent Park residents are encouraged to create media works, through our free professional training workshops, and engage in debates through our panel discussions. Annually, films made by Regent Park residents are highlighted in our Family Program and in our Community Stories: Youth Media Art Program on Opening Night, supporting self-representation and engaging dialogue with guest youth filmmakers from other parts of the World.  This year, we are putting particular emphasis on fictional feature and short length films from the Asian & African Diaspora. All our activities as well as childcare are free-of-charge and we pay artist fees.

Guidelines and Submission Forms can be found Online at and click on the submissions banner on the Home Page.

Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2011 (NO ENTRY FEE) Post-dated

If you have any questions, please email Festival Manager Richard Fung at

Looking forward to seeing your films!
Thank you!

Richard Fung
Festival Manager
401 Richmond Street West Suite 354,
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8

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