Schedule 2019

August 16, 2019

Here are the Winners of the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2019

Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k): The Manhattan Project by Matthew Campanile
Sci-Fi/Horror Feature: Beast Mode by Chris W. Freeman & Spain Willingham
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k): Speak Your Mind by Cyrus Baetz
Low-Budget Feature (budget over $250k): That is All by by Mark Weeden
Short Feature: The Quick and the Dirty by Jordan Krug & Nicholas Shields
Documentary: Farm Sum Ontario by Jonathan Davies
LGBT Film: Boy in Bloom by Ivanka Haney
Music Video: Ravyn by Karimah Issa
Short Film (Jury Award): What Color Do You See As Blue by Reza Salsany
Short Film (Audience Award): Our House by Susan Bayani
Short Film (Festival Director Award): Ping Pong Pigeons by Charlotte Wincott
Horror Short: Past Partum by Wendy Keeling
Sci-Fi Short: Requiem by Liam Ryan
Short Short: Bite and Smile by Elise Bauman & Leah Doz
Experimental Short: Fathoms: The Weight of Smoke by Chris Myhr

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay: Palladium by Sepp Zorin
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay: Seven Yesterdays by Lindy Wilson

Congratulations to all our 2019 Winners

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Here’s the schedule for the 2019 Toronto Independent Film Festival.

All films are screened at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto

Tickets will soon be on sale now at the Carlton Cinema website

Feature film tickets cost $15 per feature film, shorts blocks cost $15 per 70 minute block.

Sept 11 at 6:15pm
Shorts Block 1 (Sept 11 at 6:15pm) [Buy here]
Becoming by Kristi Tethong
Man-Boy by Maris Zarins
Run the Risk by Stephanie Sannuto & Amanda De Souza
Within the Silence by Jazeen Hollings
A Turban & A Beard by Jaskaran Singh
Beneath Her by Alex Chung
The Bird of Paradise by Sean Weinerman
The Ghost by Rudresh Ved

Sept 11 at 7:45pm
Shorts Block 2 (Sept 11 at 7:45pm) [Buy here]
Bad Vegan: The Original Recipe by Jessica Danov
Clown College by Wendy Keeling
Fish Out of Water by Alyssa Asaro
J Burg by Matthew Gouveia
Past Partum by Wendy Keeling
The Last Day by Michael Moser
Blood Brothers by Mitchell Verigin
What Color Do You See As Blue by Reza Salsany

Sept 11 at 9:15pm
Feature Film:
The Manhattan Project (85 min) [SOLD OUT]
Directed by Matthew Campanile
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DRAMA COMEDY
www.manhattanproject-movie.ca
When a small-town cocktail-enthusiast decides to kill himself after being diagnosed with a terminal illness he must deal with the repercussion his choice has on his son and his community.

Sept 12 at 6:15pm
Feature Film:
Le Dernier d’Entre Nous (60 min) [Buy here]
Directed by Gerald Alan Decker
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SCI FI
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The last man on Earth tries to save his wife from a plague by using his blood as a cure.  But when his “treatments” begin transforming her into a vampire, he must decide between living with her, or letting her die and spending the rest of his life alone.

Sept 12 at 7:45pm
Shorts Block 3 (Sept 12 at 7:45pm) [Buy here]
Death Game by Lisa Crawford & Natasha Kennedy
Eyes Open by Jawed J.S.
Miserable Morals by Ivana Bittnerova
Oscar by Matthew Takatsch
Requiem by Liam Ryan
Rêverie by Julian C. Wilkins
The Cockroach by Joslyn Rogers
The Offering by Alicia MacGibbon

Sept 12 at 9:15pm
Feature Film:
Beast Mode (87 min) [Buy here]
Directed by Chris W. Freeman & Spain Willingham
beast mode
HORROR COMEDY
www.facebook.com/BeastModeTheMovie/
When a has-been Hollywood producer on his last leg accidentally kills his lead actor and meal ticket, he strikes a dark deal with a strange man and unwittingly unleashes a band of bloodthirsty monsters on the City of Angels.

Sept 13 at 6:15pm
Shorts Block 4 (Sept 13 at 6:15pm) [Buy here]
Boy in Bloom by Ivanka Haney
Chameleon by Meg Howald
From the Thunder by Daniel Everitt-Lock
Green Run by Jeremiah Milmine
Kindling by Emma Catalfamo
Ravyn by Kari Zakia
Take Down These Walls by Vesta Giles
The First & Last Time by Peter Sacco
The Garden by Gabriel Alexander Pride

Sept 13 at 7:45pm
Shorts Block 5 (Sept 13 at 7:45pm) [Buy here]
Bite and Smile by Elise Bauman & Leah Doz
Farm Sum Ontario by Jonathan Davies
Give + Take by Armand Hamouth
Mnemosyne by Tracey Lavigne
Our House by Susan Bayani

Sept 13 at 9:15pm
Feature Film:
Speak Your Mind (104) [SOLD OUT]
Directed by Cyrus Baetz
speakyourmind
DARK COMEDY
fb.com/SpeakYourMindMovie
An actor tries to find his personal truth in the midst of a politically volatile culture. To reach the next level in his career, Jacob starts speaking his mind in all situations, regardless of the consequences.

Sept 14 at 2pm
Shorts Block 6 (Sept 14 at 2pm) [Buy here]
Fathoms: The Weight of Smoke by Chris Myhr
Ping Pong Pigeons by Charlotte Wincott
Professional Bride by Liza Korotka
Secondary by Sarah Hundertmark
Silver Light by Brad McDermott
Tribes and Trance by Jessica Devnani
Consolation by Jason J Thomas
My Brother’s Rifle by Adam King

Feature Film:
Working Man (82)
Sept 14 at 4pm
Directed by Hans Kaufmann
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DRAMA
https://www.milieupictures.ch/trailer
After the death of his parents, the young workman Sigi has lost track of his life. With the money he makes he barely makes ends meet and women ignore him. Also he doesn’t have any real friends, apart from work. Things start rolling after he decides to conduct some work on the side. Money starts flowing in and Hannah, the beautiful college student, enters the scene. But when the young love falls apart, his life rapidly spirals downward.

Sept 14 at 6pm
Feature Film:
The Quick and the Dirty (45) [Buy here]
Directed by Jordan Krug & Nicholas Shields
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ACTION
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10721420/
A simple caper spirals into a tale of revenge and murder in the Deep South.

Sept 14 at 7:15pm
Feature Film:
That Is All (107)   SOLD OUT
Directed by Mark Weeden
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DRAMA
http://coyoteandclay.com/thatisall
While trying to navigate life as he enters his 30s, Ryan slips further into loneliness.  A chance meeting with a friend’s boyfriend, Sam, changes that trajectory, and as they grow closer Ryan must come to terms with who he is and what that means for him and the life he’s been living.

Sept 14 at 9:30pm
Feature Film:
Speak Your Mind (104) [Buy here]
Directed by Cyrus Baetz
speakyourmind
DARK COMEDY
fb.com/SpeakYourMindMovie
An actor tries to find his personal truth in the midst of a politically volatile culture. To reach the next level in his career, Jacob starts speaking his mind in all situations, regardless of the consequences.