#FIRSTLOOK: 2016 CANADIAN FILM DAY TAKES PLACE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment and CBC, NCFD, NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY takes place across Canada Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in 182 communities.
The Festival brings togethers cinema lovers, with a patriotic twist with access to over 350 public events/screenings including new releases like Borealis, Sleeping Giant, Across the Line and The Saver, to recent favourites and classics from the likes of eOne Films and Elevation Pictures.
Offerings also will be available through Bell Media, Shaw Media, Hollywood Suite, Sundance Channel, Corus, shomi and APTN. You also can access offerings online via websites like CBC.CA, NFB.CA, CFCCREATES.COM, CFMDC.ORG and MUBI.COM.
Highlights include the following:
TORONTO: 40-plus events big and small across the city, including a special screening of THE GRAND SEDUCTION at the CBC Atrium (presented by filmmaker Don McKellar); a 35th anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS at the Royal Cinema with the film’s star, Stephen Lack, in attendance; screenings of STRANGE BREW and IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG at TIFF Bell Lightbox; and a screening of MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA presented by Samara Canada and Regent Park Film Festival, followed by a panel discussion featuring Buzzfeed Canada’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud, MPP Michael Mantha and emerging filmmaker Amita Zamaan.
MONTREAL: 50 high schools connected to a LIVE nationwide Q&A with stars Colm Feore and Patrick Huard from Heritage Regional High School in Chambly after watching the hit comedy classic BON COP BAD COP. Five screening events are happening throughout the city, including a screening of LÉOLO at NOMADlive headquarters, with actor Maxime Collin set to attend.
VANCOUVER: 12 events across Vancouver, including screenings at UBC and Broadway Youth Resource Centre; a screening of SABAH at the CBC presented by the Vancouver Asian Film Festival and explorASIAN; and an entire day of great Canadian films will be presented at the VanCity Theatre by The Vancouver International Film Festival, including a red carpet screening of Nadia Litz’s THE PEOPLE GARDEN with filmmakers in attendance
CALGARY: A screening of GINGER SNAPS, with director John Fawcett and actors Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins set to attend, presented by Calgary Underground Film Festival. The SCENE Program is also presenting a special screening exclusively for SCENE members, who will vote for the Canadian movie of their choice.
HALIFAX: A screening of LOVE THAT BOY with director Andrea Dorfman set to attend, presented by the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival and Out East Festival.
Full list of events here.
(Photo credit: D Films)