4th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival Announces Official Festival Lineup

Posted on May 18th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. No Comments

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce the official lineup of films for the 4th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival (SCARFF), taking place from June 2 to 11, 2016 in various Scarborough and East York locations. This year, SCARFF features a superb lineup of highly-acclaimed Canadian and international films, short films and documentaries created by youth, outdoor screenings, industry meetings, and an education summit.

The Bridging Festival, Scarborough Arts’ art and culture festival, also comes together with SCARFF and takes place on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at Albert Campbell Square. The Bridging Festival aims to bridge the different communities of Scarborough through a celebration of art and culture.

The full schedule of events is as follows:

Date: June 2 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive
Cost: $10 for Scarborough Arts members; $12 for non-members
Tickets: Available on the SCARFF website
SCARFF kicks off with the Ontario premiere of Dalibor Matanic’s critically acclaimed film, The High Sun, and a short film, Swimming in the Imaginary by Susan Wolf at the Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough. A reception follows at Moxie’s Grill & Bar at Scarborough Town Centre.

Date: June 3 (Friday) and June 4 (Saturday)
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough Drive
Cost: FREE
Scarborough Arts’ 6th annual Bridging Festival animates Albert Campbell Square with two packed days of music, spoken word, dance, and magic performances; family-friendly interactive activities; community booths; and more. Outdoor screenings include the films Inside Out (a documentary about the global participatory art project by French artist JR) and School of Babel (a film about a group of children trying to learn a new language in a new country). All activities and screenings are free and everyone is welcome. 

Date: June 5 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Woodside Square Mall, 1571 Sandhurst Circle
Cost: FREE
Bring the whole family and learn about film-making through interactive activities, plus face painting activities, free popcorn, and prizes! More information here.

Date: June 6 (Monday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Cost: FREE
Film industry insiders gather for an evening that puts a spotlight on the youth participants of Scarborough Arts’ EAST Animating Democracy program. Insiders get to see an exhibit at the Bluffs Gallery featuring photography and digital art, as well as get the first glimpse of the films and documentaries created by the EAST program participants. The event caters to film industry professionals and is an opportunity to meet Scarborough’s most promising youth filmmakers and photographers and network with fellow partners and sponsors of the EAST Animating Democracy program. More information here.

Date: June 7 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East
Cost: FREE
Everyone is invited at the Fox Theatre for the Scarborough Youth Film Showcase, featuring the world premiere of nine short films and documentaries created by the EAST Animating Democracy youth participants. The event is Pay-What-You-Can with proceeds going to next year’s iteration of the EAST program. More information here.

Date: June 8 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail
Cost: FREE
In partnership with University of Toronto Scarborough, SCARFF presents a screening of the documentary, The Youth Climate Reportproduced by Scarborough local Mark Terry and recently-screened at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21). A Q & A with Mark Terry plus other special guests follows the screening. Gus Van Sant’s 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck screens at 7:00 PM, followed by a discussion about the intersection of art, math, and sciences with special guests to be confirmed. More information here.

Dates: June 9 (Thursday) & June 10 (Friday)
Times: 7:00 PM
Location: Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East
Cost: $10 for Scarborough Arts members; $12 for non-members
Tickets: Available on the SCARFF website
On Thursday, June 9, SCARFF presents the Canadian premiere of Evgeny Ruman’s psychological drama, The Man in the Walland on June 10, the Ontario premiere of Celso Garcia’s The Thin Yellow Line at the Fox Theatre. Get tickets here.

June 11 (Saturday)
Times: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Scarborough Bluffs
Cost: FREE
SCARFF concludes with a spectacular outdoor screening of Ron Fricke’s visionary 1992 documentary, Baraka, at the majestic Scarborough Bluffs. Bring your own blankets and enjoy musical performances starting at 8:00 PM. This event is free and everyone is welcome. More information here.

Tickets are now on sale at the Scarborough Film Festival’s website. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Follow the conversations online using the hashtags #SCARFF16 or #BridgingFest.

For more information, contact festivals@scarborougharts.com or 416-698-7322.

Social Media:
Twitter: @scararts & @ScarboroughFF
Instagram: @scarborougharts
Facebook: facebook.com/ScarboroughArts & facebook.com/ScarboroughFF
Hashtag: #ScarFF16 & #BridgingFest



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