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Icon of the event Innovator in Residence Kick-Off: A Celebration of Canadian Documentaries
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sarah Goodman, Hot Docs Senior Programming Lynne Fernie, and other filmmakers, discuss the evolution of the Canadian documentary scene, the creative trends taking shape today, and the challenges of the current industry. Panel...

Icon of the event The Built Universe of Islam with Dr. Golombek
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The great architectural monuments of the Islamic world, the Alhambra, the Dome of the Rock, Shalimar Gardens, and the Taj Mahal, served different purposes in Muslim society: civil, royal, religious, and monumental. Our presen...

Icon of the event  Jennifer Robson / Somewhere in France
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jennifer Robson studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at Kings College at the University of Western Ontario, then attended Saint Antonys College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her d...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event Rienzi Crusz -
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rienzi Crusz was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada in 1965; he is now a Canadian citizen. He has a B.A. from the University of Ceylon, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from the University of Wate...

Icon of the event  5th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day
Sun Oct 19, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small Print Toronto and Toronto Public Library invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's beloved novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. With a live indie-rock band and local literary luminaries reading stor...

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Production & Funding Models
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Sarah Goodman provides an overview and insider tips about the steps of film production, including prep, equipment, and the different funding models available for filmmakers.

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Distribution & Trends
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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What do filmmakers do when their project is ready for viewing? Sarah Goodman provides an overview and tips on film distribution, including entering the festival circuit and regaining investment. Plus: Get the inside scoop on ...