It’s been a long time coming, but the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival is finally on the horizon, filling a hole in Canada’s moto-culture.
Motorcycle film festivals have been popping up around the US in the past couple of years, with a couple notable events in New York City and Portland. However, there was no Canadian equivalent—until now.
The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival will run September 29-30 at the Revue Cinema. It will screen motorcycle films from around the world, showing movies with fictional plots as well as as factual documentaries. Judges will choose Best Short Film and the Best Feature Film, and there’s also a People’s Choice Award.
The Festival is open for submissions; take a peek at its website here for more details. The final lineup will be announced on the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival website on August 4. Along with the films themselves, the Festival will also give viewers the chance to meet some of the filmmakers, participating in question-and-answer sessions after screenings when possible.
See the Festival’s official press release below.
ANNOUNCING THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
TORONTO – The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival today announces the dates and venue information for it’s inaugural year. The Festival will take place September 29-30, 2017 at the Revue Cinema. The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival combines a passion for motorcycles and storytelling and screens current films curated from around the world, both narrative and documentary, that feature motorcycles and motorcycle culture, giving the local audience a chance to see these movies on the big screen. The Festival is the only motorcycle themed film festival in all of Canada.
The event brings festivalgoers together in a casual setting and promotes independent filmmakers by generating publicity for their films, with the aim to increase interest and distribution of their films. A panel of judges will select winners for Best Short Film and Best Feature Film Awards. In addition, the Festival audience will vote for their favourite film which will receive the People’s Choice Award.
The film submission window is open until June 30, 2017. Submission information can be found at torontomotofilmfest.com/
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