Schedule 2018

Here are the Winners of the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2018

No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k): How To Get Away With It by Andrew Dunlop
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k): Sideboob by Richard Rotter
Sci-Fi Feature: Belushi’s Toilet by Andrew Wright
Documentary Feature: Another Decaying Crown by Alex Huard & SepTo
Festival Director’s Award Best Feature: The Ex by Elvis Deane
LGBT Film: Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls by Julianna Notten
Music Video: Foolish by Kevin Lien
Short Film (Jury Award): Behind Bars by Jeff Wincott
Short Film (Audience Award): Lustig by John Black
Short Film (Festival Director Award): Reel Women Seen by Amanda Tapping
Documentary Short: Improvisation by Steve Koven
Thriller/Horror Short: Ride Share by Justin Darmanin
Sci-Fi/Horror Short: Unearthed by Caitee McIntyre
Animated Short: Hi-Five the Cactus by Christopher Allan Thomas
Short Short: Being Andy Serkis by Dan Tahmizian
Experimental Short: Crossing the Andes by Jose Sanchez-H.

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay: Song of Lost Souls by Becky Moser
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay: The Wall by Ricardo Cortez

Congratulations to all our 2018 Winners

Here’s the schedule for the 2018 Toronto Independent Film Festival.

All films are screened at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto

Tickets are on sale now at the Carlton Cinema website

Feature film tickets cost $10 per feature film, shorts blocks cost $10 per 70 minute block.

Sept 6 at 6pm
Shorts Block 1 (Sept 6 at 6pm) buy here
Marked Episode 1: Scars Re-opened by John Krissilas & Lena Burmenko
Foolish by Kevin Lien
On The Line by Sonny Atkins
Fantome d’Argonne by Jared Valkki
The Lake by Gordon / Spencer Hecht / Robson

Sept 6 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 2 (Sept 6 at 7:30pm)  buy here
If I Go Missing by Byron Hamel
Substratae by Margie Kelk
Life in Miniature by Ellen Evans
Pippa Eats by Emma Malm
Sliding Away by Bob Findlay
Alzhaïmour by Pierre Van de Kerckhove

Sept 6 at 9pm
Feature Film:

The Ex (70 min)  buy here
Directed by Elvis Deane
Can the last year be washed away or are we doomed to regret our “so called” mistakes? Shining in the light of the spectacle which is Toronto’s Exhibition we meet two people, Emma and Joe, at the end (or is it the beginning) of their lives together. There are two truths to every relationship. Which will Emma and Joe remember?

Sept 7 at 6pm
Shorts Block 3 (Sept 7 at 6pm) buy here
Time Child by Jordan Davies
Grandpa’s Ride by Justin Mader
FEAW by Robin Tremblay
Addiction by Francesco Antonio

Sept 7 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 4 (Sept 7 at 7:30pm) buy here
Mommy May by Drew Pollins
Letters from the Dead by Arianna Martinez
By Blood by Guillaume Enard & Jonathan Delerue
The Peacock by Darcie Irwin-Simpson
Hot Cup of Garbage by Mark D. Harris
French off the boat by Stefan Kuchar

Sept 7 at 9pm
Feature Film:

How To Get Away With It (101 min) buy here
Directed byAndrew Dunlop
A psychologist and his patient argue about the plausibility of getting away with murder. Then they come up with a plan.

Sept 8 at 6pm
Shorts Block 5 (Sept 8 at 6pm) buy here
My Husband’s Jump by R. W. Gray
The Blind Date by Adam Booth
The Shepherd by Natalie Vinciguerra
Attention of Men by Francis Luta
Dust by J. Adam Brown

Sept 8 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 6 (Sept 8 at 7:30pm)  buy here
Lustig by John Black
Behind Bars by Jeff Wincott
Being Andy Serkis by Dan Tahmizian
Goodbye Greta by Steven Griffin

Sept 8 at 9pm
Feature Film:

Belushi’s Toilet (122 min) SOLD OUT
Directed by Andrew Wright
In the not so distant future, the war on drugs is considered a failure. Prohibition has ended. A group of friends risk their relationships and sanity to create the perfect new drug.

Sept 12 at 6pm
Shorts Block 7 (Sept 12 at 6pm) buy here
Chesterfield by Taylor Heres
When I See You by Claudia Carino
Da Capo by Domenique Arnold
Pass The Salt by Hayley Gray & Panta Mosleh

Sept 12 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 8 (Sept 12 at 7:30pm) buy here
The Fields of Dying Rabbits by Connor Bryan
Ride Share by Justin Darmanin
Projection by Alexis Makepeace
Sarah’s Dream by Wendy Keeling
The Shepherd by Natalie Vinciguerra
Quiver by Shayna Connelly

Sept 12 at 9pm
Feature Film:

The Control (94 min)  buy here
Directed by Mike Stasko & Eric Schiller
To send humanity to a distant galaxy, the mysterious CEO of The Fuller
Corporation must develop a cutting-edge computer-brain interface to keep his
hibernating colonizers safe and sane for a journey of unknown length.

Sept 13 at 6pm
Shorts Block 9 (Sept 13 at 6pm) SOLD OUT
Kavod by Tamara Moos
The Sisters Tolchinski by Anna Maguire
Pictura by George Marei
Erin’s Guide To Kissing Girls by Julianna Notten

Sept 13 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 10 (Sept 13 at 7:30pm) buy here
Whistleblower by Steven Song
Reel Women Seen by Amanda Tapping
The Craftsman by Cody Wareham
The Death of Ian Hall by Rick Bartram
Crossing the Andes by Jose Sanchez-H.

Sept 13 at 9pm
Feature Film:

Sideboob (86)  buy here
Directed by Richard Rotter
On the eve of the closing of his favourite night club, a dance-floor king must choose what type of man he wants to become after the final song drops.

Sept 14 at 6pm
Shorts Block 11 (Sept 14 at 6pm) buy here
Short Burst by Adrian Ross Munro
Happy First Birthday Lucretia by Natalie Novak Remplakowski
Hi-Five the Cactus by Christopher Allan Thomas
Off By Heart by Nabil Badine
Silverlake Afternoon by Michael Osborne
Jessica Jessica by Jasper Savage

Sept 14 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 12 (Sept 14 at 7:30pm) buy here
Unearthed by Caitee McIntyre
Green River by Nicolas Di Stefano & Ryan Rodrigues
Marmo (marble) by Nancy Allison & Laura Boato

Sept 14 at 9pm
Feature Film:

The Social Shift (75 min) buy here
Directed by Meaghan & Marie Wright
8500 kilometres, over 50 interviews, 14 cities, 9 provinces, 6 weeks. Travel with this millennial trio as they drive across Canada, floating on a geographic canvas of consumption and inequity, kindness and generosity but, most of all, a drive for change.

Sept 15 at 6pm
Shorts Block 13 (Sept 15 at 6pm) buy here
Body Catcher by Emily Pasternak
4th Wavers by Ruby Fay Wray
Elizabeth Sees by Val Magarian
Chief Doreen by Tony Wannamaker
Abnegation by Nicole Rosas
Thinking of You by Joshua Bendah
Improvisation by Steve Koven

Sept 15 at 7:30pm
Shorts Block 14 (Sept 15 at 7:30pm) buy here
Unconventional by Hannah Michielsen
Breathe by Zachary Hayden
Tiny House by Isaac Alfie
Crack’d by Sebastian Brown
Still Life by Charlie Lawton

Sept 15 at 9pm
Feature Film:

Another Decaying Crown (99 min) buy here
Directed by Alex Huard & SepTo
Following Toronto Artist SepTo from 2015, fresh off the completion of his latest and most acclaimed body of work, through his loss of inspiration to promote it. The film explores greater themes of artist struggle and internal conflict through the perspectives and opinions of many contributors to Toronto’s music community. It examines the decaying usefulness and impact of today’s “true artist” within a newly-evolved and over-saturated market.