ReelWorld Film Festival Toronto 2014

ReelWorld Film Festival Toronto 2014

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Toronto, Ontario (March 6, 2014) – ReelWorld Film Festival announced today that it is presenting 79 films and videos during its eight-day festival, being held from April 2 to 6, 2014 in Toronto and from April 11 to 13, 2014 in Markham.

In her opening remarks, Founder and Executive Director Actress Tonya Williams said: “We’re bringing 25 features to screens in Toronto and Markham this year, along with 37 shorts, eight webisodes and nine music videos. Once again we’re introducing audiences to new Canadian talent from the Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern and South Asian communities.”

The 2014 ReelWorld Film Festival is showcasing 70% Canadian content, and presenting films from Australia, China, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Grenada, Guadeloupe, India, Iraq, Jamaica, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, The United Kingdom, and the USA.

Special film highlights include:

Opening night film in Toronto is the world premiere of Jeremy Whittaker’s Destiny. A co-production between Canada and Jamaica, this drama features singers Karian Sang and Christopher Martin. It is a story of love, the pursuit of a music career and a return visit to the beautiful island of Jamaica. Presented by TD Bank Group.

Closing night in Toronto features Horizon Beautiful, by Stefan Jäger. It features a soccer magnate who becomes entangled in a fake kidnapping in Addis Ababa and is liberated by a 12-year-old street kid who is desperate to play the game. The film is a Switzerland and Ethiopian co-production created with the Blue Nile Film and Television Academy, the only film school in Ethiopia.

ReelSpeak spotlights Actor Oscar Torre for a one-hour candid conversation where our special host asks the questions that aspiring and established artists want to know.  Torre is a multiple award winner, has guest starred on Dollhouse, NCIS, Cold Case, The Mentalist, and he was in HBO`s Larceny, Counterpunch, and Hunting of Man. He also played a supporting role in the 2013 blockbuster film The Hangover Part III. Immediately following ReelSpeak, Torre’s award-winning feature film Pretty Rosebudis screens. NBCUniversal presents ReelSpeak.

 

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