This year, Scarborough is going worldwide, 3rd Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival kicks of June 2nd, runs until June 7th, 2015. During the 6 days off, the festival will celebrate Scarborough by screening films in unique settings across Scarborough, while embracing our diversity by welcoming films from 5 continents.
Festival will step away from the usual festival gala on a first day, and will open with a free day of screenings at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Screenings will be open to all, and include films both short and features. Documentary “Searching For Nepal” will screen that day too, a film about ones quest to find family that adopted him. “We hope a lot of people take advantage to come and see films that day, as they cover relevant world subjects through great cinematic work, and as we make it as accessible as possible both where it screens and with no cost” – said Sergei Petrov, Executive Director and Lead Programmer.
The Festival will be kicking into high gear with the Opening Gala Event in the heart of Scarborough, Cineplex Coliseum, to present a Canadian Premiere of “Brides” by Tinatin Kajrishvili. During the festival audience will also be able to experience “Five Star” by Keith Miller, a somewhat reflection on that Scarborough dilemma of crime, youth engagement and the choice for the right path. Closing the festival “Jacky in the Kingdom of Women” Directed by a Riad Sattouf, a well known comics artists.
We are adding another level of excitement at this year’s festival, with two surprise outdoor screenings in some locations in Scarborough, with some amazing films that everyone come to love and would want to rediscover, which will be announced few days before they take place on June 5th and 6th.
The festival will also present awards, as decided by the festival audience, and the official Jury committee.
“We invite everyone in Scarborough, and those far beyond our borderless borough, to come and enjoy the films, discussions and surprises we have in store this year. Discover Scarborough through a cinematic lens by seeing some extraordinary cinematic works that will make you think, debate, relax, laugh, cry, learn, observe, reflect, step outside the world that you know and discover something very special this June” – said Petrov.
Scarborough Film Festival will run June 2nd to 7th at the Cineplex Coliseum , University of Toronto Scarborough, The Fox Theatre,, and few surprise locations too! Tickets can be purchased in advance online beginning Tuesday, May 19th, or onsite at the venues on the day of the screening, throughout the Festival.