Two Weekend Fests

Sorry for the short notice, but there are two fine film festivals running this weekend, each featuring the cinema of one country.

The 2nd annual Toronto Romanian Film Festival (romaniancinemaNOW) is taking place from tonight through Sunday with screenings at the Bloor Cinema and Innis Town Hall. The programme includes a day of documentary shorts and features co-sponsored by Hot Docs. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

And if Australia is more your thing, OzFlix features a full programme of shorts and feature films and runs through Monday, with screenings at the Royal Cinema and the Royal Ontario Museum. Tickets are $10 except the opening night screening (The Black Balloon) at the Royal, which is $20, but includes admission to the opening reception at Bar Italia.

Unfortunately, I’m working on something film-related this weekend which I can’t talk about, so I won’t be able to enjoy any of these, but TSS correspondent Jay Kerr will be attending OzFlix and promises some reviews, so check back early next week.

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2 Responses to Two Weekend Fests

  1. “I’m working on something film-related this weekend which I can’t talk about” ohhhh how secretive!

    OzFlix looks awesome, I keep meaning to go every year but Feb is a little chilly for festivalling. Their line up this year is fantastic. I look forward to the reviews from Jay!

  2. Bob Turnbull says:

    Heh, I came here to comment almost exactly what Shannon just did…Ya better let us know once the veil of secrecy has been lifted (or do I need to get clearance first?) B-)

    Oh, and early birthday wishes there young man…

    By the way, both fests look interesting, but my cold has now settled in for the duration, so I’m down for the count this weekend I think.

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