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Regent Park Film Festival (Dec 7-10)

“Our 20th Anniversary Film Festival has officially launched!!! We can’t wait to see you all in person and celebrate our milestone anniversary together! We’ve got an exciting lineup of screenings, panels, workshops and special events in store for you, plus a brand new Industry Lounge! As always, it’s all FREE and Accessible! Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Head over to rpff.ca/2022 to see our full festival lineup and find more details on how to register.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Festival of Human Rights x Arts 2022 (Dec 7-11, JAYU)

Join us for 5-days of Human Rights x Arts
Dec 7th – 11th

JAYU’s annual film festival is BACK with a brand new vibe! Our Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF+) is now the Festival of Human Rights x Arts, to better reflect our diverse events and programming. You’ll get to enjoy our annual poetry slam, cabaret, film screenings and more!

Festival of Human Rights x Arts 2022

#DREAMINGINTOBEING

We believe that our capacity to dream big is what unites the arts and human rights so seamlessly. Artists envision a world that is more engaged, empathetic and equitable. Sharing that truth and vision with your community means evolving from #DreamingIntoBeing.

This year’s curatorial theme is #DreamingIntoBeing. An invitation to see our world through a new lens and to create a reality where human rights are championed through the arts.

We share this vision for a brave new world, which is why we hope you can join us from December 7th-11th for JAYU’s Festival of Human Rights x Arts. This five-day long festival of human rights arts and events that celebrate the resiliency and dreams of artists and activists around the world.”

For more information and festival programming, please visit: https://www.jayu.ca/human-rights-x-arts-festival

-from JAYU

Anti-Oppression Book Club (East End Arts, online)

EEA’s Anti-Oppression Book Club, Season Two!
Led by Lalaa Comrie of This Black Girl Reads
September 2022 – May 2023

Online using Zoom, max 40 ppl/session
Free | Register below
Accessibility: Please Contact Us If You Have Any Needs or Concerns Regarding Access!

About the Anti-Oppression Book Club

The Anti-O Book Club endeavours to be a space where people can share ideas, ask important questions, and share their love of literature and social justice in an inclusive and respectful environment. Led by the talented Lalaa Comrie of This Black Girl Reads, we are ecstatic to bring back our bi-monthly Book Club for a second season to help us expand our practice and understanding of anti-oppression. We hope you’ll join us! Scroll down to learn about the 2022-2023 lineup of books and how to register as a participant.”

For more information, please visit: https://eastendarts.ca/anti-oppression-bookclub-season-2

-from East End Arts

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Nov 9-20)

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian® provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Both in-person and online, experience a multitude of different features, shorts programmes and industry events including Reel Ideas, So You Think You Can Pitch, RA:X and more at the 26th edition Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Don’t miss out! Grab your ReelAsian26 tickets or passes now and join us Nov 9 – 20.
For more information, please visit: https://www.reelasian.com/festival/

-from Reel Asian

Spectrum Productions’ 13th Annual Gala and Screening / Productions Spectrum 13e Gala Annuel

“Spectrum Productions cordially invites you to our 13th Annual Gala and Screening featuring 8 films and other creative content from 50 autistic creators who attended our 2022 summer camps.

This year’s hybrid event will be held at a NEW VENUE – IN PERSON at the Monument National’s Ludger-Duvernay Theatre – and live streamed via AIRMEET.

Join us in celebrating the talent of our young artists, the dedication of the staff and volunteers who supported them, and the community that continued to work together in exceptional circumstances to make 2022 a year to remember!”

For more information: https://www.productionsspectrum.com/blog/13-annual-gala-2022


“Productions Spectrum vous invite cordialement Ă  son 13e gala annuel et Ă  la projection de huit films et d’autres contenus crĂ©atifs rĂ©alisĂ©s par 50 crĂ©ateurs autistes ayant participĂ© Ă  nos 2022 camps d’Ă©tĂ©.

L’Ă©vĂ©nement hybride de cette annĂ©e se tiendra dans un dans un NOUVEAU LIEU – EN PERSONNE au théâtre Ludger-Duvernay du Monument National – et sera diffusĂ© en direct via AIRMEET.

Joignez-nous pour cĂ©lĂ©brer le talent de nos jeunes artistes, le dĂ©vouement du personnel et des bĂ©nĂ©voles qui les ont soutenus. On tient Ă©galement Ă  remercier la communautĂ© qui a continuĂ© Ă  travailler ensemble dans des circonstances exceptionnelles pour faire de 2022 une annĂ©e mĂ©morable !”

Pour en savoir plus : https://www.productionsspectrum.com/blog/13-annual-gala-2022

-source : Productions Spectrum

Mixed Company presents: ‘Two-Sided Mirror’ Forum Theatre Play (Nov. 1-13, GTA)

Two-Sided Mirror is an interactive Forum Theatre play written by Catherine Frid. It tells the story of Jim, a father and grandfather, coping with his daughter’s recent cancer diagnosis. As the play progresses, we see Jim trying to navigate his own feelings of depression and suicidality while supporting Marissa and her daughter, Corrine. As it becomes apparent that Marissa’s illness may be terminal, she begins to consider whether a Medically-Assisted Death (MAiD) is right for her. Through the eyes of Marissa, Corrine, and Jim we see a family contending with the realities of MAiD and its implications, through three different viewpoints.  

Jim, like many seniors and their families, has complicated feelings surrounding the separate but intertwined issues of depression, suicide, and MAiD in aging communities. Due to issues such as stigma, ageism, and ableism, there are few places where Elders and their loved ones are able to speak about these challenges honestly and candidly.  

Two-Sided Mirror is our offer to these communities. We would like to provide folks with an opportunity to have open and frank conversations around these topics. Through these dialogues, our hope is that elders and their families will be able to better support one another if and when these circumstances arise.”

For more information, please visit: https://mixedcompanytheatre.com/hope-and-resilience-in-action/

-from Mixed Company Theatre

Rendezvous With Madness Festival (Oct 27 – Nov 6)

“This year’s Rendezvous With Madness theme  â€ś#MoreThanRebellion”, embodies the festival’s efforts to normalize informed public discourse around mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. More Than Rebellion means tearing down a broken system in favour of a generational change. The art showcased at the festival will mend broken hearts and soothe weary minds. This art will challenge, inspire, and enlighten. This art will fuel a rebellion, and so much more.

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, Rendezvous With Madness spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges. As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.”

For more information and the festival schedule, please visit: https://workmanarts.com/rendezvous-with-madness/

-from Workman Arts

Re-Imagining Autistic Futures (Oct 13, online)

“Members of the Re•Storying Autism Collective visit the Tangled Art virtual library to share their artwork and zines.

Re-Imagining Autistic Futures: An Evening with Zine Makers from the Re•Storying Autism Collective

Join us October 13th from 6-7 pm EST online in the Tangled Art virtual library for an evening with zine makers from the Re•Storying Autism Collective. The evening will feature conversation with curator Kat Singer and Autistic zine makers Em Farquhar-Berrie, Venus Underhill, Emily Gillespie and Mandy Klein. Makers will share artwork from their zines and talk about their experiences making them under COVID-19 when we dreamed that the world could change. Attendees of the event will also experience a live tour of the zine exhibit and will be invited to take part in a collective online zine-making activity re-imagining Autistic futures.

Accessibility: ASL and CART will be provided. If we can support you with any other access needs, please email info[at]tangledarts.org.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/re-imagining-autistic-futures-tickets-431860385037

-from Tangled Art + Disability

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (Oct 14-16)

“The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival is an annual festival offering opportunities for exhibition, performance, connection, and learning to visual and performing artists in Vancouver who might be facing social exclusion among other barriers.

We look forward to celebrating our artists and performers this October on the unceded territories of xĘ·məθkĘ·É™yĚ“É™m (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wĂş7mesh (Squamish), and SelĚ“Ă­lĚ“witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Festival Dates: October 14 – 16, 2022

Hours: Fri: 12 – 9, Sat: 12 – 5:30, Sun: 12 – 3

Festival Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)

Please note that we will be hosting a free public event on Friday evening from 6-9PM to celebrate our 75th Anniversary!

For more information, please visit: https://voaf.ca/

-from Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Culture Days Resources)

Untitled, 2ft X 2ft Acrylic on Canvas, Nakoda Artist Torrie Ironstar.

“The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit organizers.

Culture Days has set September 30, 2022 aside to create space exclusively for events organized to commemorate the NDTR, including those aimed at sharing First Nations, MĂ©tis, and/or Inuit experiences and perspectives and uplifting the creative and cultural expressions of Indigenous people and communities.”

For more information and Culture Days’ page of events, organizations, resources, and learning opportunities related to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/en/resources/truth-and-reconciliation

-from Culture Days