Regent Park Film Festival
At Regent Park Film Festival we understand the important role stories play in a persons’ life, and how they shape who we become.
We honour independent voices, uphold those speaking from the margins of our mainstream, and project new representations to start new conversations.
Home Made Visible
Home Made Visible is a project of the Regent Park Film Festival that aims to fill a critical gap in the Canadian archives that are lacking in home movie footage of Indigenous and Visible Minority Canadians. It is a three phase project that will take place from 2017-2019.
The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto’s only free-of-charge multi-cultural community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to inner-city communities across Toronto. We host an annual festival and also hold year-round school and community screenings, workshops and discussions at no cost.
The Festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond, providing a forum for people from all walks of life to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.
- Making participation in the media arts inclusive for a wider audience
- Providing community members with tools, knowledge and skills to tell stories through the media arts
- Generate critical dialog on issues facing our city
- Fostering a greater diversity both in front of and behind the camera in the Canadian media industry
What People Are Saying
"The young women had an absolutely amazing experience. It was very positive, enormously creative, and there was wonderful personal AND sisterhood growth going on. Thank you for the awesome workshop!!"
— Maryolga Gonzalez, Faciliator at Girls Circle, Elizabeth Fry, 2016
"I’ve witnessed first hand the magic this place holds for many people in the community. I’ve seen youth coming to the workshops with a spark and ambition waiting to grow and expand. Regent Park Film Festival has helped all of these individual flames become one single energy."
— Itzel Valsquez Martinez, RPFF participant & Award Winner 2015
"My students greatly enjoyed the film festival which lead to wonderful discussions about narratives, and a rich media studies opportunity."
— Grade 6 Teacher, 2015
"My brightest students said it was her best day ever! The most popular film was the YoYo Kid. The children enjoyed watching the kid achieve his goal. We loved being a part of this. What made it really cool was having a Q & A with the director. It was just like being at the Toronto Film Festival!!! "
— Grade 7 Teacher, 2015