Oct 24, 2022 - Last week, the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival was back for its 2022 edition consisting of 4 screening evenings. With an eclectic selection of 31 films by local and international talent, ranging from narrative films and documentaries to experimental gems and music videos, the festival proved to be a hit, welcoming many indie film enthusiasts.
Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis could not be more pleased: “The 2022 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival was a great success! We were back at the FOX Theater for the 7th year in a row and had the biggest turnout since the festival was founded. This year's official selection, 31 movies picked out of the 2,500 movies sent to us, were received very enthusiastically by our audience. The movies took the audience from a mountain village in Iran, all the way to the “American Idol” stage. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we were able to offer all events for free. In addition, we are so happy to announce that we will be back at the same location in 2023 and will be able to offer all events with free admission again. I am very excited for next year since I see TAFF growing and expect it to be an even bigger success. See you all in 2023!”
And now, TAFF is pleased to share with you the 2022 award winners as chosen by this year's jury panel:
Best Narrative Feature Film: Humanization (Sweden) by Giulio Musi
Best Documentary Feature Film: Nobody May Come (USA) by Ella Hatamian, Stiven Luka
Best Narrative Short Film: Idol (Australia) by Alex Wu
Best Documentary Short Film: The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki
Best Animated Film: Losing It (Austria) by Sascha Vernik
Best Experimental Film: This Desolate Shore (USA) by Chris Peters
Best Music Video: Vita Love (Canada) by Francis Luta
Best Dance Film: Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely
Best LGBTQ+ Film: I Love You Don't Leave Me (USA) by Alex Leombruno
Best Connecting Cultures Film: I Won’t Remain Alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi
Best Canadian Film: The Universe According To Dan Buckley (Canada) by Roberto Santaguida
Congratulations to all!
Today, a new Call for Entries has been launched on FilmFreeway for the next edition, which will take place October 17-20, 2023. Submit your film now: https://filmfreeway.com/TorontoArthouseFilmFestival
Do you have a personal vision? Are you a true independent filmmaker? Do you hate making compromises? The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival welcomes filmmakers who explore and develop new filmmaking conventions in their quest to realize their visions effectively on a limited budget. The Toronto Arthouse Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing innovative and exciting work by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world. Aesthetically and thematically varied, these films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents.