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Here’s Where You’ll Discover Wonderful Creators and Films About Art.

Here’s Where You’ll Discover Wonderful Creators and Films About Art. 1280 720 Forest City Film Festival

The Forest City Film Festival (FCFF) returns to downtown London on Saturday, Oct. 14, and we’ve never been more poised to celebrate the creative process.

Our region is an incredible incubator for both filmmaking and artists alike. Our 2023 program reflects this, and includes films that will leave an indelible mark on the local art community. From thought-provoking documentaries that shed light on the talent among us today, to stunning experimental films that push the boundaries of visual storytelling, these films are a testament to the power of our region’s artists. 

Explore the rich tapestry of films on offer at this year’s Forest City Film Festival with this selection of arts-related programs at the festival:



This short film covers the current life and works of London artist Andres Garzon.

Fleeing violence in Colombia as a child, Garzon and his family found refuge in Canada, where he developed a passion for art. Struggling through the challenges of growing up as a new Canadian, developing a full-time art practice in London, Ontario, and coming out as a gay man to an ultra-religious family, Andres’ story and artwork challenge and inspire us to experience our dreams in waking life.

Screening at: Shorts Bundle – For the Love of it
October 22, 10:30 AM, The Wolf Performance Hall
Link to Film Synopsis and Tickets

One Love

Experimental Program

To see the best in visual storytelling from Southwestern Ontario, join us at this year’s Experimental Program. This screening, in partnership with Museum London, showcases films of exceptional artistic merit at the festival.

This year’s program blends experimental filmmaking with music, as these mediums have a long history of being the breeding ground for new forms and ideas in mainstream filmmaking.


Zoon – Manitou – Trevor Blumas

One Love – Nahlia Loren Couto

Symapthy for Lillith – Nameless Friends – Kathleen Watkins and Lydia Wilton

Southeastern Home – Danny Dunlop

The Beasts – Marina Issayeva

The Fall – Xavier Wehrli and Caleb Rogers

White – Kevin Andrew Heslop

Surface – Sean Meldrum and Gabe Meacher

Experimental Program
October 20, 7:00 PM Museum London
Link to Film Synopses and Tickets


Frida in the Sky

Fans of the art of animation can see our exceptional animated shorts scattered throughout the week.

See them all here

There’s more to see


There are more films to stimulate your artistic side! Amazing experimental filmmaking is scattered throughout the festival.

See the full list of experimental films here