Submissions are open for FCFF 2022!

Submissions are open for FCFF 2022! 496 292 Forest City Film Festival
We are excited to accept submissions to the Forest City Film Festival, the Forest City Youth Film Festival, and the brand new Ontario Youth Film Festival! read more

Supporter Spotlight: Maia Bent, senior partner at Lerners Lawyers

Supporter Spotlight: Maia Bent, senior partner at Lerners Lawyers 1426 621 Forest City Film Festival
Maia Bent has been the master of ceremonies at every Lerners Opening Night in FCFF history. How did this senior partner get involved? Read more to find out! read more

Meet Imogen Clendinning, A Found Footage Artist

Meet Imogen Clendinning, A Found Footage Artist 3982 2190 Forest City Film Festival

by Asleysha Ramasamy  “I think as an Experimental Filmmaker I am a found footage artist, not a Director.” – Imogen Clendinning  Imogen Clendinning, found footage artist, has a unique take…

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Go behind the scenes with Colm Feore

Go behind the scenes with Colm Feore 2048 1365 Forest City Film Festival
This Sunday October 17th, coming to the Ontario Screen Creators Conference to kick start its first ever year, is Colm Feore. The OSSC is offering a Behind the Scenes chat with internationally recognized Canadian actor Colm Feore, where attendees will get a sneak peak into the film and theatre industry through the eyes of a seasoned professional. read more

The Art of Filming in Black and White

The Art of Filming in Black and White 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival
hen photography and cinematography first started out everything was monochrome. The reason why we started out with monochromatic pictures and films was because cameras and development technology could not take in hue but could only pick up the different light levels, or luminance, of a scene. Now, monochromatic film is used as part of an aesthetic and style; It adds to the story and scenery of the film making them feel serious or nostalgic and even scary read more

Go behind the scenes with Emma Donoghue at OSCC 2021

Go behind the scenes with Emma Donoghue at OSCC 2021 1125 741 Forest City Film Festival
One of the first events to kick off the OSCC weekend is a Behind the Scenes seminar: An intimate chat with the award winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Emma Donoghue. read more

How Did You Film That? The most surprising experimental filmmaking techniques at FCFF 2021

How Did You Film That? The most surprising experimental filmmaking techniques at FCFF 2021 2560 1280 Forest City Film Festival
With the introduction of the Experimental Film category this year, there were some unique processes highlighted that were used to develop the films that we get to see on the big screen later this October. Here are FCFF’s 3 most surprising filming techniques in this category. read more

How to Attend the Ontario Screen Creators Conference

How to Attend the Ontario Screen Creators Conference 1600 900 Forest City Film Festival
The Forest City Film Festival welcomes you to the first ever Ontario Screen Creators Conference from October 22nd to 24th! With new COVID-19 cases still present, we understand that not everyone will be able or comfortable to attend the conference in-person this year. With this in mind, we will be offering hybrid seminars and select seminars online and in person! read more

Happy Accidents in Film

Happy Accidents in Film 2048 861 Forest City Film Festival

by Seoyeon Bae Mistakes and unexpected events happen all the time. When you are filming outside there are a lot of things that can go wrong but that doesn’t have…

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The “Bright Green Lies” of Eco-Friendly Tech

The “Bright Green Lies” of Eco-Friendly Tech 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival
Fossil fuels are bad and green energy is good. Right? This is something that has been taken for granted since the start of the green energy movement, but is it actually true? read more