What is “Experimental Film”

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by Asleysha Ramasamy If there was one word used to describe experimental films, it would be ‘unpredictable’. After conversations with the filmmakers selected for FCFF’s very first experimental film program,…

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The Art of Documentary Design

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Documentary Design is the combination of many artistic choices that determine the visual aspects of a documentary, like the cinematography and graphics of the film to aid the filmmaker’s storytelling. read more

How to Attend FCFF 2021

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By Gallus McIntyre Cinephiles from Southwestern Ontario and around the world, welcome once again to the Forest City Film Festival. Despite the challenges brought about by the ongoing pandemic, the…

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Oscars Roundup

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It’s Late-April 2021 and we’re just about done with 2020’s Oscars. Wait, that’s still going on? Isn’t that usually in February? There were movies released in 2020? I assure you,…

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Canada’s Top Industry Professionals Are Your Mentors!

Canada’s Top Industry Professionals Are Your Mentors! 1920 1080 Forest City Film Festival

Are you an aspiring filmmaker looking to get your foot in the door? Do you have an idea or script for your next film, but not sure who to pitch…

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The Amazingly Animated Career of Kris Pearn

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Meet Kris Pearn: animator, director, writer, comic artist, and a part of the Industry Sessions for the Forest City Film Festival. Born in London, Ontario, the dozens of films and…

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Auditioning for the Camera with Samora Smallwood

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Who’s ready for Forest City Film Festival 2020? To kick off the FCFF Industry Sessions this year, we’re hosting an acting workshop by award-winning actress, Co-Chair of ACTRA’s Diversity Committee,…

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A Young Creator’s Journey

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For this week’s Forest City Youth Film Festival Alumni Spotlight, we’re celebrating Vanessa Solivio who submitted a stop-motion animation called Caladenia Melanema. Her gorgeous film took home the second-place prize in the animation category at the 2019 Forest City Youth Film Festival. Please go check out her film here – you won’t be disappointed! read more

A Creative Arts Queen and Producer in the Making

A Creative Arts Queen and Producer in the Making 2050 780 Forest City Film Festival
For today’s spotlight, we’re introducing Queena Liu! With her fresh eye, camera skills, producing chops and original imagery, Queena is going to kill it out there. We cannot wait to see what she comes up with next. read more

Ten Great Documentaries of the Last Decade

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Over the 2010s, the popularity of documentary films has exploded, with easy access to all sorts of fascinating docs on platforms like Netflix. In the past decade, documentaries have helped…

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