Ten Great Canadian Films of the Decade

Ten Great Canadian Films of the Decade 1080 1920 Forest City Film Festival

In the past decade, Canada has become a major hub for film production. You might remind the “Made in Canada” ad from this past year’s film festival. I’m proud to…

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It’s Festival Week!

It’s Festival Week! 326 326 Forest City Film Festival
It’s the week of the festival; all hands are on deck and ready to make this the best one yet. But how… read more

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk 326 326 Forest City Film Festival
On the expansive, gleaming tundra, Noah Piugattuk makes his way to a hunting camp that… read more

LGBTQ+ Teens Share Struggles and Triumphs in “Room to Grow”

LGBTQ+ Teens Share Struggles and Triumphs in “Room to Grow” 2500 1667 Forest City Film Festival
Seven kids. Eight unique stories. Room to Grow is an intimate and hopeful documentary that zooms in on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth in the 21st century read more

Jason RIP: A Tombstone Epitaph

Jason RIP: A Tombstone Epitaph 1327 748 Forest City Film Festival
Jason Rip, a giant—literally and figuratively—of London’s local theatre scene, sits down with filmmaker Matthew Downs to talk about storytelling, theatre, staying local, and sharing a name with a tombstone epitaph. read more

Forest City’s French Connection: The Fireflies are Gone and Une Colonie

Forest City’s French Connection: The Fireflies are Gone and Une Colonie 2560 1707 Forest City Film Festival
If there’s one thing this year’s French-language films have taught me, it’s that there’s a certain austerity to the cold beauty of Quebec’s rural landscape. read more

Take Me To Prom: Prom Memories from LGBTQ+ Canadians

Take Me To Prom: Prom Memories from LGBTQ+ Canadians 1707 2560 Forest City Film Festival
Every year in June, graduating high school students are plunged into the world of dress sales and suit rentals, promposals and awkward texts, school regulations and after-parties. read more

Who’s the World’s Best Boss? — Open for Submissions

Who’s the World’s Best Boss? — Open for Submissions 905 1280 Forest City Film Festival
Set in the office of a fictional film festival in Victoria, B.C, director-writer Bryan Skinner, brings a comical “The Office”-esque mockumentary showcasing the turbulent professional and personal lives of the executive film festival members in the months before its opening. read more

I’ll Tell You a Secret: Official Secrets is at FCFF 2019

I’ll Tell You a Secret: Official Secrets is at FCFF 2019 1635 2415 Forest City Film Festival
As the British government seemingly preps to tear itself asunder, there’s something satisfying about the timing of Official Secrets, the story of conscientious whistleblower Katharine Gun. read more

A Nightmare on Dundas Street: FCFF 2019’s Horror Collection

A Nightmare on Dundas Street: FCFF 2019’s Horror Collection 150 150 Forest City Film Festival
In the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve, we at the FCFF have complied our spookiest films and wrapped them up in this nice little blog. read more