Films

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

Crazy Killer Cannibal Girls: London’s Last Horror on the Left

Crazy Killer Cannibal Girls: London’s Last Horror on the Left 150 150 Forest City Film Festival

Now here’s a sanguinary little film. Crazy Killer Cannibal Girls delivers almost exactly as the title promises — two crazy killer cannibal girls, a blood-soaked trip to downtown London, and…

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Life, Death, and Disaster: The Illusion of Control

Life, Death, and Disaster: The Illusion of Control 150 150 Forest City Film Festival
There’s a certain duality that underpins Shannon Walsh’s visually arresting documentary Illusions of Control. read more