TSFF 2020

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"Where Images and Music do the talking"
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The 11th Toronto Silent Film Festival
Usually by this post festival date we would be gearing up for the final  silent film of the season at the Fox Theatre; telling you about some of the  exciting co-presentations coming up with other festivals and organizations;  putting together a new season at the Fox and getting our preliminary research  completed for TSFF2021.
Well, we’re definitely working on the latter two while we’re waiting, like  the rest of you, to see how things play out this spring/summer so we can plan  effectively for the remainder of the year—and that includes the postponed  festival this fall. While there’s still a number of months before October or  November, things will depend on factors of which we have no control over. We are  hoping to announce new dates soon.

We were so excited to introduce the NEW Silent Film Fan Bag this spring but  just picked THE WORST year to do it. So instead, we’re offering merchandise  sales online with mail delivery (Canada only at the moment). This will help  mitigate some of our fixed yearly expenses and unrecoverable costs due to the  postponement.
Locally made from  4.5oz 100% super soft natural cotton AZO-Free, this bag is big enough (14.75"W x  16.5"H) for film swag or some groceries (or leftover cinema popcorn--that counts  as groceries doesn't it?) but can fold into a nice small size when not in use.  
But that's not all—This May we’re  also sending you a free Button and you get to choose! (you can  choose at check out). Now you'll really be silent film  styling.
If you donated to the 2020  festival, we'll send you one as a Thank You. All future donors of $50 or  more this year will also be sent a bag as a Thank You.
Bags were produced in  mid-February and then stored untouched. All packing for mail will be done with  masks & gloves.

You can order via our Online SQUARE STORE https://toronto-silent-film-festival.square.site/
Prefer  PayPal? EMAIL us & we'll send you a  PayPal invoice.
Only $15.00 ($13.27 + $1.73 HST) + S/H
Canada: $6.00 flat rate –Canada Post
USA: $12.00 CDN flat rate –USPS
no tracking is available
Outside Canada/USA please email for shipping costs
*To minimize contact, we'll be  shipping out via Canada Post on Wednesdays until further  notice. Canada Post is reminding everyone not to use Post Office Flex Delivery  addresses at this time due to concerns over temporary COVID-19 related issues.  Postal services are currently operating at high capacity due to volume and may  be slower than expected.
All  Advance Passes & Tickets will be honoured at our fall  dates
Refunds can be  requested up to 24hrs prior to the start.
* Need a Refund?  Email us torontosilentfilm@gmail.com with  REFUND and your name in the subject line. Please tell us your ticket or pass  title, what platform you paid from (ie. PayPal) and the approximate date you  bought.
*Donate your Ticket  Back to Us. Thank you, your donation is appreciated. Your ticket will be donated  forward to a worthy organization for distribution
*Transfer to 2021.  Transfer your pass to next year’s festival. Individual tickets can also be  transferred to another film of your choosing for the 2021 TSFF (excluding  Toronto Theatre Organ Society)
Fox Silent Screening Series
Dragnet Girl –will be rescheduled Date: tbd
The Last Laugh-originally scheduled for May 24 will be  rescheduled Date: tbd

In the meantime here’s a great way to get your silent  film fix in.
Sundays at 3pm Live from New York City it’s the Silent Comedy Watch Party with Ben Model and Steve Massa.  
Every week, Ben and Steve present rare comedy shorts  with live accompaniment from Ben and introductions from Steve. It’s a lot of fun  and it’s the closest we’re going to get to live silent cinema events. How’s that  for social distancing! Info: https://www.silentfilmmusic.com/silent-comedy-watch-party  

Become a Friend Of The Festival.
As a not for profit, volunteer run Festival, we rely heavily on ticket sales for the majority of our budget.
No matter what the amount of your donation, it is important to us and 100% will go back into programming.
All donations will be matched up to $1000.00 due to a matching support by an anoymous Friend Of The Festival. All donators will be listed on our website by name (or if you wish to stay anonymous, just ask).
At present, we are not a registered charity so we cannot issue a charitable tax receipt.

The 2020 Festival Cocktail
To celebrate the new Roaring Twenties, this cocktail was developed (and  extensively taste tested) just for the festival by TCM with a Twist  @TCMwithaTwist aka Lee Aundra Keany
A cocktail  that will whisk you back to the age of Fitzgerald, Clara Bow and hideaway Parisian bars where you suddenly run into Louise Brooks.
Sip with intentions toward beautiful women and dangerous men.
A cocktail  that will whisk you back to the age of Fitzgerald and Clara Bow and hideaway  Parisian bars where you suddenly run into Louise Brooks. Sip with intentions  toward beautiful women and dangerous men.
2 oz Bourbon (perhaps WILD Turkey)
1 oz dry  vermouth
1⁄4 oz lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Grenadine (the BEAUTIFUL part)
1/2  barspoon Absinthe (which is of course DAMNED)
2 dashes Orange  bitters
Shake with ice, pour up.

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FOX THEATER Screenings.
Dragnet Girl Screening date: tbd
The Last Laugh : tbd
ADVANCE TICKETS: Will be avaiable from www.foxtheatre.ca when we know more

Thank you to everyone who attended last year's festival.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing everyone each year.
We would also like to thank all our outstanding volunteers, without whom we couldn't do this, the venues and their staff, and those businesses that help support the festival.

Friends of the Festival

Steve Teppermann  Christina Stewart  Nathan Moles
Alan Jay Nuttall  Nancy Beiman  Jon Arnold
Sharleen Rayner  James Dobos  Vanessa Buttino
Vintage Film Festival  Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema
Patricia Nolan-Hall

Fox Theatre

Last Year the Festival supported the following organizations with their fundraising efforts:
 Wychwood Open Door
Toronto’s First Post Office
Vintage Film Festival
Gatsby Garden Party
 Women in Film & Television-Toronto (WIFT)

  The Festival was proud to support the following silent film events  in 2019
May 9/12 Toronto Jewish Film Festival screenings of Carl Laemmle & The  Cohens and the Kellys
May 26/27 The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York U screenings of  Moon of Israel & City Without Jews with Gerhard Gruber accompanying
June 22/23 Spadina Museum Gatsby Garden Party
June 27 Movies in Old Town Toronto screening of Sherlock Jr with Fern  Lindzon accompanying
August 14 Mulan International Film Festival screening of The Goddess
Supporting  The annual Vintage Film Festival in Port Hope September 27/28/29
As seen in Flightnetwork's  Article - North America's Best Festivals, Part  2.


Festival Support

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