TSFF 2020

Experience "LIVE" Cinema
"Where Images and Music do the talking"
Experience "LIVE" Cinema
"Where Images and Music do the talking"
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The 11th Toronto Silent Film Festival
NEW DATES June 12 to 15, 2020
UPDATE: MARCH 25, 2020
Our new dates, tentatively scheduled for June 12-15, 2020 are of course dependant on things which are beyond our control. We’ve got a lineup of fascinating films including several “not on dvd” from the 1920s and earlier with live accompaniment by a group of truly wonderful musicians. We’re still all set to go and we hope you are too.
We’ll be making another assessment of the situation in early April and if we think it more prudent to reschedule to the fall we’ll do so and inform you as soon as we can get confirmed dates and all the musicians have been contacted.
Once again a huge thank-you for sticking with us-the show will go on—it’s just a matter of when.
If you require a refund please email us at torontosilentfilm@gmail.com with REFUND & your name on the subject line. We’ll need to know what platform you paid from (ie. PayPal etc.), the film and, if you know, the approximate date of purchase. We hope you’ll be back to join in.
Fox Silent Screening Series
We have two events left to present at the Fox Theatre. The April 26th screening of The Dragnet Girl will be rescheduled for the end of June. Date: tbd
We’re hoping that the May 24th screening of The Last Laugh will be able to go ahead. If not, we’ll reschedule to later in the summer or the fall. Remember, if you bought a pass for the festival, you get in for the special TSFF discount ($14).
In the meantime there’s several ways to get your silent film fix in.
How would you like a live (abet remote) silent comedy show from Ben Model? Follow his blog for details on upcoming shows on youtube. He plays live from his apartment in NYC to rare comedy shorts. Author and film historian Steve Massa beams in from his apartment to weigh in on the films and interesting facts linked to them. It’s a lot of fun and is usually scheduled for Sunday afternoons. How’s that for social distancing! Blog: silentfilmmusic.com
Here’s some other links to keep you going (and they’re free):  
There’s GIFT CARDS available for yourself or someone else from our SQUARE Store . They never expire and are good for screenings and merchandise at the Festival. Please note: they cannot be used at any event we do with Toronto Theatre Organ Society (closing night) nor the Fox Silent Screening Series.
Take care everybody.  

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 May 24th (subject to change)
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 Tepperman
Christina Stewart
Nathan Moles
Deborah Rotta-Loria
Vintage Film Festival
Amped and Co.
Ted Rogers Hot DocS Cinema
Alan  Jay Nuttall
Nancy  Beiman
Caine  Chow
International  Buster Keaton Society

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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