2018 FESTIVAL

JUNE 15-16, 2018 @ The Royal Cinema

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7th Annual BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL

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SHOWCASING SHORT FILMS BY EMERGING WOMEN FILMMAKERS
FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

June 15 & 16, 2018 - The Royal Cinema – 608 College St.

Doors Open -  7:00PM

Screenings Start – 7:30PM

$12 one night  |  $20 for two night festival pass

Tickets Available For Purchase Here

BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL has been working tirelessly towards its vision of an industry that recognizes and effectively represents women filmmakers. By featuring emerging women filmmakers at their festival, they are giving an opportunity for a diverse group of women to have their voices heard.

The BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL is so pleased to present its 7th annual festival on June 15 & 16, featuring 19 outstanding short films from 9 different countries spanning across 5 continents. Among them are 4 Toronto-based filmmakers, plus award-winning shorts from locations as diverse as Iceland and Japan. 

Our 2nd year running we are again pleased to screen the work of both New Generation (aged 18 – 30) women directors, as well as Emerging Women Directors (any age).

The severe under-representation of women in filmmaking is an important discussion in the media today, and supporting emerging filmmakers is key to raising awareness of the value women bring to the table.

"As the world begins to learn about our festival, the diversity and content continues to not only grow but also break new ground,” says Breakthroughs’ Executive Director, Gabor Pertic, “and we are so pleased to invite our growing audience to these exceptional screenings. We are in awe of these amazing storytellers and we continue to strive to be a platform that promotes female filmmakers both locally and internationally."

BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 will run June 15 and 16 at the Royal Cinema (608 College St.). Doors open at 7:00pm, screenings begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $12 for one night or $20 for the two-night festival pass. Purchases can be made here, www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com, or at the door – subject to availability.

This year’s stunning poster image was designed and created by the talented Vesna Asanovic.

Here is the two-day screen schedule:

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 – screenings begin at 7:30pm


SATURDAY, JUNE 16 – Screenings begin at 7:30pm

ABOUT BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL
Breakthroughs Film Festival is the only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films directed by emerging women directors. Breakthroughs Film Festival showcases films from any and every genre made by talented artists breaking through into the Canadian and worldwide film scene. www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com @breakthroughsff  #breakthroughsff

Get Tickets here

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ingrid Hamilton – ingrid@gat.ca – 416-731-3034 – press materials here.

FESTIVAL CONTACT:
Gabor Pertic – Executive Director - gabor@breakthroughsfilmfestival.com
Ashley Catania – Executive Chair -  ashleycatania@gmail.com
Paige Goodman  - Partnerships and Outreach - paigekgoodman@gmail.com
 

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