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Planet in Focus

October 25th, 2007     by Elle E.     Comments

Film Friday isn’t until tomorrow, but a girl has to plan!

If you find yourself in Toronto this weekend, head down to the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video festival. The films are a fantastic mix of genre and style that explore a wide range of issues. Festival Director Candida Paltiel suggests that “The festival transcends class, gender and other boundaries because of its broad definition of environment.”

It’s so good.

Documentary filmmaker, writer and environmentalist Mark Haslam founded PIF as a one day film screening in 1999. Since then, it has grown into five-day event with year round programming including a growing archive of environmental films. Between movies, check out the eco-fair, Activist Cinema Roundtable, Green Pitch competition, panel sessions, programs for children and opportunities to chat with the filmmakers.

A festival pass is great value and supports a good cause, but freebies and PWYC screenings ensure there is a little PIF for everyone:

Friday 3:00 pm Innis College Town Hall FREE Screening + Panel Session Black & The Survivors Project: Voices from the Inside-out! & Panel: The Survivors Project

Friday 11:30 pm Innis College Town Hall Pay-What-You-Can Screening Reading the Water: Lectures on Home Video Ecology from the Gulf of Me & Invisible

Saturday 11:30 pm Innis College Town Hall Pay-What-You-Can Screening Cocalero (Quechua)

Community Eco Exchange Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm Innis College Free Admission

Hope to see you there!

Tags: arts, eco speak, event listings

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