Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:30AM
Fox Theatre Toronto
2236 Queen Street East – Google Maps

11:30AM 3rd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Opening Day

ONE Ticket $12, Friday, June 27, 2014, 11.30AM :
TWO Tickets $20, Friday, June 27, 2014, 11.30AM :



*Official Opening Film*
“The Walk”
*Ontario Premiere*
22:45 Short Film
Dir. Paul Snider (Vancouver, BC – CAN)

The Walk is a dramatic short film that details the journey of a man who wakes up to find himself badly hurt and in the middle of a vast wasteland. Not remembering who he is, how he got there or what had happened, the man battles the elements on his walk to find safety. Throughout this journey, items for survival present themselves seemingly just when he needs them most, with haunting coincidence.

Keywords: Spiritual, Existentialism, Drama,Supernatural, Personal Narrative, Mystery, Adventure


“Messages of Hope”
*Ontario Premiere*
40:08 Feature Documentary
Dir. Chris Lavelle
(Webster, NY – USA)

When Commander Suzanne Giesemann, former U.S Navy commanding officer
and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walked the
halls of the Pentagon and flew on Air Force One, she did everything by
the book. A personal witness to the horrors of 9/11, she saw things in
black and white, with little time for spiritual seeking. Never did she
expect that a personal family tragedy would propel her on a mystical
journey that would turn her life’s path in a most unexpected

Keywords: Navy Career, Politics, Spiritual, After-Life, Evidential Mediums, Anne Gehman, Janet Novavec


“The Wisdom to Survive:
Climate Change, Capitalism & Community”

*Ontario Premiere*
55:30 Long Form Documentary
Dir. Anne Macksoud
(Woodstock, VT – USA)
Dir. John Ankele
(New York, NY – USA)

Through powerful testimony and deep insight from a vanguard of scientists and visionaries, advocates and activists, The Wisdom to Survive brings a sense of urgency to finding solutions to climate change, the greatest challenge of our century. The film shows how our industrial growth society threatens to destroy us and traces the roots of our alienation and despair to a failure to fully appreciate the depth of our interdependence with all of earth’s living systems.

Keywords: Climate Change, Social Activisim, Cultural Issues, Water Conservation, Third World,
Human Rights, Environmental, Science, Spiritual, Social Issue, History, Native/Aboriginal Peoples,  Senior, Aging, Buddhism

Saturday, June 28, 2013, 11:30 AM
Fox Theatre Toronto
2236 Queen Street East – Google Maps

11:30AM 3rd  Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Closing Day

ONE ticket $12, Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11.30 AM :
TWO tickets $20, Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11.30 AM :



*Official Closing Film*
“Bound By Sea”
*Canadian Premiere*
1:17:18 Feature Documentary
Dir. Nate Daniel
(Leland, NC – USA)

Four Oceans in one year is a huge task. Add to that a full time job, a family, and a surf charity and you get Jack Viorel. A man whose life is equal parts demanding and inspiring. Jack fell in love with the ocean at a young age. Now he is sharing that love with his 9-year-old daughter, Gabby. Together they are embarking on a yearlong journey to teach children in need the value of surfing and fighting past hardships in all four oceans of the world. He and his daughter travel the world teaching children with disabilities that anything is possible with a little heart and a lot of determination.

Keywords: Adventure, Cultural Issues, Water Conservation, “Father-Daughter Relationships”, Family, Drama, Independent, Road Trip, Social Issue, Adventure, Disability Culture, Third World, Youth/Teen, Children