Winners Announced – 7th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival

We are pleased to announce our list of Winners for the 7th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival. Thank you to all of our Official Selections for choosing TBFF as part of your festival strategy. Congratulations to a beautiful lineup from all of our Official Selections and our Winners.


*Best Kid-Friendly Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival 

Behind The Blue Door / Za Niebieskimi Drzwiami
dir. Mariusz Palej

 

*Best Nature Documentary*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Once Upon a Time – The Savannah
dir. Rober Henno

 

*Best Animal Friendly Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Willow: 7 Weeks In Aquarius
dir. Erin Parks

 

*Best Surf Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

The Way
dir. Luke Cameron

  

*Best Cinematography Extreme Adventure Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Euphoria: Indescribable Adventure
Alessandro Beltrame

 

*Best Animated Beach Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Zigzag
dir. Zeynep Merve Uygun

 

*Best Sustainability Film*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

“The Oyster Farmers”
dir. Corinne Ruff

 

*Best of The Fest*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Prone and Alone
dir. Robert Eden

 


The TBFF Spirit Award goes to the filmmaker, film, documentary or documentary subject(s) or film team who most demonstrate the “Indie Spirit”, through story telling, film production, promotion of film, audience engagement and producing a memorable onscreen experience that can be felt as well as seen. Congratulations to the Prone And Alone Team for such a great ride on Film!


*TBFF *Spirit Award*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Prone and Alone
dir. Robert Eden


*TBFF *Spirit Award*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Prone and Alone
Rob Cunliffe

 

*TBFF *Spirit Award*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Prone and Alone
Arron Ford

 


*TBFF Poster Contest Winner*
2018
Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Isha Miftahul
Notre Dame High School

 


*TBFF Raffle Prize Winner*
2018
LUSH Prize Pack (Value $75+)

Dawn Bromfield
Ticket # Ending in 6182/6183

 


Special Thanks

A Special Thank you to Luke and the Team at Hooked  (888 Queen Street East) for making “The Oyster Farmers” premiere a super fun event with your delicious supply of succulent Oysters for our Post screening Tasting!


Thanks to David Lewis (Operations Manager) and the Folks at the New Beach United Church for their wonderful facility, performance hall sound and screen. 

And Thank you to the new Beaches Residents that found us and came out to the screenings.

C U in 2019!

2018 Toronto Beaches Film Festival Selections Announced

7th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) September 6 – 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce our Official Selections for the 7th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF). Most of these Films and Documentaries will have their ‘Canadian Premiere’. In alphabetical order, our TBFF Premieres from around the Block and Around The World are:

  1. Abby The Spoon Lady – Justin Johnson – USA
  2. Aynagul – The Cristal Flower – Artak Serovani-Oganian – Russian Federation
  3. Behind The Blue Door – AB Film Production – Poland
  4. Brothers In Alms – Sebastian Chan – Australia
  5. Calm In Chaos – Tracey Cochrane – Canada
  6. Euphoria- Indescribable Adventure – I Run 4 Ultra
  7. For Our Peat’s Sake – Thayer MacInnis – Canada
  8. Hoax – Sam Eather – Australia
  9. Kalunga – Margarida Gramaxo – Portugal
  10. No Man’s Land – Karen Loew – USA
  11. Once Upon A Time – The Savannah – Robert Henno – Belgium
  12. Prone And Alone – Robert Eden – United Kingdom
  13. The Duck Blind – Pablo Poletti – Italy
  14. The Oyster Farmers – Corinne Ruff – USA
  15. The Realm Of The Little Owl – Robert Henno – Belgium
  16. The Way – Luke Cameron – New Zealand
  17. Vanishing Coral – Stephen Olsson – USA
  18. Willow: 7 Weeks In Aquarius – Erin Parks – Canada
  19. Zigzag – Zeynep Merve Uygun – Turkey

All Films will be screened in the beautiful
Beach United Performance Hall
Complete Festival Program and Advance Ticket Sales Are Online Now! TorontoBeachesFilmFest.com

6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Winners Announced

6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival - September 7-9, 2017

WINNERS

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce our Winners for the
6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) September 7 – 9, 2017

  • *Best Adventure/ Extreme Adventure Film*
    • It’s Not About The Cycle
    • dir. Achyutanand Dwivedi, Mumbai, Maharashatra, India
  • *Best Eco-Friendly Film*
    • An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch
    • dir. Alison Barat, Annapolis, MD, United States
  • *Best Kid-Friendly Film*
    • Alaotra – Endangered Treasures of Madagascar
    • dir. Julia Dordel, dir. Guido Tölke, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • *Best Short Film*
    • Crab Trap 
    • dir. Shea Sizemore Director, North Carolina, United States
  • *Best Short Documentary*
    • Résonances 
    • dir. Jean-Julien Pous, Seoul, South Korea, Republic of Korea, France
  • *Best Feature Documentary*
    • Last Fisherman
    • dir. James Stier, – Sheffield, United Kingdom, Tirol, Austria
  • *Best Off The Grid Film*
    • To Live Deliberately
    • dir. Piers Garland, London, United Kingdom
  • *Best Vintage Beach*
    • Cities Under the Sand
    • dir. Sandra Dillon, Upper Black Eddy, PA United States
  • *TBFF *Spirit Award*
    • Accidental Parkland
    • dir. Dan Berman, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • The TBFF Spirit Award goes to the filmmaker who most demonstrates the “Indie Spirit”, through film production, audience engagement, producing a memorable contribution on film and passion for their subject or subject matter.

6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Selections Announced

6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival - September 7-9, 2017

6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) September 7 – 9, 2017
All Films will be screened
in the beautiful Beach United Church Performance Hall
Complete Festival Program and Advance Ticket Sales will be Online July 28
TorontoBeachesFilmFest.com

We are pleased to announce our Official Selections for the 6th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF)! Most of these Films and Documentaries will have their ‘Canadian Premiere’ right here at TBFF.

In alphabetical order, our TBFF Premieres from around the Block and Around The World are:

  • 300 Tires and an Old Sofa (10:36m) Documentary
    • dir. Phil Audibert, Gordonsville, VA, United States
  • Accidental Parkland – (56:36m) Documentary
    • dir. Dan Berman, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Alaotra – Endangered Treasures of Madagascar (72:07m) Documentary
    • dir. Julia Dordel, dir. Guido Tölke, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch (47:47m) Documentary
    • dir. Alison Barat, Annapolis, MD, United States
  • Blue Ventures – (6:07m) Documentary
    • dir. Gabriel Diamond, Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Cities Under the Sand – (3:33m) Film
    • dir. Sandra Dillon, Upper Black Eddy, PA United States
  • Crab Trap – (24:47m) Film
    • dir. Shea Sizemore Director, North Carolina, United States
  • Elias’ Stand – (10:46m) Documentary
    • dir. Jyllian Gunther, Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Fishermen Without a Sea – (20:06m) Documentary
    • dir. Lucas Bonetti, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Explorer – (7:58m) Documentary
    • Dir. Francis Luta – Toronto, Canada
  • Ghosts Nets (23:07M) Film
    • dir. Mark Bousfield, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • It’s Not About The Cycle – (61:08m) Documentary
    • dir. Achyutanand Dwivedi, Mumbai, Maharashatra, India
  • ‘Milk For Britain’ – (13:27m) Animated Film
    • dir. Danijel Margetic, dir. Shay Carriere, Croatia / Toronto
  • The Other (“L’autre”) – (6:41m) Music Video
    • dir. Joe Hoster, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Last Fisherman (72:59m)
    • dir. James Stier, – Sheffield, United Kingdom, Tirol, Austria
  • To Live Deliberately – (17:40m) Documentary
    • dir. Piers Garland, London, United Kingdom
  • Résonances – (45:49m) Documentary
    • dir. Jean-Julien Pous, Seoul, South Korea, Republic of Korea, France
  • SACA – The Story of Tiago Pires – (106:42m) Documentary
    • dir. Julio Adler, Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Race Of Gentlemen – (61:04m) Documentary
    • dir. Wayne Gibson, Richmond, VA, United States
  • The Reindeer Belong To The Wind(38:58m) Documentary
    • dir. Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen, Mikkeli, Finland

5th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Winners

5th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival

5th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival

We are pleased to announce our Winners for the
5th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival!

  • BEST Activism Film
    • I Am Morgan – Stolen Freedom
    • Dir. Heiko Grimm, dir. Carlos Godó Borrás, dir. Irene Buesa García – Tutukaka, Northland, New Zealand
  • BEST Eco-Friendly Film
    • Above & Below Galápagos National Park (by Behind the Mask)
    • dir. Florian Fischer, dir. Michael Kugler – Germany
  • BEST Conservation Film
    • Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story
    • Dir. Jennifer Tennican – United States
  • BEST Surf Film
    • Standing on Water
    • Dir. Peter Alsted – Denmark
  • BEST Short Documentary
    • Drifters
    • Dir. Hani R. Eskander – Cairo, Egypt
  • BEST Feature Documentary
    • The Flying Dutchmen
    • Dir. Kendal Miller – United States

Toronto Beaches Film Festival 2015 – Winners Announced

4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival July 03-15, 2015

4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) July 03-15, 2015

We are pleased to announce our Winners for the 4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival!

  • ‘Alegria – A Humanitarian Expedition’
    • (28:44m, Switzerland) Documentary dir. Christoph von Toggenburg
    • BEST Travel Film
  • ‘Happy Town: Surf Suit
    • (5:22m, Canada) Mocumentary dir. Fred Kroetsch
    • BEST Short Film
  • Life’s A Beach
    • (52:58, United Kingdom) Documentary dir. John Baker
    • BEST Activism Film
  • Single In South Beach Beach
    • (94:14, USA) Film dir. Alejandro Itkin
    • BEST Feature Film
  • Start Local
    • (74:12, Midland, Ontario) Film dir. Nate Lacroix
    • BEST Eco-Friendly Film
  • Strange Rumblings in Shangri La
    • (54:24m, USA) Film/Doc Hybrid dir. Joe Guglielmino (“Joe G”)
    • BEST Surf Film
  • Sybil and Betts: Requiem For A Friendship
    • (43:42m, Canada) Documentary dir. David Bajurny
    • BEST Short Documentary
  • ‘Voyage’
    • (3:20m, London, Canada) Film dir. Shaughn Cameron
    • BEST Kid-Friendly Film
  • Walking In Two Worlds
    • (43:10m, USA) Documentary dir. Bo Boudart
    • BEST Feature Documentary
  • The Paddler Movie
    • (43:10m, Toronto, Canada) Documentary dir. Carey Missler
    • TBFF Spirit Award
    • The TBFF Spirit Award goes to the filmmaker, documentary or documentary subject who most demonstrates the “Indie Spirit”, through pride of film production, promotion of film, audience engagement and producing a memorable contribution on film. This year we give this award to Carey Missler from Team #The PaddlerMovie who embodies this spirit for his tireless efforts in promoting his film and his passion for making films filled with beach culture –

The 5th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival will run July 8-9, 2016. See You There!

4th Annual – Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Official Selections Announced

4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival July 03-15, 2015

4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) July 03-15, 2015

We are pleased to announce our Official Selections for the 4th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival! Most of these Films and Documentaries will have their ‘Canadian Premiere’ right here at TBFF.  In alphabetical order, our Premieres are:

  • ‘Alegria – A Humanitarian Expedition’
    • (28:44m, Switzerland) Documentary dir. Christoph von Toggenburg
  • ‘Bolero for Surfing in Moravia
    • (91:37m, Prague, Venezuela) Film dir. Valerio Mendoza
  • ‘Falling Stars
    • (5:11m, USA) Documentary dir. Karen Martin
  • ‘Green Zombies
    • (3:20m, USA) Film dir. Krishna Devine
  • ‘Happy Town: Surf Suit
    • (5:22m, Canada) Mocumentary dir. Fred Kroetsch
  • Life’s A Beach
    • (52:58, United Kingdom) Documentary dir. John Baker
  • No Extras
    • (15:01, USA) dir.Andrew Pilmer
  • Single In South Beach Beach
    • (94:14, USA) Film dir. Alejandro Itkin
  • Start Local
    • (74:12, Midland, Ontario) Film dir. Nate Lacroix
  • Strange Rumblings in Shangri La
    • (54:24m, USA) Film/Doc Hybrid dir. Joe Guglielmino (“Joe G”)
  • Sybil and Betts: Requiem For A Friendship
    • (43:42m, Canada) Documentary dir. David Bajurny
  • The Paddler Movie
    • (43:10m, Toronto, Canada) Documentary dir. Carey Missler
  • Voyage
    • (3:20m, London, Canada) Film dir. Shaughn Cameron
  • Walking In Two Worlds
    • (43:10m, USA) Documentary dir. Bo Boudart

The 4th Annual TBFF Festival Program and Advance Ticket Sales will be Online Saturday April 25 at TorontoBeachesFilmFest.com

2nd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival *Official Selections* Announced!

2nd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival *Official Selections* Announced!

Thank you to the Toronto Beaches Community.

You showed the Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) much love in 2012, so we’re back this year with another program of summer, water and beach related films and documentaries.

Program times and tickets will be online approximately May 10th, 2013. Can’t wait to come back to the Beaches!

2nd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival Official Selections 2013

2nd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival Official Selections 2013

2nd Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival Official Selections 2013

Here are the TBFF Official Selections for 2013:

  • Only Child“, dir. Christian Gossett (USA)
  • Scars“, dir. Cody Campanale (Canada)
  • Common Sense Rebellion“, dir. Sturla Ellingvåg (Norway)
  • “Summer of The Sharks”, dir. Rusty Armstrong (USA)
  • “Sur La Ligne, Variation No. 2“, dirs. Anne-Marie Turcotte, Mario Calvé (Quebec)
  • “Go Ganges!“, dirs. JJ Kelley, Josh Thomas (USA/India)

 

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Winners!

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival – Winners!

We Proudly Announce our Award Winners for the very
1st Annual
Toronto Beaches Film Festival 2012!

Toronto_Beaches_Film_Festival_Award

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival Award

  • Best Short Film – “To Rest in Peace”
    directed by Fawaz Al-Matrouk (USA/Kuwait)
  • Best Short Documentary – “The Pipedreams Project”
    co-directed by Faroe Des Roches and Ryan Vandecasteyen (CAN)
  • Best Feature Documentary – “If I Should Fall”
    directed by Brendon Culliton (CAN)
  • Best Eco-Friendly Film – “Surf, Sand and Silversides
    (The Californian Grunion) directed by Karen Martin (USA)
  • Best Kid-Friendly Film – “A Strange Day In July”
    directed by Shantal Reich (USA)
  • Best Surf Film – “Breathe Life”
    directed by Antje Beyen (Germany)
  • 1st TBFF Beach Spirit Award “Shag Nation”
    directed by Brittany Brothers (USA)

    • Awarded to the filmmaker who embodies the overall ‘Beach Spirit’, promotes their film and makes a memorable contribution on film