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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!

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!

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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

City Councillor Welcomes The Toronto Beaches Film Fest

City Councillor Welcomes The Toronto Beaches Film Fest

We are thrilled to share with you a letter from Mary-Margaret McMahon, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 32.

Film Fest Lovers

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st Annual Beaches Film Festival, June 29-30, 2012 at our very own local Fox Cinema.

This festival is the first of its kind in the Beach and promises to be a wonderful annual event not to be missed for film goers.

Our city has many talented writers, artists and producers and the beach community is proud to host this festival. Thanks to the event organizers for making this event possible.

Look forward to seeing you at the Fox!
Mary-Margaret McMahon
City Councillor, Ward 32

Toronto Beaches Film Festival

Toronto Beaches Film Festival

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Fest Announces Selections

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Fest Announces Selections

Updated May 11, 2012

We’re Pleased to Announce the Official Selections for the
1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival! June 29-30, 2012

Toronto Beaches Film Festival

1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival

*Just Added*

  • * The Pipedreams Project *
    co-directed by Faroe Des Roches and Ryan Vandecasteyen (CAN)
  • Surf, Sand and Silversides (The Californian Grunion)
    directed by Karen Martin (USA)
  • A Strange Day In July, directed by Shantal Reich (USA)
  • Breathe Life, directed by Antje Beyen (Germany)
  • Shag Nation, directed by Brittany Brothers (USA)
  • To Rest in Peace, directed by Fawaz Al-Matrouk (USA/Kuwait)
  • If I Should Fail, directed by Brendon Culliton (Canada)