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TIFF 2016: CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser @Canadian Film Centre (Sep 11, 2016)

Words+Images: HumSandy

It’s easy to be distracted by the glitter and gold when the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) begins each September. However, one of the most important aspects of the “celebration of film” is the “celebration of creative talent”.

Like clockwork, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Annual BBQ Fundraiser occurs during the first Sunday afternoon of TIFF. The event supports the development of Canada’s creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based entertainment industries. Through donations and generous sponsors, all monies raised support CFC’s highly-respected programs in film, television, screen acting, music and digital media.

Founded by Award-winning Director/Producer Norman Jewison in 1986, the CFC opened its doors in 1988 as an advanced film school on Windfields Estate in Toronto, Ontario. Its mission is to invest in and inspire the next generation of world-class Canadian content creators and entrepreneurs in the screen-based entertainment industry.

The CFC delivers a range of multi-disciplinary programs and initiatives in film, television, music, screen acting, and digital media, which provides industry collaborations, strategic partnerships, and business and marketplace opportunities for talent and participants

Many guests supported the fundraiser by donating generously to the Give 2 Getaway raffle, with prizes (a $3,000 travel voucher and a 2016 Cadillac Escalade Rental) donated by Stage and Screen Travel Services and official automobile partner and sponsor Roy Foss Motors Thornhill, respectively.

The concentration of Canadian talent included Slaight Music alumna singer/songwriter Adaline and artist Tomi Swick performed on the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser stage.

As legendary director/producer Norman Jewison reminded the audience, “not only is TIFF showcasing our talent to the world, but they’ve brought the world to Toronto, and Canada.”

Thus, it is important that the CFC continues to receive support, please visit online CFCcreates.com to find out more.

Images courtesy of bkonthescene

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