The second annual Scarborough Film Festival brought cinema’s bright lights to UTSC and other venues in the eastern GTA for six days in early June. The Festival, with support from the University of Toronto as its Presenting Sponsor, showcased the local arts and culture scene during our 50th Anniversary.
Over 5,000 viewers were welcomed to 36 films from over 20 countries, in categories ranging from Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short Film, Experimental and World Cinema. UTSC Professor of Literature and Film Garry Leonard, served as a member of the Short Film Jury. “In addition to a number of public screenings, The Festival brought opportunities for education and academic focus to the diversity and cultural dynamic in Scarborough,” he said. Among the six prizes awarded by the Festival juries, the Audience Choice Award was provided by U of T’s School of Continuing Studies.