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Toronto Film-Related Organizations
Academy Of Canadian Cinema And Television The organization behind the annual Genie and Gemini awards, and also the force behind sometimes-monthly screenings of Canadian films.
Alliance Francaise
Consulate General Of France In Toronto
These organizations track French-language cultural events occurring in Toronto.
Canadian Film Centre Norman Jewison's institution educates the next generation of Canadian filmmakers and presents occasional film events.
Chinese Cultural Centre Bridging the Chinese Canadian community and greater Toronto with cultural events.
Italian Cultural Institue Italian culture in Toronto.
Feniks Promotes and distributes Polish cinema across Canada. The organization, or at least their web site, appears to have been on hiatus since early 2004.
Japan Foundation Toronto
Consulate General Of Japan In Toronto
The gateways through which Japanese culture often passes into Toronto.
L.I.F.T. The Liaison Of Independent Filmmakers Of Toronto, a support organization for local filmmakers, and also the hosts of occasional screenings and workshops.
The Loop Collective Promoting the integration of experimental film and video with other art forms.
National Film Board Of Canada Venerable producer of Canadian documentaries and animation.
Ontario Film Review Board Government arm rating (and occasionally censoring) commercial film releases in the province.
Telefilm The primary funding body for Canadian film and television.
Telelatino The Italian/Spanish cable channel presents first-run screenings of recent Italian films under the banner of Viva Cinema.
Toronto Animated Image Society Serves professionals and fans with seminars, workshops and screenings.
Toronto International Film Festival Group Undeniably the most important film organization in the city, responsible for the yearly Toronto International Film Festival and Sprokets Film Festival For Children plus year-round screenings at Cinematheque Ontario and Talk Cinema. The Film Circuit ensures those outside of Toronto get a chance to see the more specialized fare that usually bypasses their cities.
Out Of Town
Vagrancy Films Grindhouse revivalists located in London, Ontario.
Canadian Film Distributors
College Street Pictures Canadian indies.
Domino Specializing in Canadian cinema.
eOne Canada's largest film distributor, having swallowed Alliance Atlantis, Maple, Seville and Christal. Handles New Line, Weisntein Company and Lions Gate releases in Canada in addition to their own productions. Their distribution of indie and foreign fare is becoming increasingly rare.
Films We Like Filmmaker Ron Mann and Toronto entertainment promoter Gary Topp release the films they're sweet on across the country, pulling off an excellent slate of foreign arthouse films and intriguing docs. Distributor of the Drafthouse and Music Box catalogues in Canada.
Kinosmith Now primarily a documentary distributor, although the firm occasionally still dabbles in independent Canadian and foreign-language cinema.
Mongrel Media Canada's top distributor of specialized fare, with an emphasis on foreign films and documentaries. Distributor of the Sony Pictures Classics catalogue in Canada.
Phase 4 Indies and docs.
PNP Pacific Northwest Pictures. Indies.
Ultra 8 Once upon a time secured small Canadian releases, usually at repertory houses, for culty foreign cinemas. Now primarily a production house.
VSC Transcending the home video business with quality indie/foreign fare.
VVS Occasional wide releases of almost-Hollywood fare.

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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