Films roll onto Toronto subway platform screens

TUFF rolls onto Toronto subway platform screens, Sept. 6 – 16

The Toronto Urban Film Festival, North America’s largest commuter film festival is rolling out its seventh annual edition. For 11 days, from September 6 – 16, 2013, Toronto’s subway system will become a city-wide underground theatre, screening the world’s best one-minute, silent films to over one million daily commuters. For more information on all films and a screening schedule, download a pdf of the  2013 printed program.

TUFF will screen 82 outstanding silent films from 20 countries on the Pattison Onestop network of screens located in subway stations across the city. Films play every 10 minutes on all 290 screens. In addition, commuters can watch TUFF uninterrupted at designated “Film Zone” screens on the north and south platforms of the Bloor subway station, as well as at Dundas and St. Andrew subway stations.

New this year, ‘TUFF Above Ground‘ will animate the Toronto downtown cityscape from September 9 – 15, 2013 with Subdivision by media artist David Clark. Clark’s series of six eight-second videos, commissioned by TUFF, will be featured on Pattison Outdoor’s largest media beacon, located at the corner of Yonge and Edward Streets, just north of Dundas Square, an area that experiences more than 100,000 pedestrians on a daily basis.

TUFF’s Spotlight program on Friday, September 13th highlights the work of experimental filmmaker Christina Battle through a new series of four short videos. The series, titled we’re not exactly sure what just happened, offers an alternative visual backdrop to the essentially meaningless transcripts from CNN’s reporting on April 19, 2013 while the city of Boston was on lockdown and police searched for the then at large Boston City Bomber. This series was commissioned by TUFF.

For the Love of Animation‘ on Saturday, September 14th includes two noteworthy programs: ‘4 from TAAFI‘, a co-presentation with the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International; and a specialAnimation Spotlight presenting four works from the award-winning, Burnaby B.C.-based multimedia artist Dimitri Kozma.

This year’s festival also includes ‘Too TUFF for the TTC‘, an online-only program of three great films not appropriate for screening in a public transit setting. All TUFF films can be seen online, and viewers are encouraged to cast their vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award from September 4th to 12th. The top 10 Viewers’ Choice films play on the TTC on Sunday, September 15th.

More informations please check : http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com

To mark the end of another successful year, the award-winning films will screen on Monday, September 16th, highlighting the brilliant work of TUFF’s talented filmmakers.

Returning to the festival is The Screening Room at The Drake Hotel. Relax, kick-back and enjoy 85 minutes of back-to-back TUFF from Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 15th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Room 222. Admittance is free.

TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters, and is funded by NBCUniversal Canada and the Ontario Arts Council.
Where to find TUFF: http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com