Quickening directed by Haya Waseem in Co-presentation with Future of Film Showcase x TIFF Next Wave

Three films set in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) featuring women in very different stages in their lives. Join us for the co-presentation of feature film Quickening directed by Haya Waseem and 2 short films Abuela by Rebeca Ortiz and Eve Parade by Rebeccah Love screening for the opening night of FOFS’ 9th annual festival.

Quickening is a story about a Pakistani Canadian teenager who loses her virginity at college, only for her first love to break up with her. Her sense of reality begins to unravel, and she becomes alienated as she struggles to belong.

The screening will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A moderated by Aashna Thakkar.

June 17 at 7:00-10:00pm EST
Scotiabank Theatre
259 Richmond St. W., Toronto

Accessibility Information

  • Proof of vaccination required by all Festival guests, masks encouraged.
  • This event will have ASL interpretation.
  • Both short films will include open captions.
  • The feature film, Quickening, includes closed captioning accessible via Scotiabank Theatre’s Captiview devices, available upon request.
  • Limited number of accessible seating inside the auditorium.
  • Guide animals permitted.
  • Elevator and escalator access inside theatre.
  • Click here for Scotiabank Theatre’s full accessibility policy.
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