Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Two Toronto Animation Events


On Thursday, March 6, something called The Toronto Animation Industry Night will take place at Veritas, 234 King Street East. The doors open at 6:30. I will probably be attending, though I have to admit I have no idea who is behind this or if the evening has any sort of agenda.


Frédéric Back is a giant of the Canadian animation world. He has won Oscars and other major awards. The artwork in his films is stunning and will be on display at three separate galleries in Toronto from March 14 to 21.

Work from Crac! and Tout-Rien will be at the Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road. Their hours are Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 to 6:30 and on Thursday from 2:00 to 6:30. On Friday March 14, this exhibit will open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Frédéric Back being present.

Work from The Man Who Planted Trees will be at the Centre Francophone de Toronto, 20 Lower Spadina Avenue. Their hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00.

Art from The Mighty River will be exhibited at the Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough Arts Council, 1859 Kingston Road in Scarborough. Hours there are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 and on Saturday from 11:00 to 4:00.

In addition, there will be a free screening of Back's films Tout-Rien, Crac!, The Mighty River and The Man Who Planted Trees in 35mm at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West (near Bathurst Station) on Saturday, March 15 at 4 p.m. There will also be a video screening of his earlier films at Alliance Française de Toronto on Monday, March 17 at 7.

1 comment:

Cooked Art said...

Hey Mark,

I could be wrong, but I believe Alexis Victor at Starz is spearheading the event.

As for agenda... it seems open to me too... it seems like it's aiming to be a networking event with some screenings on the side. I suppose we'll all see soon enough!