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Sep 02


The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns to transit screens across the Toronto subway system, September 9 – 18, 2011. The popular festival will show a mixed program of 1-minute, silent shorts at 10-minute intervals throughout the day. Genres include animation, film and video. Films also screen continuously at three subway stations: Bloor (north and southbound platforms), St Andrew (southbound platform), and Dundas (southbound platform).

This year, TUFF has teamed with The Drake Hotel to offer non-transit-taking film fans a way to watch all 67 films. The Screening Room will offer all eight TUFF programs in a 67-minute loop, beginning Friday, September 16th. Screenings take place from 11 AM to 5 PM in Room 222.  Admittance is free.

The TUFF experience kicks-off Friday, September 9th at a public event and press conference hosted by TTC Chair Karen Stintz, Michael Girgis and Sharon Switzer on the southbound platform at the Dundas subway station. Watch for winners to be announced September 18th at an event attended by this year’s Guest Judge, Atom Egoyan.


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