Toronto Shorts Fest Screens Gems from Around the Globe

First Weekend Club is proud to join forces with Toronto International Short Film Festival, which opens November 12th at the Carlton Cinemas and runs till the 14th. This year Toronto Shorts Fest will feature over 60 films from twelve countries from around the world in a range of genres. Each film program is 90 minutes in length, followed by a Q+A with directors and producers.

Priya Rao will host the Q&A after Program 3, on Wednesday November 12 at 9.55pmTickets can be found here.

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First Weekend Club has 5 double passes to giveaway to Toronto members to see the advance screening of The Captive, with director Atom Egoyan in attendance for a Q&A.

Winners will be notified by Tuesday August 26th and contacted by email.
The screening is on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Please note, winners must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to screening time to collect their double pass.

Show Time: 7:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
259 Richmond Street West
You must be 19 years of age or older to enter the contest.

Here’s How to Enter

Option A: Via Email

Step 1) If you are a registered FirstWeekendClub.ca member (you get our newsletters and e-mails regularly) simply send your first and last name, and email address to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca The subject line of your email must say: “The Captive” If chosen you will be contacted at the email address you provide.

Not a firstweekendclub.ca member? Click on the link and sign-up to become a member. It’s free, and you’ll receive our monthly newsletter, and email alerts when a great Canadian Film is coming to your city!

Link:   http://www.firstweekendclub.ca/site12/join

Step 2) When you receive your membership confirmation email, simply forward it to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca , if you are a chosen winner, you will be contacted at the email address you forwarded it from.

 
Option B: Social Sharing Please

Facebook
Like us on Facebook.com/FirstWeekendClub and post the following:

“If you’re a #CdnFilmFan, being a @FirstWeekendClub subscriber has it’s perks! WIN TIX to see #TheCaptiv in Toronto. http://firstweekendclub.ca/site12/read/fwc-blog/my-blog-posts/submission/mysubmissions/blog

Twitter

Tweet the following :

Are you a #CdnFilmFan ? Become a @1stWeekendClub email subscriber for a chance to win tix to #TheCaptive http://firstweekendclub.ca/site12/read/fwc-blog/my-blog-posts/submission/mysubmissions/blog

Winners will be notified by Tuesday afternoon, August 26th.
Please note, winners must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to screening time to collect their double pass.

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Tags: #CdnFilmFan, #TheCaptive

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First Weekend Club has 15 double passes to giveaway to Vancouver members to see the advance screening of The F Word, a film by Michael Dowse and starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

Winners will be notified by Friday April 15th and contacted by email.
The screening is on Monday April 18th at 7:00 PM.
You must be 19 years of age or older to enter the contest.

Here’s How to Enter

Option A: Via Email

Step 1) If you are a registered FirstWeekendClub.ca member (you get our newsletters and e-mails regularly) simply send your first and last name, and email address to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca The subject line of your email must say: “The F Word” If chosen you will be contacted at the email address you provide.

Not a firstweekendclub.ca member? Click on the link and sign-up to become a member. It’s free, and you’ll receive our monthly newsletter, and email alerts when a great Canadian Film is coming to your city!

Link:   http://www.firstweekendclub.ca/site12/join

Step 2) When you receive your membership confirmation email, simply forward it to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca , if you are a chosen winner, you will be contacted at the email address you forwarded it from.

 
Option B: Social Sharing Please

Facebook
Like us on Facebook.com/FirstWeekendClub and post the following:

“If you’re a #CdnFilmFan, being a  @FirstWeekendClub subscriber has it’s perks! WIN TIX to see #TheFWord in Vancouver ! http://firstweekendclub.ca/site12/read/fwc-blog/item/win-a-double-pass-to-the-advance-screening-of-the-f-word

Twitter
Tweet the following :

Are you a #CdnFilmFan ? Become a @1stWeekendClub email subscriber for a chance to win tix to #TheFWord! http://firstweekendclub.ca/site12/read/fwc-blog/item/win-a-double-pass-to-the-advance-screening-of-the-f-word

Winners will be notified by Friday evening, August 15th.
Please note, winners must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to screening time to collect their double pass.

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First Weekend Club chats with Elan Mastai, screenwriter behind The F Word. Mastai has been recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.

Elan Mastai’s much buzzed about script has traveled in many circles, getting picked up by indie producers, and even Fox Searchlight along the way. Nothing quite stuck, until the right people got involved.

 

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In Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction actress Liane Balaban has to work hard to resist the charms of a certain young doctor, played by Taylor Kitsch. First Weekend Club caught up with the busy actress for a quick Q&A about her latest film.

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Win a pass to the film by entering our CAPTION THIS campaign on our Facebook Page and add your wittiest caption to the still from the film.  

Join the game on our Facebook Page here  and see you at the cinema!

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Canadian director Xavier Dolan was awarded the Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Mommy, a French-language drama about a mother looking after a teenage son with ADHD, shot in 1:1 aspect ratio (a square). It is the remarkable 25-year-old filmmaker’s fifth full-length feature. He is the first Canadian to win the coveted award since 1989.

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Getting into the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is no small feat, but three Canadian filmmakers accomplished just that– with a record three Canadian films in competition for the Palme d’Or.

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First Weekend Club has 10 double passes to giveaway to Vancouver members and 10 double passes for Toronto members to see Cas & Dylan (valid starting Monday April 7th)

Winners will be notified by Friday April 4th and contacted by email.
Must be 19 years of age or older.

Here’s How to Enter

Option A: Via Email

Step 1) If you are a registered FirstWeekendClub.ca member (you get our newsletters and e-mails regularly) simply send your first and last name, and email address to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca If chosen you will be contacted at the email address you provide.

Not a firstweekendclub.ca member? Click on the link and sign-up to become a member. It’s free, and you’ll receive our monthly newsletter, and email alerts when a great Canadian Film is coming to your city!

Link:   http://www.firstweekendclub.ca/site12/join

Step 2) When you receive your membership confirmation email, simply forward it to  contest@firstweekendclub.ca , if you are a chosen winner, you will be contacted at the email address you forwarded it from.

 
Option B: Social Sharing Please

Like us on Facebook.com/FirstWeekendClub and share the link to this contest, tag @1stWeekendClub #CasDylanMovie

Or Tweet the link to this blog-contest and mention both @1stWeekendClub and @CasDylanMovie

Winners will be notified by Friday evening, April 4th.

About Cas & Dylan:
When 61-year-old self-proclaimed loner and terminally ill, Dr. Cas Pepper, reluctantly agrees to give 22-year-old social misfit, Dylan Morgan, a very short lift home, the last thing he anticipates is that he will strike her angry boyfriend with his car, find himself on the lam, and ultimately drive across the country with an aspiring young writer determined to help him overcome his own bizarre case of suicide note writer’s block. But as fate would have it, that is exactly what happens. Suddenly Cas’s solo one-way trip out West isn’t so solo. With Dylan at his side, the two take off on an adventure that will open their eyes to some of life’s lessons – both big and small.

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