While the red carpets of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) garner headlines, a smaller film festival is ensuring commuters on the TTC get their share of entertainment as well.
Onestop and Art for Commuters announce TUFF award winners at Closing Party
Toronto, Ontario [September 19, 2010] - The winners of this year's 4th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) which played on Onestop's TTC network of digital displays on subway platforms were announced at its annual award ceremony, hosted at The Drake Hotel. The event drew the attention of a record breaking audience full of film-makers, enthusiasts, TUFF jury members, media, and even mayoralty candidate Joe Pantalone.
ONESTOP and Art for Commuters Launches 2010 Toronto Urban Film Festival on TTC
Canada's award-winning film festival uses digital technologies to engage filmmakers and fans online and underground on Onestop's TTC Network
Genie Award Winning and Academy Award Nominated Deepa Mehta announced as the 2010 Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) Guest Judge
Toronto, Ontario [May 4, 2010] -- Deepa Mehta, whose dazzling film trilogy, Fire, Earth, Water, captivated audiences worldwide will be this year's Guest Judge for the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) airing on Onestop's network of digital displays in the Toronto Transit System in September. Mehta will choose the Top 3 films of the 2010 festival as well as the winners of the WIFT-T Award for Most Ambitious Film by a Female Director, and the Naish McHugh Award for Emerging Filmmakers, a $2,500 cash award from the City of Toronto.
Launch the 5th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) with TTC Chair Karen Stintz, Joe Donaldson, VP of Marketing, Pattison Outdoor and Sharon Switzer, Executive Director, TUFF
Friday, September 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM (Sharp!)
The Southbound Platform, Dundas Station *
- The “underground” alternative to TIFF
- Silent, one-minute films screened on platform screens through the Toronto subway
One-Minute Silent Films Return to Subway Platforms across Toronto
September 7 - 17, 2012
Toronto, Ontario [September 5, 2012] – The Toronto Urban Film Festival, North America’s largest commuter film festival, is ready to roll out its sixth annual edition. For 11 days, from September 7 - 17, 2012, Toronto’s subway system will become a standing-room-only cinema showcasing the world’s best one-minute, silent films to over one million viewers.
The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), North America’s largest commuter film festival, announced its 2012 award recipients and celebrated the best in ultra-short animation, film and video at the 6th annual TUFF Awards Gala held tonight at The Drake Hotel in Toronto.
Canadian Cult Filmmaker, Bruce McDonald, To Guest Judge 7th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) Toronto’s Subway Film Festival
Toronto, ON [April 15, 2013] -- Canadian cult filmmaker, Bruce McDonald, will guest judge the 7th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), it was announced today. Known for his unique voice and offbeat sense of humour, McDonald has an impressive body of work that includes such award-winning films as Highway 61 (1991), Hard Core Logo (1996), Picture Claire (2001) and Pontypool (2008).
Silent Film Festival Ready To Roll On Subway Platform Screens
September 6 - 16, 2013
Toronto, Ontario [September 4, 2013] – The Toronto Urban Film Festival, North America’s largest commuter film festival, is ready to roll with its 7th annual edition. For 11 days, from September 6 - 16, 2013, Pattison Onestop’s Toronto subway platform screens will become a citywide underground theatre, screening the world’s best one-minute, silent films to over one million daily commuters.
The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) North America’s largest commuter film festival, is ready to roll with its 8th annual edition. For 11 days from September 5 to 15, 2014, PATTISON Onestop’s Toronto subway platform screens present some of the world’s best 1-minute, silent films to over 1 million daily commuters.
TUFF 2014 - Maarit Suomi-Väänänen Minispectacles Trio Takes Top Honour; Other Award Winners Announced
TORONTO ON, September 14, 2014 – The 8th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), North America’s largest commuter film festival, announced its 2014 award recipients tonight at a special gala reception held at the Drake Hotel in Toronto.
TUFF Launches 9th Annual Public Film Festival With 9 Days of Films in the TTC and across Canada September, 12 – 20, 2015
Toronto, Canada (September 9, 2015) – The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), North America’s largest commuter film festival, is ready to roll out some of the world’s best one-minute silent films to millions of viewers across the Toronto subway system from September 12 to 20, 2015.
TUFF Announces 2015 Festival Winners - Toronto’s Ananya Ohri Takes Top Honour with Castles on the Ground
Toronto ON, September, 20, 2015 – The 9th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), North America’s largest commuter film festival, announced its 2015 award recipients tonight at a special gala reception held at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. TUFF 2015 award winning films will screen every five minutes on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 on PATTISON Onestop’s subway platform screens in stations across the city.
The 80 finalist videos in the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) are now running on OneStop screens across TTC platforms, and on the TUFF website.
Heirs to a Great Tradition
It takes guts to make a silent film about our noisy world. We are urbanites; our lives are filled with sound, and it seems that the essence of our city, with its millions of people and machines, could only be captured by something very loud. A silent film—about Toronto, anyway—seems awfully abstract.
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In Toronto, every year, at precisely this time, once verdant leaves quiver tenuously on their branches, long shadows overtake the sidewalks and hungry wasps infiltrate the city's cafÃ©s for that final bit of sweetness. Though this emblematic repetition could easily point to a change of the seasons in any other city, in Toronto it means something else: TIFF is coming.
There’s a lot more than a vowel separating TUFF from TIFF. The Toronto Urban Film Festival will see its share of line-ups but they’ll be on subway platforms where the short-listed one-minute films will be looping for the next week and a half. Eighty films in eight categories explore the urban experience from a variety of perspectives: The City is a Poem, The Emotional City and The Medium is the Message, are three of the quirkier themes.
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Torontonians are invited to submit their one-minute silent films that are of interest to an urban population to The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF).
This year, award-winning Canadian filmmaker - and Torontonian - Atom Egoyan will judge the festival, which is looking for submissions from Canadian and international filmmakers, animators and video artists.
Anything that lessens the agony of Toronto’s subway system at rush hour – alleviating the flat-out anguish inflicted by assorted seat-hogging, loud-talking, grease-eating doorway blockers - is aces in our books.
So we welcome the news that the fifth annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) – which brings various silent, one-minute films by filmmakers to 300 subway platform screens in 60 subway stations across Toronto – will once again be running from September 9 to 18, not coincidentally complementing another festival you may have heard of called TIFF.
The Reel Guys take the TTC – usually on the way to a movie – and find that the worst part of the trip is that you can’t watch movies while you wait for the train … until now. Starting on Friday, the Toronto Urban Film Festival will play dozens of movies on the ONESTOP TTC subway platform screens for an estimated audience of 1.3 million daily commuters. The Reel Guys got a sneak peek at 10 of the one minute short films.
Du 9 au 18 septembre, le Festival du film urbain de Toronto (TUFF) prend d’assaut les écrans des stations de métro de la TTC pour la cinquième année consécutive.
À cette occasion, une soixantaine de courts métrages silencieux d’une minute briseront la monotonie des trajets de plus d’un million d’usagers quotidiens du réseau souterrain des quais Nord et Sud des stations Bloor, Dundas et St Andrew.
TTC hosts film festival
Check out TUFF in the subway through to Sept. 18
TTC hosts film festival. Sharon Switzer, digital content and programming curator for the ONESTOP Media Group at the Toronto Urban Film Festival launch. (Sept. 9, 2011) Staff photo/JUSTIN SKINNER
As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) makes headlines above-ground, the TTC will be home to a film festival of its own.
One-Minute Films Return to Subway Platform Screens And Locate at Toronto's Hippest Venue, The Drake Hotel September 9 - 18, 2011
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - The official selections for the 5th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) were announced today at a press conference located on the southbound platform of the Dundas subway station and attended by TTC Chair Karen Stintz.
While TIFF has been grabbing all the headlines, it's easy to forget about one of the other film festivals taking place in Toronto this week. Now in its fifth year, the Toronto Urban Film Festival is truly the people's festival, screened for free on TTC platforms throughout the city. While it doesn't have the red carpets, gifting lounges or, um, movie theatres and audio, what it does have is a line-up of 67 curated films playing every 10 minutes at most Toronto subway stations, and non-stop at Bloor, Dundas and St. Andrew.
There’s another film festival in the city that caters to those who don’t have the time, money or patience for TIFF.
The eighth annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) may share the same dates and a fairly similar name to the star-studded TIFF, but the event, which claims to be “North America’s largest commuter film festival,” couldn’t be more different.
While many Torontonians are focused on TIFF this time of year, there is a whole other world of film happening underground. TUFF, the Toronto Underground Film Festival, runs Sept 5 to 15.
Director Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World) serves as guest judge for this year’s Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), a commuter showcase of one-minute-long silent shorts.
Also wrapping up on the weekend was the Toronto Urban Film Festival. The top prize was awarded toMinispectacles Trio: