TUFF is like TIFF without the theatres, stars and parties
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.
Also this year, the Drake is hosting a TUFF screening room (Room 222) where the silent films can be watched on a 67 minute loop. The screening room is open this Friday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Also worth mentioning is that a free panel discussion takes place at the Drake today (6pm) on the topic of urban screens and new art forms and that the Top 10 Viewers' Choices will screen this Saturday. All films can be viewed (and voted for) on the festival's web site.