Regent Park Film Festival is a non-profit community film festival dedicated to showcasing independent works relevant to residents of the largest and oldest public housing in Canada. Regent Park is an area in transition, largely populated by new immigrants. The films we present, free-of-charge, are made locally, nationally and internationally, and reflect some of our key themes: immigration, inner city issues, poverty, sexuality, urban redevelopment, cultural identity and multicultural relationships Regent Park residents are encouraged to create media works, through our free professional media arts training workshops, and engage in debates through our panel discussions. Annually, films made by Regent Park residents are highlighted in our Community Stories: Youth Media Program on Opening Night and during our Family Program, supporting self-representation and creating dialogue with guest youth filmmakers from other parts of the World. We also offer year-round community screenings through our Free Monthly Film Club at the Toronto Public Library, Parliament Branch and through community co-presentation partnerships.
Regent Park is an area in transition, largely populated by new immigrants and Aboriginal Peoples. Created in 2003, Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is Toronto's ONLY free-of-charge community film festival dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to residents of the largest and oldest public housing in Canada. The films we present reflect key themes such as, immigration, inner city issues, poverty, sexuality, urban redevelopment,cultural identity and multicultural relationships. RPFF’s principle activity is to organize an annual festival along with year-round school and community screenings, panel discussions, performances and professional training at no cost. The festival aims to reach isolated communities throughout Regent Park and beyond and provide a forum for them to engage in critical dialogue on social issues and to enjoy films from all over the world.