For the 14th consecutive year, RBC celebrates unique perspectives in film as an official sponsor of the Toronto Film Festival. RBC continues support not only Toronto, but Canada’s vibrant arts community. Aiming to connect film lovers through compelling programs, experiences, and events at the 46th annual Toronto International Film Festival.
As an important sponsor of this year’s celebration, RBC will once again collaborate with TIFF on both digital and in-person screenings and events. From September 9th-18th there will be exciting conversations and projects that represent diversity and inclusion within the film community. Programs like RBC Lakeside Drive-In and Best Seats in the House are back again, Women in Film will return new and improved.
RBC X TIFF
The striking viewing experience at the RBC Lakeside Drive-In at Ontario Place will return for the second year in a row. Last year, this concept was brought to life and was forced to pivot due to COVID-19 constraints.
This Drive-In theatre will premiere both Canadian and international films. Offering a high-quality viewing experience for films like Dear Evan Hansen, The Forgiven, The Guilty and The Starling. Check out a full screening list for full movie details.
“The past eighteen months have been challenging, said Mary DePaoli, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “But the creative class has shown resilience, vibrancy and courage, using their platforms to unite the world through innovation and storytelling. For the film community, the future is brighter than ever, and RBC is so proud to be a part of their journey”.
On top of everything else, the “Best Seats in the House” contest is back! This contest acknowledges small businesses that are dedicated to boosting our communities over the past two years. The contest is in partnership with Toronto Life magazine, film fans can nominate small business owners to attend the RBC Lakeside Drive-In for a night. For information please visit here.
Women In Film Video Series
As partners TIFF and RBC are working developing Women in Film video series. Creating the TIFF Storytellers’ Spotlight: A Women in Film Panel, presented by RBC. This virtual discussion will bring together new and veteran filmmakers for a conversation on the film industry. Taking place on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 10:30 am EST, the panel will feature three Festival filmmakers.
“We are so excited and grateful for our partnership with RBC this year,” said Joana Vicente, TIFF Executive Director & Co-Head. “RBC was one of our first major supporters of Share Her Journey when we launched in 2017. Without the support of partners who shared our bold vision for change, the impact and results that this initiative has delivered for women creators simply wouldn’t have been possible. We look forward to deepening this work”.
RBC is proud to announce these initiatives. As supporter of growth for filmmakers, actors, and artists at every stage of their careers.
Feature Image: Angelina Earley, Flickr