Multimedia Film Festival of York Region

Join several York Region filmmakers, including two from Markham, at the Markham Civic Centre on Thursday, May 10, 2012 to celebrate the premier public screening of their inspiring films as part of the third annual Multimedia Film Festival of York Region (MMFFYR), themed “Rich Tapestry; Mosaic Fragments”.
 

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and supported by the Town of Markham, a total of 13 short films by York Region filmmakers, including two from Markham, ranging from students to professional filmmakers, will be showcased.  These documentaries, photo voice, docu-dramas, dramas and animations focus on the environment, social issues and diversity, including stories about bullying, homophobia, the importance of supporting local farmers, and our rising addiction to video games.
 
“This festival gives filmmakers across the Region the opportunity to share their perspectives on life in the Region during a period of extraordinary growth and adaptation,” said Festival Program Manager, Mona el Baroudi.
 
General admission is $6.00. Advance tickets are available through the Newmarket Theatre Box Office starting May 1, 2012.  Call 905-953-5300 ext 2813 or visit www.yorkregionfilmfestival.ca.  Tickets will also be available at the door at the Markham Civic Centre on May 10, 2012.
 
The municipalities of Markham, Aurora, Georgina, King, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and East Gwillimbury are the hosts for the third annual Film Festival of York Region, which runs throughout May, 2012. The Closing Gala and awards ceremony will be hosted on June 5, 2012.
 
FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
 

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Centre of the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B7
 
Thursday May 10th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Town of Georgina
Stephen Leacock Theatre
130 Gwendolyn Blvd
Keswick, ON L4P 3W8
 
Thursday May 10th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Town of Markham
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Blvd
Markham, ON L3R 9W3
 
Thursday May 10th, 2012 
7:00-9:00pm  
King Township
Nobleton United Church
6076 King Rd. West
Nobleton, Ontario  L0G 1N0
 
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment
19 Civic Ave
Stouffville, ON L4A 1G5
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Town of Newmarket
Municipal Offices, Council Chambers
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
 
Thursday May 17th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
Town of Aurora
The Aurora Cultural Centre
22 Church Street
Aurora, ON L4G 1G4
 
Wednesday May 16th, 2012
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
City of Vaughan
Vaughan City Hall, Multipurpose Room, Level 100
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Thursday May 17th, 2012
7:00-9:00pm  
The Town of East Gwillimbury
19000 Leslie Street,
Sharon, ON.
 

   Tuesday, June 5th, 2012                         Awards and Closing Gala      
   6:30-10:30pm                                         Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall
  200 Doug Duncan Drive
  Newmarket, ON

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