Super Channel and the Canadian Film Fest (CFF), an indie-festival dedicated to celebrating Canadian filmmakers, announced that they have partnered to bring a virtual edition of the recently postponed 2020 CFF to Canadian film fans across the nation, with the Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel. This is the first time the event has been delivered virtually, and Brantford residents will be especially pleased to hear that a movie shot primarily in our great City will be the first feature film presented.
Beginning Thursday, May 21 and running for three consecutive weekends, nine feature films that were slated to premiere at the CFF this past March, will air on Super Channel Fuse (available through most cable providers for $9.95/month) on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. All festival feature films will have a linear only limited run, so viewers are encouraged to catch them while they can and experience them festival-style during their linear broadcast. In addition, 25 short films from the CFF will be peppered into the schedule around the feature film presentations for viewers to enjoy as part of the film festival experience. The Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel will immerse viewers in a virtual festival experience complete with pre-recorded and live Q&As with filmmakers, access to industry programs online (panel discussions, masterclass) and a virtual awards presentation.
The Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel will kick off on May 21 with The Cuban (director: Sergio Navarretta), starring Ana Golija from Degrassi: Next Class and Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., which follows a young Afghan immigrant’s unexpected friendship with an elderly Cuban musician in this coming-of-age drama about the power of music over Alzheimer’s. The Cuban was partially filmed in Cuba, and right here in Brantford, Ontario. The cast and crew of The Cuban spent approximately 2 weeks here and filmed at over 6 locations. Those locations include: the Sanderson Centre, Club NV, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home, Dalhousie Street, and more. Watch the film premiere on Super Channel Fuse on May 21 and see if you can spot some famous Brantford locations.
Visit the Canadian Film Festival (CFF) website for more information.