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REEL CANADA is a national initiative of members of the film and television industry in Toronto, designed to bring Canadian films into Canadian classrooms. It is endorsed and supported by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee that includes some of our most prominent filmmakers and producers; Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Robert Lantos, Gabriella Martinelli, Gordon Pinsent and Veronica Tennant have all put their personal endorsement on this vital project. It has financial support and/or sponsorship from all three levels of government and all major professional guilds (directors, writers and actors) and Mayor David Miller is an active patron.
Essentially, REEL CANADA is a day-long travelling film festival that moves from one school to another.
Each event includes films chosen by the students themselves from a curated program of features, documentaries, animated programs and shorts. Special guest speakers such as actors, directors and other prominent personalities present the films and take part in Q&A’s with the students.