WHO WE ARE:
The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (LEFT) is an artist-run film festival in
organized by Founder
is a not-for-profit cultural organization, founded by veterans of the arts and film industry as Canada's First Fan Film Festival beginning in 2012. Our staff have contributed to numerous award winning films that have screened at festivals globally.
acknowledges film as the premier artistic medium of our era and seeks to expand both the ability of artists to create with film, and the public's awareness and appreciation of this diverse and uniquely modern art form.
The goals of LEFT
- Create new opportunities and challenges for filmmakers.
- Provide the film community with support and growth potential.
- Foster a presence for independent film makers within the greater arts community.
- Educate and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing screenings of independent film.
We want to show YOUR
work to the world, reward you with CASH & PRIZES
, and encourage YOU
to make more!
HOW WE DIFFER FROM OTHER FESTIVALS:
What sets LEFT
apart from other film festivals is our content. Our focus is on independent features and short films, some of which are meant to be “lost episode” satires of popular and cult television shows (ex. Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Magnum PI, etc). LEFT
is targeted at anyone who has ever fallen in love with a television show, and wished it was still around - now it can be! Fans and filmmakers alike can create their own "lost episodes", and we will showcase them. This is a festival by and for fans of great cult classics of television and genre cinema.
WHAT WE WILL BE SCREENING:
We will be showing the following types of content:
- Fan Films
- Feature Length Genre Films & Shorts
- Full Episodes and Short Clips satirizing Cult TV Shows, and original fan created shows
- "Sweded" content, including intros for Cult TV Shows
- Live action versions of cartoons / Cartoon versions of live action
- Commercials for products and shows that don't exist
- Fake trailers for films
All in the spirit of the festival having a great television feel.
We show all types of indie genre films: Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action, Animation
, and more!
2015 Call for entries is now OPEN.
Theatrical screenings Aug 7-9th, 2015
FULL FILM SCHEDULE AND SCREENING TIMES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE JULY. ( see schedule )
Our theatrical screenings take place at the Carlton Cinema
, the first fully licensed theatre in Toronto. Conveniently located in downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street, steps away from College Subway Station at Yonge street.
All photography for our festival is graciously provided by the very talented Larry Coker (unless specified otherwise)