TCIFF 2013 “LOVE.MESSAGE.ACTION”
Social justice through film, faith & forum.
On September 20th to 22nd 2013
Sept. 20 @ BM/TM – 1515 Bloor Street West
Sept. 21-22 @ Innis Town Hall, UofT – 2 Sussex Ave
TCIFF will be hosting a three-day film festival, downtown Toronto, presenting compelling screenings, workshops, networking events, exhibitors, awards presentation and receptions.
TCIFF 2013 LOVE.MESSAGE.ACTION films will emphasize the following social injustices:
1) the hungry
2) the thirsty
3) the estranged or homeless
4) the naked
5) the sick
6) the imprisoned
Who will hear the cry of the hungry or the thirsty, the estranged or the homeless, the sick or the naked and the imprisoned and left to die? Who will help those abroad? Who will stop for the one in front of you? We must because we can.
Matthew 25:35-36 Amplified Bible (AMP)
35 For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you brought Me together with yourselves and welcomed and entertained and lodged Me,
36 I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me with help and ministering care, I was in prison and you came to see Me.
TCIFF 2013 LOVE.MESSAGE.ACTION will use film and forum to:
1) Artistically display the motivating power of love.
2) Identify the messages behind film and their subconscious impact.
3) Promote positive action towards universal social justice and human welfare.
TCIFF is a vehicle to:
1) Bring diverse cultures together in an atmosphere of peace, hospitality, harmony and compassion.
2) Promote social awareness and media consciousness through film and forum.
3) Inspire action through our personal and collective purposes, potentials, visions, passions and gifts.
4) Present various courses of action through our vendors, speakers and workshops.
TCIFF 2013 LOVE.MESSAGE.ACTION was born from a haunting question, “What does God’s love look like?” A conclusion was made shortly thereafter. God’s love in action is noticeably displayed through people as they apply their faith to help others in extraordinary ways. Furthermore, God is a God of justice and righteousness (Psalm 48:10), and according to Dr. Cornel West, “justice is what love looks like in pubic.” Therefore, TCIFF is a love response to our current social injustices and aims to elicit this response in others.
Top 7 Things You Should Expect at TCIFF…
1 Films that inspire you to do better for yourself and others.
2 Films that affect, enhance or challenge your personal philosophies.
3 Films that show the current state of our world and its inconvenient truths.
4 People who have a passion for the craft of filmmaking.
5 People who are willing to “be the change they want to see in the world.” (Mahatma Ghandhi)
6 People who use faith as the key to unlocking purpose and potential to really make a difference.
7 In-depth talks filled with encouragement & empowerment.
“Justice is what love looks like in public, just like tenderness is what love feels like in private.” – Dr. Cornel West, philosopher
“Art can be a powerful medium for social change by bringing people together, raising awareness, instilling hope, and inspiring action.” – Diaky Diaz, founder of the Artivist Film Festival
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Irish orator, philosopher, & politician
Build upon the Cornerstone!
If you would like to get involved with TCIFF in any way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org