TIFF Next Wave Film Festival Inspiring Youth

Attention all movie lovers. The fourth annual TIFF Next Wave Film Festival™ is on next week starting Friday, February 13th and will run until Sunday, February 15th. This film festival allows youth aged 14 to 18 to experience cinema from all over the world including films from Poland, France, Taiwan, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

What makes this film festival incredibly unique is that the committee is formed of a voluntary advisory team of 12 young students who are passionate about film. The committee has carefully selected a roster of films that are transcendent to their generation discussing issues their peers deal with everyday. There are captivating films about breakdancing, gender identity, immigration and rock photography.

The opening night will feature Battle of the Scores, where six high school bands will perform their original soundtrack for a short film scene directed by Nate Wilson. Other events include the Talent Lab and the films from the winners of the 24-Hour Film Challenge will be screened on Sunday, February 15th. Plus special guests Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones and Skins) and Jessica Rothe will be in attendance for the world premiere of Lily & Kat.

Lily & Kat directed by Micael Preysler

Check out the list of films being screened at the film festival HERE

But tickets today for a moving cinematic experience and explore important issues youth face. Free film screenings apply to high school students.