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CineSeries: La Belle Epoque – Cancelled

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March 30, 2016

This event has been Cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. 

When: Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm
Where: Galaxy Cinemas, Cambridge Centre
355 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
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France | 2019 | 115 mins

Director: Nicolas Bedos

Synopsis:

This high-concept comedy from Nicolas Bedos (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman) shrewdly taps into our current technological anxieties and our most basic desire to revisit our glory days. Starring Daniel Auteuil, Fanny Ardant, and Guillaume Canet, La Belle Époque blurs historical eras while tracking a charismatic curmudgeon’s existential reckoning.

Victor (Auteuil) is a sexagenarian cartoonist whose long-time publisher has eliminated their print edition and, with it, his gig. No fan of AI or VR, Victor likes turning pages, touching flesh, and seeing what’s actually before him. Alas, what’s before him is a resentful wife, Marianne (Ardant), who can no longer stand him. “I think you’ve been alive too long,” Marianne confesses during one of her rages.

Longing to escape the present, Victor opts to return to the past — or a simulacrum of it. Enter Time Travellers, a service that immerses clients in a painstaking reenactment of whatever historical moment its actors, designers, and builders can conjure. Victor hires Time Travellers to return him to May 16, 1974, the day he first met Marianne in a Lyon café. He finds himself beguiled by every detail, from the vintage editions of Libération to the punchy plastic egg holders to Margo (Doria Tillier), the actress he accepts as the Marianne he fell for 45 years ago. It feels like a beautiful dream. But what happens when it’s time to wake up?

Handsomely crafted, La Belle Epoque cleverly works through the complications of blurring fact and fantasy. – Screen Daily

Everything clicks here, all the time. – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

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CIGI Cinema Series: Ice on Fire – March 18 – Cancelled

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March 30, 2016

This Event Has been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns

Tues, 18 March 2020

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Location

CIGI Campus Auditorium

67 Erb St. W.

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2

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About “Ice on Fire”

Produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, George DiCaprio and Mathew Schmid and directed by Leila Conners, Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.

About the Cinema Series

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

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VOLUNTEER

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March 30, 2016

Application form

Each year, GRFF relies on volunteer film enthusiasts to present a festival of great film and programs. People are needed to assist in all areas of the festival – there is a role for everyone! As ambassadors for both the Festival and the Region of Waterloo, being pleasant, helpful and professional are key requirements for a GRFF volunteer.

Even though you are helping us out immensely, volunteering can also benefit you! These benefits can include real life skills for your resumé, tickets to GRFF screenings, the fabulous experience of taking part in a film festival, and high school community service hours.

If you are interested in lending your time and talents to GRFF, email volunteer@grff.ca for further information.

Name:*
E-mail:*
Phone:
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Subject:*
What type of volunteer position are you looking for?*
Tell us how you heard about GRFF and why you would like to volunteer:

* Indicates required fields

Opportunities for 2020 include:

1. Publicity Coordinator
As Publicity Coordinator, you will assist in creating and distributing intriguing press releases that promote the festival and upcoming events, establish a rapport with local media outlets, respond to media inquiries, coordinate interview inquiries, research media contacts and maintain an up to date media database.

Work in collaboration with the Marketing team, Festival Program Committee, and Fundraising Committee to market the film and events program to targeted audiences; prepare a strategic timeline for all available avenues of media coverage, convey that to our media partners, and ensure schedule is met.

You will have an opportunity to develop relationships with media both within and beyond Waterloo Region, manage media inquiries and interview requests, and assist the social media team to engage audiences across traditional and new media.

2. Content Marketing Coordinator
The Content Marketing Coordinator role is a shared responsibility with the Marketing Chair to curate and distributes “shareable” content on the appropriate platforms. You will assist with drafting and scheduling posts, and identifying new opportunities as they arise.

Skills for this role that are great to have:

  • The ability to curate content through online research that aligns with brand objectives
  • The ability to create coherent content that resonates with the identified audience personas and front lines the brand message
  • The ability to write creatively with some narrative
  • Photography and/or Video Skills will be an asset not required.
3. Secretary on the Board of Directors
Board Involvement, Duties & Obligations are to participate in monthly board meetings and the annual general meeting at various locations across Waterloo Region. You should understand and demonstrate a commitment to GRFF’s mandate, strategic planning and programs.  As Secretary you will:

  • Work with the chair to send out the agenda prior to each meeting.  Ensures all rules and bylaws of the organization are adhered to by the board during meetings and the implementation of board decisions. The secretary is also in charge of the records and documentation for the organization.
  • Record the minutes of each board meeting. The secretary records everything that happens during the meeting including what was discussed, what actions were voted on and what actions are being taken as a result.  Distributes the meeting minutes to the board members following the meeting.
  • Throughout the year, distribute documentation to the board and members as well as complete any legal filings on behalf of the organization on time. Ensures that all records are properly and safely stored.
  • The secretary makes sure that the board’s actions are in line with legal requirements and the organization’s bylaws.

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COVID-19 Update

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March 30, 2016

A message from the Board of Directors

To our guests, volunteers, sponsors and partners,

As we have seen over the past week, there has been an escalation of cancellations of events of all sizes in response to COVID-19. We have been monitoring the situation closely, as the situation has been constantly evolving. Ultimately, based on the official recommendation of the Ministry of Health and the Region of Waterloo, we have made the difficult and responsible choice to cancel the 2020 Grand River Festival, originally scheduled for May 6-9 in downtown Kitchener.

While our work is focused on bringing the community together through the shared experience of film, we also have a commitment to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, guests and community. As such, in addition to the cancellation of the week-long festival in May, we will be cancelling all film screenings for the remainder of March and the month of April. This includes CineSeries screenings planned for April 1 and 22, and CIGI screenings planned for March 18 and April 7. Any individual tickets purchased for these events will be fully refunded. For CineSeries Season Pass holders, your passes will be honoured through the entire calendar year of 2020 (as opposed to ending April 30, 2020).

This is an unusual time and we encourage everyone to act responsibly and with consideration for those who are most vulnerable in our community. We encourage you to take proactive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

For more information about how to protect yourself and those around you, please visit:

Thank you for your kindness and understanding as we navigate this unknown territory. We look forward to gathering together soon, sharing in the delight and inspiration a good film can bring.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@grff.ca

Board of Directors, Grand River Film Festival

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Newsletter Signup

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March 30, 2016

Stay up to date with the latest local film industry happenings by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter!

We’ll keep you in the know on:

  • GRFF news
  • Film production in Waterloo Region
  • Local film premieres and events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Inspired film picks

Sign-up is free!  Just fill out the form below with your name and email address!

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Become a Sponsor

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March 30, 2016

Join in a rich history of arts, culture and film in Waterloo Region!

GRFF is made possible through the dedicated partnership of our sponsors.  Through their generosity, more films and programming are made available to larger audiences.  Sponsorship supports:

    • promotion of local filmmakers
    • film competitions
    • workshops and educational programs
    • special events
    • volunteer program
  • community presentations

GRFF welcomes new ideas and partnerships, and would love to work with your organization if it shares an interest in providing a unique film experience that helps us celebrate and inspire our community.  We offer a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities at our annual festival and other events throughout the year.

GRFF approaches sponsors with an eye to long-term partnerships, designed to benefit everyone involved. We would be happy to customize a sponsorship package tailored to your business needs. Packages could include any of the following: branding, advertising, hospitality, product placement, and naming rights.

Download Our Sponsorship Package

GRFF Sponsorship Package 2020

Paul Tortolo at paul.tortolo@grff.ca

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Growth opportunity – Join our team!

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March 30, 2016

Enriching Leadership Opportunity with GRFF!

Call for Board of Directors

Grand River Film Festival is seeking dedicated, driven and enthusiastic individuals to join the Board of Directors. This voluntary governing role is a challenging and rewarding way to apply your skills, meet and network with a variety of professionals, and support your local arts community.

Founded in 2007, the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) is committed to celebrate and inspire community through the shared experience of film. Programming is curated  across three main platforms: an annual festival in May, year-round film screenings, and a youth video competition. GRFF recognizes the power of film to connect people and is thrilled to act as a vehicle for our community to build relationships and host meaningful conversations within the Waterloo Region.

Board Involvement, Duties & Obligations:

    • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings and the annual general meeting at various locations across Waterloo Region
    • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to GRFF’s mandate, strategic planning and programs
    • As a working Board, Directors are expected to lend experience and expertise by actively participating in meetings and supporting sub committees
    • There is no expense reimbursement for GRFF directors, and no remuneration
  • GRFF maintains general liability insurance for the association, and Director and Officer Liability insurance for the Board of Directors. Coverage assumes due diligence in carrying out duties and obligations (meeting attendance, active participation, etc) and does not excuse negligence

Requirements:

Ideal candidates are practicing professionals in the required field and/or are community-minded persons who have a strong interest in arts and culture. Professional training in the arts is not required. 

We are currently seeking the following position: 

  •  Secretary
    ○ Work with the chair to send out the agenda prior to each meeting.
    ○ Ensures all rules and bylaws of the organization are adhered to by the board during meetings and the implementation of board decisions. The secretary is also
    in charge of the records and documentation for the organization.
    ○ Record the minutes of each board meeting. The secretary records everything that happens during the meeting including what was discussed, what actions were voted on and what actions are being taken as a result. Distributes the meeting minutes to the board members following the meeting.
    ○ Throughout the year, distribute documentation to the board and members as well as complete any legal filings on behalf of the organization on time. Ensures that all records are properly and safely stored.
    ○ In the event that neither the chair or vice chair can attend a board meeting, the secretary may temporarily step into their place. When this happens, call the meeting to order and preside over the function until another board member is temporarily appointed to the position.
    ○ The secretary makes sure that the board’s actions are in line with legal requirements and the organization’s bylaws.

Additional Info:

Please note that serving on the board is a volunteer commitment. Board terms are two years and the time commitment is approximately 8-12 hours per month. 

GRFF is committed to equity in all aspects of its operations. We encourage applications from indigenous people, persons with disabilities, ethnic or racial minorities, immigrants and refugees, Francophones, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all socio-economic walks of life. 

How to Apply:

Interested parties should submit their resume and letter of intent to Board Chair Paul Tortolo at paul.tortolo@grff.ca with the subject Application to Board.

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