The 18th annual Maximum Exposure Film Festival celebrates films made by Ryerson University undergrad film students. The festival aims to draw attentions to the talented filmmakers by showcasing a mixture of both narrative and documentary work from the first through third year film students. This year’s festival will be taking place at the historic Toronto cinema, The Revue located at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue on May 1 and 2.
The festival is entirely free but seats are first come, first serve. The doors open at 6:30 PM on May 1 and 2. The festival runs from 7PM-9PM each night. Please see the below lineup of films for our festival.
MAY 1 – NIGHT 1
1 ) Film Fest Intro (By Emmett Fraser, Kyle McDonnell and Steven McDonnell)
2 ) Miss America (Directed by Hakyung Chang)
3 ) Gertie the Great (Directed by Jacob Neayem)
4 ) Bugaboo (Directed by Yvonne Sung)
5 ) The Giant (Directed by Jesse Mills)
6 ) Randy (By Alan Sardana, Matthew Blakley, AJ Smith)
7 ) Runaway Safari (Directed by Tim MacLennan)
8 ) Threat Level Z (Directed by Deidter Stadnyk and Max Martin)
9 ) Spin Fortuna (Directed by Alex Hennessey)
10 ) Alive (By Daniel Lee, Xavier Pestana, Taylan Cevik)
11 ) Vagabond (Directed by Jane Mundy)
12 ) Wirehead (By Matthew Kinahan and Joy Webster)
13 ) No Bushido (Directed by Joshua Amar)
14 ) The Hook Up (Directed by Emmett Fraser and Filip Funk)
15 ) Pawn Song (Directed by Michaela Kurimsky)
16 ) Jurassic Lunch Break (Directed by Nadia Pacey and Pierce Desrochers O’Sullivan)
17 ) The Gospel of Peanut Butter Face (Directed by Alex Cananzi)
MAY 2 – NIGHT 2
1 ) Ageless (Directed by Brad Alexander)
2 ) Vacant Temple Destructo Land (Directed by Emma Arkell and Donika Lekaj)
3 ) My Last Day at Work (Directed by Sean Singh)
4 ) Circles (Directed by Zachary Ouellette)
5 ) Luna Moth (Directed by Jake Van Buskirk)
6 ) Lustre (Directed by Jordan Kennington)
7 ) Lay in Wake (Directed by Alex Townson)
8 ) Print Under Pressure (Directed by Emily Preston)
9 ) The Man Behind the Mask (Directed by Taylan Cevik)
10 ) Bridges (Directed by Aidan Shipley)
11 ) Space Queen (Directed by Heyishi Zhang and Emmett Fraser)
12 ) P Fresh (Directed by Pierce Desrochers – O’Sullivan and Nadia Pacey)
13 ) Way Charn! (Directed by Kelso Steinhoff)
There will be an awards ceremony following the screening on May 2. The awards to be presented at Maximum Exposure will be:
“Best Film” for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year will each be awarded a $1,000 grant courtesy of White’s.
“The People’s Choice Film” will be awarded a $1,000 from PS.
“Best Cinematographer in 3rd Year” will be awarded a REDONE MX weekend camera rental from Camera Rentals Toronto along with a LIFT membership.
“Best Cinematographer in 2nd Year” will be awarded a $100 gift certificate from Image Gear.
“Best Cinematographer in 1st Year” will be awarded a $100 gift certificate from Image Gear.