Take a look at our past festivals through video documentation of live performances, photos from our screenings, and archived programs.
PFVS runs annually in August, check here for updates. Throughout the year we’re promoting and attending other media arts events. Check out what’s happening now!
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Who we are
The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is run by a rotating collective of local artists and curators who collaborate and seek partnerships with community groups to coordinate the annual community media arts festival. PFVS presents and celebrates the work of artists in Parkdale, through dynamic creative programming including film and video screenings, critical discussions, installation and performance. The Showcase strives to engage the range of diverse Parkdale residents with contemporary media arts practices by offering free or pay what you can programming at accessible locations, free educational workshops for youth, and outreach programs for underserved members of the community living in marginalized circumstances.
Education and Exploration
Check out the online program for ‘Close to Home’ to learn more about the artists and their work! The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase presents our 2016 program ‘Close to Home’ on Friday September 16th from 7-11 pm at Gallery 1313. This event is PWYC with a $5 suggested donation. The showcase will include a[…]
The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is excited to announce that our open screening ‘Films with Friends’ is happening July 16th at The Tenant! This is a non-juried showcase co-presented by Toronto Open Screenings with support from Making Room. It’ll be an excellent chance to show your work in a great community space with wonderful[…]
ATTENTION ALL MEDIA ARTISTS! Our 2016 call for submissions is now open. To submit your work please review our submission guidelines and fill out an online application form here. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates and promotion. Thanks for your interest and[…]
Join us for the ‘Spring into Parkdale’ street festival on Saturday May 7th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. We’ll be sharing a tent with PrideTO at Dufferin and Queen Street on the north side. Special thanks to the Parkdale BIA for including us in this incredible celebration of the neighborhood! Join us for a[…]
The Parkdale Film and Video Showcase (PFVS) is looking for Parkdale artists, curators, and enthusiastic film and art community members to help shape the curatorial direction of the 2016 program. Throughout its history the PFVS has been run by a cycling collective of artists and organizers to showcase film, video, art and performance in Parkdale.[…]
Parkdale Then and Now: Bringing Our Past To Life With Collage Animation September 21st (12:30pm – 3:30pm) Toronto Public Library, Parkdale Branch Join The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society for two exciting days of youth workshops with artists Evan DeRushie and Lynn Dana Wilton! In a co-presentation with the Toronto Animated Image Society, the Parkdale Beauty[…]
Filmmaker and York University Professor John Greyson in conversation with Programming Director Rebecca Gruihn, July 19th, 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel.
Yay! Thanks to everyone who made it to the Showcase this year! Stay tuned because we have other projects coming down the pipes brought to you by the Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society. Special thanks to: Sarah Watson, David Frankovitch, Nadia Halim, Chris Bell, Chris Mills, Laura Paolini, The Collective Gallery @ Artscape Triangle Lofts, our[…]
July 19th – 21st, 2013 in and around the Village of Parkdale! Bring your blanket, coins, and Parkdale pride. We’re serving up the best of/about/for the neighbourhood. Starting at the Gladstone Hotel with our ReNarrate Screening… Go here to download the full festival guide. Add yourself to our Facebook Event All events are PWYC! http://parkdaleshowcase.ca/?page_id=26[…]
Installation and screening venues, 2013: July 19th: Gladstone Hotel – Gladstone & Queen July 20th: The Albert Crosland Parkette (on Fuller Ave) – Fuller & Queen July 21st: The Collective: Artscape Triangle Gallery – Abell & Queen Installation July 19th – 21st: Go Lounge – Roncesvalles & Queen Installation July 19th – 21st: Capital Espresso – Dunn & Queen Installation July[…]