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Orgy to Launch Canadian Film Fest

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(March 2, 2016 – Toronto, ON) Okay… get your mind out of wherever it went. It isn’t that kind of orgy. It’s the kind that’s in the title of the opening night film at the 2016 Canadian Film Fest (CFF) on March 30. After screening at festivals all across Canada, starting with the Atlantic Film Festival last September, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town will finally have its Toronto premiere.

The CFF returns to The Royal Cinema in Toronto and its short run ends April 2. How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, which was directed by Jeremy LaLonde (who previously gave us Sex After Kids), is fresh off its U.S. premiere at Slamdance. The 101-minute feature stars Jewel Staite, Ennis Esmer, Katharine Isabelle and Kristian Bruun, to name just a few.

“The Canadian Film Fest has become a hotbed for emerging filmmakers. We’re proud to be one of the launching pads for some of Canada’s next generation of filmmakers. We’re very excited to showcase six world premieres in our 10th edition,” said Bern Euler, Executive Director, Canadian Film Fest.

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Director X’s feature film debut Across the Line, costarring Stephan James and Sarah Jeffery, will have its Toronto premiere as the closing night film.

The other feature films screening over the four-day festival include 20 Moves (dir. Harv Glazer), Borealis (dir. Sean Garrity), Chasing Valenine (dir. Navin Ramaswaran), Dead Rush (dir. Zach Ramelan), Jackie Boy (dir. Cody Campanale), and The Sabbatical (dir. Brian Stockton).

The CFF short film program boasts 17 shorts, including Slamdance Grand Jury Award winner WINTER HYMNS. Some of Canada’s top on-screen talent like Paul Amos, Steve Lund, Meghan Heffern, Yannick Bisson, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Debra McGrath, Sean Cullen, Eric Peterson, Supinder Wraich, and more make appearances in the official short selections.

Click here for a link to the Canadian Film Fest and more information about this year’s festival.