The Future of Film Showcase (FOFS) is a not-for-profit media arts organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The artistic objective of FOFS is to organize an annual film festival geared towards providing an opportunity for young Canadian filmmakers to network, cultivate and share their talent. The goal of FOFS is to help usher in the new generation of Canadian filmmakers through their festival.
FOFS was founded in early 2014 by filmmakers Eric Bizzarri and Shant Joshi. Today, the FOFS team is made up of young, Toronto-based filmmakers who seek to diversify the industry, as well as bring to light the work and extreme talent of emerging filmmakers. The festival - now in its fifth year - screens short films from Canadian filmmakers aged 30 or younger, or who attend a Canadian post-secondary institution. Over the past four years FOFS has grown into an exciting event for young and emerging filmmakers from Canada to come together, and enjoy outstanding shorts created and selected by their peers.
Eric Bizzarri reached out to Femfilmfans editor Christina Schultz because he likes the work the team does (aw shucks, the feeling is definitely mutual) and an exciting collaboration was born. Over the coming months, Femfilmfans will feature profiles and interviews of several female filmmakers whose films have been shown at FOFS. Stay tuned for more information!
We at Femfilmfans strongly encourage our readers to check out the film festival and what it has to offer. This year the festival takes places at the Scotiabank Bank Theatre Toronto on Monday, May 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available here.