Everyday Heroes Festival: April 13 - 22, 2012
Raising environmental awareness across the country during Earth Week, the 3rd annual Everyday Heroes Festival runs from April 13 – 22, 2012. New this year is a focus on climate change, Going environ–MENTAL: Cool Tricks to Solve Climate Change tackled by Canadian youth.
The 60-second silent film messages of eight young Canadian filmmakers were selected to play every 10 minutes on the network of Pattison Onestop's subway platform screens in Toronto, and every 5 minutes on screens in Ivanhoe Cambridge Shopping Centres across the country, reaching more than two million viewers a day. All the Festival films will also be featured on the Everyday Heroes Festival website - http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com
Everyday Heroes Festival is a co-presentation of Earth Day Canada, Planet in Focus, the National Film Board of Canada, Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters.
TTC One Book Club: April 23 - 30, 2012
Toronto – April 4, 2012 – Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters (A4C), and Coach House Books host a week-long TweetChat as part of the Toronto Public Library's Keep Toronto Reading Festival. The TTC One Book Club invites all Toronto commuters and booklovers to read, chat and tweet about this years' Community Read, Maggie Helwig's Girls Fall Down.
The easily identified 30-second spot with the daily topic and tweets will cycle every 10 minutes throughout the day on the Pattison Onestop network of TTC platform screens in over 60 stations across Toronto. Keep the conversation active, join the Twitter chatter (or just lurk!) at hashtag #OneBookTTC.
The Toronto Public Library's One Book selection Maggie Helwig's Girls Fall Down inspired the transit-situated, city-wide book club – TTC Book Club. Published by Coach House Books and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award (2008), this tale of two ex-lovers' unexpected reunion against a backdrop of a Toronto-wide panic is a real document of the city with much of the action taking place on the TTC.
Read, Chat and Prepare to Tweet! The daily #OneBookTTC topics have been posted in advance - http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ktr/one-book-ttc-one-book-club.jsp
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contacting Toronto: We're in this Together
'We're in this Together' is opening up a dialogue about Toronto in all its facets, and we are looking for images that explore Toronto in the following ways: the different communities that define Toronto; how personal relationships help make the city more livable; current political and economic realities; geographical boundaries; ecological uncertainties. All accepted images will be seen on over 300 screens across the TTC, with a photo playing once every five minutes all day throughout the month of May, as well as on the project website. A Public Installation of CONTACT; supported by the the Ontario Arts Council. Submissions must be made through Flickr. Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2012. www.contactingtoronto.ca
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)
No talk, just TUFF. The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth year of spectacular one-minute silent films. Forever the strong and silent type, TUFF takes place September 7 - 17, 2012 on the Pattison Onestop subway screens, reaching an audience of over one million daily commuters. Canadian and international artists are invited to submit work that is of interest to an urban audience. The festival accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video and animation. The 2012 guest judge is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal ("Payback", "Manufactured Landscapes" "Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles"). TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters. Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012. www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com
For more information on all projects contact:
Marie Nazar, Arts Publicist, Pattison Onestop – mnazar @ idirect.ca