Pendance Film Festival

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Pendance Film Festival
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From Thu 20 February 2020 to Sun 23 February 2020
From Thursday 20 February 2020 to Sunday 23 February 2020
4:00 PM - 12:11 PM

The Pendance Film Festival's 3rd Edition takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox & the AGO's Jackman Hall. 

The third edition of Pendance will consist of feature films, short films, special screenings, conferences, workshops, and panels. Pendance is among the fastest-growing film festivals in the world and is a cultural organization founded in 2017, bringing the best of independent cinema to Toronto each winter. 

Festival passes grant complete access to all regular screenings at the festival, including documentary films as a part of Pendance's new Pendance Doctrina initiative, and the very best Genre/Horror films as part of Pendance Midnight. Festival Passes also grant access to all networking events associated with Pendance excluding those explicitly listed below
Individual screening tickets:
See the shorts
See the features

530pm - Through Her Eyes | Shorts (Jackman Hall)
8pm - Before Midnight | Shorts Screening (Jackman Hall)
10pm- Cook F**K Kill | Feature Film (Jackman Hall) Canadian Premiere 

3pm - The Short History Of the Long Road (TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2)
5:25pm - Aleksi (TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2) Canadian Premiere 
8:00PM - Straight Up (TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2) Canadian Premiere 
10:30PM - Kokodi Kokoda (TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2) 

11:30am - Saint Frances *TIME TBC
2pm - The Last Tree 

1:20pm - Pahokee | Documentary Feature (Jackman Hall) Canadian Premiere
4:00 - Family Romance LLC | Feature Film  (Jackman Hall) 
6:30 - Cinema Europa | Shorts Screening (Jackman Hall)
9:00 - The Wall of Mexico (Jackman Hall) Canadian Premiere 

Addition Events: 
Passholders granted access to all additional events except Pendance Music - Music tickets available at a 20% discount to pass-holders through code on Ticketweb. Passes do not guarantee workshop enrollment. 


4pm - Story Over Everything CONFERENCE w/ Robert Misovic, Tijana Milenkovic, Kayla Craig, Barry Germansky
Palmerston TPL - 560 Palmerston Avenue

4pm - The Type of Short That Can Get You Discovered PANEL w/ Ani Simon-Kennedy, Barbara Vekaric, Lauren Grant
Sanderson TPL - 327 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

3:30pm - Working with ACTRA WORKSHOPw/ Taisa Dekker 
Actra Head Office - 625 Church Street

12pm - Writing Strong Female Roles WORKSHOP w/ Barbara Vekaric
Lilian H. Smith TPL - 239 College Street, Toronto, ON

11:30am - So you Want Distribution? PANEL w/ Lauren Howes, Katarina Gligorijevic, Daniel Bekerman
Jackman Hall AGO - 317 Dundas Street W, Toronto ON
12:00pm - Lighting in Color WORKSHOP w/ Miljan Milovanovic

Passholder Rules & Guidelines

1. Pendance Workshops are subject to a separate enrolment process. Sign up here:
2. Pendance will not oversell tickets for individual screenings. Screenings in high demand will require pass-holders wishing to attend to confirm 24 hours before the event date. Instructions on how to do this will be provided a week before the event.
3. Pendance will host across several venues in the downtown core. Workshops and Panels will be held between various TPL locations and Jackman Hall. Screenings take place at Jackman Hall (AGO) Thursday and Sunday, and at TIFF Bell Lightbox Friday and Saturday.
4. Physical festival passes may be redeemed at any Pendance box office after 4:30pm on February 20, 2020 with proof of purchase. A valid government ID may be required.
5. Festival passes are not transferable. In the event that you've purchased a pass and are unable to attend the festival, please email the festival to have the pass transferred. Once a pass is used, it may not be transferred under any circumstance.
6. Schedule for Saturday is subject to change as long as this message is up. All other days are confirmed. Pendance Midnight screenings are not suitable for minors.
7. Pendance Festival Passes do not apply to Pendance Music taking place on February 20,2020 at the Velvet Underground. Passholders will be granted tickets to Pendance Music at 20% off the regular price. If you have a pass and wish to buy tickets for Pendance Music please email us at
Music passes available here

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