YEAA Shorts Fifth Annual Fundraiser for Filmmakers of Tomorrow

first_imgTORONTO – It’s no secret the arts are under attack. Luckily, YEAA has got us covered, and we’re going to party right through it.ACTRA’s Young Emerging Actors Assembly (YEAA) Toronto chapter is pleased to announce that they will be holding the Fifth Annual YEAA Shorts Fundraiser at The Spoke Club on Friday, August 11th.WHEN:Friday, August 11th – 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.WHERE: The Spoke Club – 600 King St. W., Toronto Twitter TICKETS:$18 in advance (for union members)$35 at the door (for general public)Ages 19+FOR TICKETS – CLICK HERECONFIRMED ATTENDEES: Shannon Kook-Chun (The Conjuring), Alan Van Sprang (Shadowhunters), Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), Simu Liu, Andrea Bang & Nicole Power (Kim’s Convenience), Brendan Jeffers (Degrassi), Gabriella De La Torre (Much VJ), Farid Yazdani (Suits), Clara Pasieka (Reign)The YEAA Short Residency empowers artists to use their creative voice by producing high-calibre short films. It provides a platform for their work to be shared with the broader community by being under the ACTRA and YEAA umbrella. YEAA Shorts alumni and current residents are leading industry talent, having starred in hit television shows such as Kim’s Convenience, Suits, Shadow Hunters, Taken, Degrassi and Reign, among others. Last year’s resident Koumbie is still on the rise from the program; her 2016 YEAA Short Hustle & Heart won CBC’s Short Film Face Off.This party marks five years of collaboration between YEAA Shorts and Reelworld Film Festival, giving young filmmakers a platform to showcase their diverse, dynamic and versatile works. It also marks the birth of a new partnership with rental house William F. White, an official sponsor of the YEAA Shorts Residency.More details on the event can be found at:http://www.actratoronto.com/event/yeaa-shorts-fundraiser-gala/.About ACTRA TorontoACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 23,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.About Young Emerging Actors’ Assembly (YEAA)YEAA is a committee of ACTRA Toronto performers who play between the ages of 17 and 30. YEAA unites young talent in Toronto’s screen-based entertainment industry. Together, we forge a powerful community for networking and sharing resources, and stand out as a fresh new voice promoting Toronto’s rising stars and a Canadian star system.About YEAA ShortsYEAA Shorts have screened internationally at TIFF, Festival du Cannes, Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Air Canada En Route Film Festival, Reelworld Film Festival and many more festivals both at home and abroad.About Reelworld Film FestivalFounded in 2001 by Tonya Williams, Reelworld Film Festival is dedicated to harnessing the power of film and storytelling for social good. Reelworld showcases Canadian and International films that explore some of the most current and pressing social issues facing the world. In addition to hosting industry panels, workshops and talks, Reelworld showcases narrative features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, episodic content and VR/360 films that spark conversation and inspire social change.About William F. White InternationalWilliam F. White International Inc. (Whites) is a Comweb Group member company. Founded in 1963, Whites is Canada’s oldest and largest provider of professional motion picture, television, digital media and theatrical production equipment. The company services productions of all sizes from coast to coast and has the most extensive inventory of equipment in the industry, including the very latest in technological advances. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img


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