Inside, we are screaming...
...Due to Covid-19, KHC has just learned that the beloved Toronto After Dark Film Festival has been delayed until 2021. The 15th edition of the horror festival will now be held from October 14th-21st, 2021.
From the Press Release:
"Rest assured, Toronto After Dark remains committed to showcasing thrilling new horror, sci-fi and action movies, with all the excitement that the shared big-screen theatrical experience brings to our wonderful fans and filmmakers!
However we also recognize the unique challenge facing us in 2020. The ongoing pandemic continues to cast the shadow of uncertainty in Toronto over hosting large publicly attended events, such as ours which typically draws over 10,000 fans each year to packed cinema screenings in the city centre."
The festival promises that the postponement better positions them to return with "a much more enjoyable, relaxed, and above all, safe environment for everyone involved in our theatrical event."
In the meantime, Toronto After Dark encourages followers to continue following them on their social media channels at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as they will aim to make their online content and giveaways extra special this year.
The release also notes that if you are a filmmaker with a movie ready to submit for next year, Toronto After Dark's Call for Entries for 2021 will be starting up extra early, later this Summer 2020, with extra-reduced submission fees for early entries. You can sign up here to get notified of the Call.
Head to Toronto After Dark's website for the full statement.
By Matt Konopka