Ontario resort to host new film festival




THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, Ont. – A mountain resort near the shores of Ontario’s Georgian Bay is set to host a new film festival this summer.

The inaugural Blue Mountain Film Festival is scheduled to take place from June 1 to 5 in the town of The Blue Mountains.


Helen du Toit is shown in this handout image. A mountain resort in southern Ontario is set to host a new film festival this summer. The inaugural Blue Mountain Film Festival is scheduled to take place from June 1 to 5. Film executive Helen du Toit has been named executive and artistic director of the festival, which is sponsored by Blue Mountain Resort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Blue Mountain Film Festival -Karen Lee Hall*MANDATORY CREDIT*

Helen du Toit is shown in this handout image. A mountain resort in southern Ontario is set to host a new film festival this summer. The inaugural Blue Mountain Film Festival is scheduled to take place from June 1 to 5. Film executive Helen du Toit has been named executive and artistic director of the festival, which is sponsored by Blue Mountain Resort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Blue Mountain Film Festival -Karen Lee Hall*MANDATORY CREDIT*

Film executive Helen du Toit has been named executive and artistic director of the festival, which is sponsored by Blue Mountain Resort.

Organizers say du Toit will curate a slate of 25 feature films from across the globe, with an emphasis on Ontario cinema.

Du Toit has served as artistic director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival for more than a decade, and has also worked with the Toronto International Film Festival and Vancouver Film and Television Forum.

The festival says details about programming will be revealed in the new year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 9, 2021.



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