festivities

THERE IS ALWAYS A TIME TO CELEBRATE

The Crystalline Film Festival is excited to present a variety of fun, educational, and immersive events during the week of the festival. There will be spotlight interviews, round table discussions, and more, so be sure to purchase your festival experience, please head to our FilmFreeway page.

Find below all our festival event details.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

CRYSTALLINE
AWARD

ONLINE EVENT

  • The first semi-annual Crystalline Awards nominations will be announced on December 31, 2021.

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EVENTS

DAY ONE:
JANUARY 24, 2022

DAILY EVENTS

  • TRASHED: Interview with stellar non-binary producer and performer, Jo Vannicola.

  • FREYA DISCUSSION PANEL: Sit down with the team behind one of Canada's most talked-about short films in 2020. 

  • MARK BYRON DALLAS: Interview and Q&A with one of Canada's esteemed dialect coaches. 

  • DIRECTOR ROUNDTABLE: Exclusive sit down with the directors of several of the Crystalline Film Festival's official selections - Patrick House of The Case, Aaron Carroll of Harvey, Derek Bellamy of So The Story Goes..., and Hanna Gray Organschi of Bea, Seriously.

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Day Two
EVENTS

DAY TWO:
JANUARY 25, 2022

DAILY EVENTS

  • EN GARDE!: An interview with respected fight choreographer and set safety coach, Daniel Levinson, as well as a fun and informative demonstration that you can learn from home!

  • JENNIFER GOLDHAR: Exclusive interview with the President of Characters Talent Agency, Jennifer Goldhar, about what it's like to run one of Canada's top talent agencies.

  • STICKS AND STONES / ALL THAT MATTERS: Interview with director Corbin Allred about two of the Crystalline Film Festival's official selections.

  • THE WAY OF MOURNING: A talkback panel with the creators of the Crystalline Film Festival official selection, The Way of Mourning.

  • SPOTLIGHT EXCLUSIVE: An interview with the creator of the avant-garde piece, SHIP2 director, June Yeo.

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Day Three
EVENTS

DAY THREE:
JANUARY 26, 2022

DAILY EVENT

  • NADIA GEORGE: A live event featuring Indigenous actress and activist, Nadia George.

  • HERE IS WHERE THE MONSTERS LIVE: Discussions with co-directors Chance Fuerstinger and April Matson on their film Here is Where the Monsters Live.

  • DEATH ROW: Conversations with Death Row's electric Chinese-Canadian director, Kent S. Leung.

  • TIME TRAVELER: Exclusive interview with brotherly duo, Jeffrey and Steven Israelson, on their Sci-Fi/Fantasy short, Time Traveler.

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Day Four
EVENTS

DAY FOUR:
JANUARY 27, 2022

DAILY EVENT

  • SPOTLIGHT EXCLUSIVE: An interview with Medical Consultant and Founder of Intimacy Coordinators Canada, Lindsay Somers.

  • MY BODY IS A PLACE, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER: An open dialogue with non-binary visionary, Peter Totten, and the importance of showcasing trans- and gender-nonconforming voices in their avant-garde film my body is a place, just like any other.

  • WASTED SEED: An intimate conversation with the creators of the heartwarming film, Wasted Seed.

  • ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE: Exclusive sit down with the outstanding actresses from several of The Crystalline Film Festival's exceptional first-season selections, featuring Helen Kennedy Turner of Wasted Seed, Val Mervis of Give Time, Alexandra Ekelöf of One of Us, and Giovanna Drummond of Bea, Seriously.

  • WRITER ROUNDTABLE: Delightful talkback discussion with the writers of some of the Crystalline Film Festival's official selections, featuring Roberto Jay of Moon Talk, Tony D. Head of The Case, Aaron Carroll of Harvey, and Hanna Gray Organschi of Bea, Seriously.

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Day Five
EVENTS

DAY FIVE:
JANUARY 28, 2022

DAILY EVENT

  • FLORENTINA ALMONTE: A live Q&A event with Florentina Almonte, Content Acquisitions Executive at ShortsTV International.

  • FINAL CALL: A fun sit-down with Director Autumn Reeser and the cast of the collaborative student film, Final Call.

  • MOON TALK: Interview with the creative team behind the mind-bending thriller, Moon Talk.

  • ACTOR ROUNDTABLE: Exclusive sit down with the incredible actors from several of The Crystalline Film Festival's wonderful first-season selections, including Bambadjan Bamba of Wasted Seed, Laurent Pitre of Give Time, Steve Kasan of Black Bag, and Peter Flaherty of Harvey.

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