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Big screen on campus

Marquee that reads Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival

U of T Scarborough has rolled out the red carpet (well, maybe not literally) once again for the annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival.

“This was our third year serving as a sponsor,” says English Professor Garry Leonard. One full day was set at UTSC featuring two movies with follow-up panels. Students and faculty from the Department of English participated as volunteers and promoters.

Theatres across the eastern part of the city showed local and international films, including short films created by local youth. The festival’s grand finale was an outdoor screening at Bluffer’s Park.

“The liaison with the film festival provides our students with access to up-and-coming creative people in the film industry in Scarborough,” says Leonard.

UTSC offers a minor program in Literature and Film Studies, and Leonard notes, “We are in the planning stages of offering a major program.”