TIFF BOOMBOX Charity Fundraiser


TORONTO – TIFF® announced details for its annual charity fundraiser BOOMBOX, which will take guests through a building-wide, multi-sensory adventure at TIFF Bell Lightbox in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek™: The Original Series. Taking place on Thursday, October 27, BOOMBOX: Warp Speed builds on TIFF’s fall film and talks programme, 50 Years of Star Trek, and promises guests an out-of-this-world, sci-fi-inspired extravaganza of food, drinks, performances and installations by artists sharing their perspective on the much-loved franchise.

DJ Jules Bangsworth and DJ Romeo are set to rock party-goers in the RBC Lobby —TIFF’s largest and most lively event space. The Atrium wall will feature a large-scale video projection of Tendril Studios’ virtual reality project, Sankhara, which shows an astronaut’s view of our awe-inspiring universe as he returns home from a mission. For one night only, artist Kyle Kofsky will transform TIFF’s loading docks into The Cargo Bay: a crew dance party space with music by DJ M, DJ Blush and The Warp Tens, as well as alien wrestling matches staged by Superkick’d.

A holographic cabaret will take place in Luma on the second floor, as creative technologist and dancer Jacob Niedzwiecki presents PILLAR: an app-powered augmented-reality movement installation featuring Toronto’s best dance artists, with music provided by legendary Toronto producer Solitair and live performances by vocalist Yoana Rae. Prolific Canadian storyteller and filmmaker, RT!, is set to stun third floor visitors with his immersive virtual-reality journey that will simulate the experience of tele-transportation. The project features stunning visuals from a variety of locations around the world along with soaring perspectives from the sky.

Toronto multimedia artist and musician, Maylee Todd, will take over the HSBC Gallery on the first floor with her interactive Cosmic Portal to create a sensational, live-music experience of original songs accompanied by a string quartet. Todd’s personal sonic expression, combined with her mesmerizing 3D image-mapped projections and “virtual beings,” will send BOOMBOX party-goers to a whole new world. Admission to this sweet sci-fi experience is $30.

While guests move throughout the many spaces at TIFF Bell Lightbox, roaming make-up artists will apply prosthetic Vulcan ears and Klingon foreheads to willing participants. Guests are invited to join in the cosplay and wear their most inspired Star Trek and sci-fi fashions.

BOOMBOX is an annual fundraising event in support of TIFF. Proceeds allow TIFF to continue to showcase world-renowned film programming and innovative exhibitions, provide enriching workshops and diverse educational initiatives for youth and aspiring filmmakers, and to support the community through outreach. Find more information about how TIFF’s charitable efforts bring the power of film to life.

Please visit TIFF Website for tickets and more info on BOOMBOX.

50 Years of Star Trek takes place at TIFF until December 30, 2016 and features several facets of Trek-minded programming, including a full retrospective of all Star Trek motion pictures; five Trek Talks, presented with CBS Consumer Products and the Canadian Space Agency; Star Trek: The Original Series episode marathons; and The Fifth Quadrant: Sci-Fi After Star Trek, a programme of post-Trek sci-fi films that came in the wake of the franchise.

Visit TIFF Website for more information.

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