The Reel Artists Film Festival (RAFF) returns with an exciting selection of 19 international feature-length and short documentary films, screening February 19 to 23 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
This year's festival lineup features films about some of the world's most compelling visual artists, including the world premieres of the films Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace and Richard Deacon -- In Between—both with the artist subjects present and taking part in post-screening discussions. Presented by the Canadian Art Foundation, RAFF is North America's only festival of documentaries on visual art and artists.
"We are thrilled to present this year's standout list of documentary films to our dedicated audience, and to welcome such renowned artistic talent to the festival," says Jacqueline Howe, Interim Executive Director of the Canadian Art Foundation and Publisher of Canadian Art magazine. "Having the privilege to hear these artists discuss their work with the filmmakers and other visual art experts truly furthers RAFF's goal of inviting the wider public to engage with contemporary art."
The trailer above features excerpts from just a few of the films at this year's festival. For full programming details, please visit canadianart.ca/raff.