BOOMBOX

Thu
Oct 27
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.

BOOMBOX took guests through a building-wide, multi-sensory adventure at TIFF Bell Lightbox as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

TIFF hand-picked a talented crew of emerging Toronto filmmakers, artists, musicians and dancers, and sent them on a mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Artists Jacob Niedzwiecki, Kyle Kofsky, Maylee Todd, RT! and Tendril created a Star Trek–inspired extravaganza, featuring music from DJ Romeo, DJ Blush, DJ M, Jules Bangsworth, Solitair, Yoana, and one-night-only band The Warp Tens. A very special thanks to TIFF’s Event Services and Technical Production teams for pulling off such an amazing event!

Voted "Best Annual Event in Toronto" in 2014 and 2015 by Best of Toronto.

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BOOMBOX is an annual fundraising event in support of TIFF. Proceeds enable TIFF to continue its work in film-based education and outreach, film preservation, artist experimentation, and filmmaker development. Find more information about how you can help TIFF bring the power of film to life.

COMMITTEE

Chair
Serena Cheng

Honorary Chair
Daniel McClure

maxine bailey, Tanya Black, Emilie Blouin, Anita Cotic, Michael Cotton, Max Erickson, Kweku Essien, Kevin Fisher, Danielle Gaudet, Adam Grenville, Elizabeth Heggie, Holly Knowlman, Kyle Kofsky, Jordan Minuk, Jordan Nahmias, Tara Noelle, Zoe Shapiro, Jagneet Singh, Elisa Wan, Paula Whitmore

For any questions or inquiries, please contact eventsrsvp@tiff.net.

By attending, guests agree to being photographed, filmed or recorded at the event, and to the publication, reproduction, sale, license, distribution, broadcast and other use of all photographs, video or other recordings of the guest's voice or likeness for any purpose without further notice or compensation.

This is a 19+ event. This event contains references to themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Guest
DJ Romeo

For DJ Romeo, rocking crowds is a natural expression of both his zest for life and passion for music. Don’t let his ear-to-ear smile and gregarious nature fool you – when it comes to DJing, he is an artist who takes his craft very seriously. His skills and outgoing personality have enabled him to collaborate with a growing list of renowned artists, professional sports teams, and major international brands, including Michael Jordan, Drake's OVO Bounce tournament, Samsung, and United Way. He has appeared on MTV, as well as in Nikita (10–13) and Suicide Squad (16). DJ Romeo looks forward to touring and continuing to do what he does best: providing high-quality, inspirational entertainment for the masses.

Guest
Jacob Niedzwiecki

Jacob Niedzwiecki is a choreographer, filmmaker, and creative technologist whose work fuses movement, media, and code into inventive new forms. His immersive app-based performance Jacqueries won the Vanguard Prize for Risk and Innovation at the 2014 SummerWorks Festival, and has begun touring internationally with a 2015 US premiere in South Beach. He directed and produced the National Ballet’s four-hour segments of the 2014 and 2015 World Ballet Day livestream, which saw over 350,000 viewers. His short films including Dance on Camera and Cinedans, have been shown at festivals around the world.

Guest
Jules Bangsworth

Jules Bangsworth recently moved to Toronto from Eastern Canada, and continues to hone her craft alongside many influential Canadian artists. An innovator and crowd-pleaser, her versatile style pulls from a wide range of genres and keeps people moving. Bangsworth's high-energy presence and musical knowledge has taken her across the country, from the underground to the nightclub to the festival stage.

Guest
Kyle Kofsky

Kyle Kofsky is an artist, director, writer, and creative strategist. He has been with BOOMBOX since day one as a founding executive member, and has developed activations, performances, and installations at the annual event since 2012.

Guest
Maylee Todd

Maylee Todd is a multimedia interactive artist and musician based in Toronto. Her creativity stems from a wide range of artistic disciplines, including songwriting, film, performance art, comedy, and 3D projection mapping. Todd's themes are inspired by science fiction, human development and psychology, and unconventional thinkers.

Guest
RT!

RT! Is a television series director and has emerged as one of Canada’s most eclectic storytellers. After a decade of experience as a music video and commercial director, RT! turned to long-form filmmaking. He directed and co-produced Alive (12), an original TV movie special for MuchMusic. His short film The Time Traveller (15) won Best Short at the Canadian Film Fest, and his television work earned him a 2015 Directors Guild of Canada nomination.

Guest
Tendril

Tendril is an international design-driven production studio based in Toronto, Canada and São Paulo, Brazil. The lab and workshop brings together directors, designers, artists, editors, and producers from diverse backgrounds to create powerful visual storytelling experiences using a wide range of styles and techniques. The experimental process of creating immersive, mixed reality stories at the intersection of art and technology are some of the studio's most exciting new ventures. Both of Tendril's latest VR films, Grand Expanse and Sankhara, premiered earlier this year at TIFF's POP VR series.