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.
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.
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This is a 19+ event. This event contains references to themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COSTUME & PROPS POLICY
Please read this entire policy before attending the Toronto International Film Festival (“TIFF”) BOOMBOX event on Thursday, October 27, 2016.
TIFF is vitally interested in the ongoing health and safety of our employees, as well as that of our clients, visitors and guests. TIFF has adopted this policy to ensure that we minimize the threat of injuries associated with weapons or props on our premises. As such, possession of a weapon is prohibited while on company premises and anywhere else that company business, is conducted. Due to the nature of our business a series of guidelines for safe costume and prop rules have been established.
• All TIFF BOOMBOX attendees, exhibitors and staff must comply with all Federal, Provincial and local laws and regulations regarding weapons, imitation weapons and props, as well as their usage.
• Attendees are reminded that while travelling to and from the event, to make sure due care is taken on your behalf to ensure any costume accessories or props, which could cause public alarm, are stored in bag or in a storage container.
• TIFF BOOMBOX attendees are, under no circumstances, allowed to possess or bring to the event grounds any actual weapons. Unlawful possession of weapons is an offence and will result in denied admission into the event or prosecution.
• All costume accessories and props must be in plain sight at all times and are subject to mandatory inspections performed by TIFF BOOMBOX staff or security staff. As a general rule, no metal props are allowed. Additional rules are outlined below.
• Any weapon, prop, or item not covered in this policy must be inspected by security staff at the Front Entrance Security Check; these items will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
• All costume accessories or props deemed hazardous by TIFF will be prohibited. All decisions with what objects, props and costume accessories are permitted into event grounds are in the sole discretion of TIFF.
Improper use of props or costume accessories at the event can be deemed dangerous and guest can be asked to check their props or costume accessories at Coat Check or be asked to leave the event.
1. Front Entrance Security Check
At the Front Entrance Security Check, security will inspect that your prop complies with the below TIFF BOOMBOX rules and regulations regarding costume accessories and props.
If not approved, attendees can check it at coat-check. Non-approved props or costume accessories can not be brought onto premises. You may return at the end of your visit to pick up your prop or costume accessory. Props and costume accessories left at coat-check past the event end time on Friday, October 28 at 1am will be disposed of. TIFF is not liable for any damages of costume accessories or props.
For full rules and regulations regarding props, please see below.
2. Guns and projectile weapons
Live firearms including airsoft, modern, hunting or historic, either functioning or de-commissioned, are not permitted at any TIFF BOOMBOX event. Replica firearms made from metal, solid resin/plastic/rubber are not to be brought onto event grounds. All other firearms/projectile weapons are required to have orange safety tips at all times on event grounds.
No props or weapons capable of firing any projectile or powder charge of any kind. This is for the safety of both yourself and the people around you. Nerf guns and other foam dart guns ARE allowed, but they must not have any foam darts loaded at any time.
Bows and slingshots are allowed, however, they must be de-strung. There must be no capacity to fire any object from the bow or slingshot. Arrows and other items used in bows or slingshots are prohibited.
TIFF BOOMBOX does not allow ANY laser pointers to be used on the event grounds. If you have a laser pointer in your prop or weapon, make sure it cannot function by either removing the batteries, or simply not bringing it.
If any prop or costume accessories are deemed unacceptable by TIFF BOOMBOX security, attendees will be asked to check it with security while they are on the event grounds. Refusal to do so will result in being banned from the event without refund and local authorities being contacted.
3. Swords, blades, knives and other props
Metal swords, metal knives and other active martial arts weapons are not allowed to be brought onto any of the event grounds. Failure to comply will result in being banned from the event without refund and local authorities will be contacted.
Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
Blunt weapons such as baseball bats and hockey sticks are prohibited.
4. Prop weight and shape restrictions
No items can have sharp points, sharp edges, excessive weight or any other features that could be deemed dangerous to others (e.g. we do not allow metal replica samurai swords, “BB guns/air guns” even if they are not loaded). If the items are not approved during security inspection, they are forbidden on event grounds. Non-approved items can not be brought into the premises or must be checked at coat check. Failure to comply will result in being escorted off the event premises and banned from the event without refund.
Props with an excessive weight are subject to approval by security at the event entrances. There is no set weight limit, however, if it is deemed to be too heavy or unsafe, it will be requested that the item is checked at the coat-check for the duration of the event.
Please consider how heavy your props are because you’re going to either be carrying them all night, or be forced to check them in at the coat-check if they are deemed too heavy to be at the event.
5. Important Legal Information
TIFF will not be held legally responsible or liable for any misconduct, damages, injuries or death resulting from the actions of any TIFF BOOMBOX attendee. Any inappropriate behaviour or misconduct by any attendee will be not be tolerated by TIFF or local authorities. Please use your best judgment and discretion by refraining from swinging weapons around, or using them in an intimidating or threatening manner.
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