#ExperienceGRFF August 2015 e-newsletter
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Summer Greetings

A Message from our Executive Director

Summer is moving quickly, and on behalf of the GRFF Festival Team, we hope you are having a great one!
Planning for our 9th festival is in full swing and we can't wait to share our inspiring collection of films, events and special guests.  This year's line up features local, Canadian and international films including a world premiere screening.  We are excited to begin our festival announcements in this month's newsletter.  Be sure to read about the 2015 opening night festivities, featuring the world premiere of SUUBI: DANCE, DRUM, DREAM - a celebration of music, cross-cultural collaboration and hope.
Buy your tickets online today!
Save the date, buy your all access pass and experience GRFF November 2-7!
We look forward to seeing you soon,

Day of GRFF 

In celebration of our 9th year, on September 30 from 9am-9pm get tickets to GRFF for HALF THE REGULAR PRICE!* It may be our birthday, but YOU get the gift… of film. So many ways to experience GRFF!  

Stay tuned to the radio, watch for our ads and follow us on social media to find out more!

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Getting Social with GRFF

IM@Events loves film in the Waterloo Region!

IM@Events is the culmination of years working with events in the digital media space adapting innovative processes. We are proud to be the only firm that specializes in executing comprehensive social media strategies for events. We’ve worked closely with event organizers designing digital strategies that deliver, producing media coverage for smaller events to festivals with over 150 000 attendees. We’ve trained new businesses in social media best practice, applied our knowledge in the political sphere and worked with large corporations.

We help build better media.

Our dedication to accountability in digital media is core to our business and part of a greater contribution we continually strive to make in shaping stronger communities online and off not only in our work but also through volunteering, charitable giving, education, and community building. IM@Events proudly supports GRFF and looks forward to another year celebrating film in Waterloo Region.   

We always welcome conversations about social. If you’d like to chat social pay us a visit at   

Get involved with the Festival

Call for Volunteers!

Join the 2015 GRFF festival team where you can be a part of Waterloo Region's best film festival! You’ll be an integral part of the festival, meeting like-minded people and celebrating the best in Canadian and international cinema! We want YOU to be part of our team!

Contact Us!
Lend your talents and have a great time volunteering with GRFF! To apply, fill out our volunteer application form or email for further information.

Best 3 films of summer 2015

By Katie Parkes

3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
A blistering red earth, bunches of leather-clad bikers, crazy metal heads and a stony-eyed avenging protagonist working to keep evil at bay – these are the familiar traits of director George Miller’s “Mad Max” universe. Miller’s fourth instalment fired up the box office earlier this summer, not only depicting a tightly woven stream of conflicts with evildoers, but more importantly, Mad Max: Fury Road delivers a rare alternative to aggressively simplified action movies.
2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
This year’s big winner at Sundance certainly lives up to the hype. If you’ve seen anything from My Girl to The Fault in Our Stars, coming-of-age stories wrapped in a death narrative might not sound overwhelmingly original. But trust me, this film is a new twist on that old trope. Crafted with an uncommon delicacy and all the feelings, these three talented young actors will take you on a journey of laughter and tears, setting you up for an hour and 45 minute emotional battle.
1. Inside Out (2015)
They’ve done it again! The geniuses at Pixar have set their newest film in the most remarkable location imaginable: the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Thanks to an incredible voice cast and stellar storytelling, we learn that Riley’s brain is home to a slew of emotions (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust) that teach us to experience all emotions, good and bad, because it makes us who we are. Clever, hilarious and relatable at any age, Pixar does a fantastic job of articulating how bumpy growing up can be. 


Movies on the Terrace | UW School of Architecture Cambridge | August 3 @ 8:30pm, FREE  
Outdoor Movie Night, Cambridge City Hall | August 6, 13, 20, 27, FREE!
Cut-out Animation Techniques Workshop @ Ed Video | August 8 & 9
NFB Film Club at IDEA | EXCHANGE presents: Soap of the Day, Bad Coyote | August 31