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Rebels With A Cause is a FREE annual 5-day film festival that showcases artistic reflections of social justice issues and critical documentations of unsung community work.

Each year we curate 5 main programs of short film and video works – Red Riot, Witness Within, Art in Action, Carving Coming and Dead Ducks which showcase indigenous, social justice, representation & racialization, queer & trans and environmental justice issues respectively. All our programs privilege the voices behind the camera from marginalized communities and are followed by panels consisting of participating filmmakers and curators.

We place strong emphasis on community development and solidarity building by partnering with many community and arts organizations such as Regent Park Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Parkdale Film + Video Showcase, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Vtape , Students for A Free Tibet, Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance of Ontario, Cinema Politica, etc.

Besides the main festival taking place in October annually, we organize screenings and events throughout the year and host a blog of reviews of free online shorts – Cine Corner.