TFMS - Archive Fever Friday: Film Reference Library

When and Where

Friday, April 28, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Film Reference Library, 4th Floor
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1H7


Join us for an exclusive tour of the Film Reference Library with Natania Sherman, Library Collections and Services Manager, to get an overview of their preservation initiatives with FIAF and Telefilm, rare resources on Canadian and Toronto film productions, as well as special items related to the collections of Mary Pickford, Atom Egoyan, and David Snider.

Additionally, their current exhibition The Past in Play will be on display featuring objects and documents from the TIFF Film Reference Library’s Guy Maddin, Edith Nadajewski, Patricia Rozema, and David Cronenberg Collections. Archive Fever Friday is an ongoing tour of Film and Media archives in Toronto that seeks to expand research horizons and encourage work with local film and media materials by forging ties among students, scholars, artists, and archivists in the Toronto community.

Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canadian cinema heritage, the Film Reference Library (FRL) provides access to extensive and non-circulating resources and Special Collections to support all aspects of film research, programming, and screenwriting.

Followed by a social (5:30-6:30pm) to continue the conversation at Beertown Public House (125 Wellington St). Snacks will be provided.

Toronto Film and Media Seminar

Steering Committee for 2022-2023
Co-chairs: Em Barton (York) and Kate J. Russell (UofT) • Faculty members: Kathleen Cummins (Sheridan); Desirée de Jesus (York); Malini Guha (Carleton); Mark Lipton (Guelph); Gabriel Menotti (Queens); Paul Moore (TMU); Taien Ng-Chan (York); Jon Petrychyn (Brock); Katherine Spring (WLU); Elizabeth Wijaya (UofT) • Grad student members: Roxanne Hearn (WLU); Aydan Hasanova (OCAD); Mary Hegedus (York); Patrick Marshall (UofT); Cleo Sallis-Parchet (York) • TIFF: Keith Bennie.

The goals of the Seminar are:

  • Encouraging intellectual and collegial discussion among the Cinema and Media Studies scholars in the region.
  • Encouraging in-depth scholarly discussion and critical debate.
  • Showcasing diverse research methodologies and research fields that address a wide range of cinematic technologies (film, television, video, new media, and other forms of moving image and sound screens).
  • Aiming to model collegial and professional academic discourse for graduate students entering the field.

Contact Information


350 King St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1H7