Fonds F 4582 - Toronto Film and Video Club fonds

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Toronto Film and Video Club fonds

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CA ON00009 F 4582

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  • 1960-2003 (Creation)

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1 film reel (28 minutes) : composite print, colour, optical sound ; 16 mm
1 DVD (58 minutes)

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The Toronto Film and Video Club (TFVC) is a club that meets regularly to encourage and aid in the production of amateur film and video. Club activities include executive meetings, film screenings, amateur film and video competitions, workshops and seminars on film production and the publishing of the club's newsletter "Shots and Angles."

The TFVC was had its inaugural meeting on December 12, 1934 under the name the Toronto Amateur Movie Club. In 1941, the club changed its name to the Toronto Movie Club. In the 1990s, the club changed its name again to the Toronto Film and Video Club.

In 1968, the Toronto Movie Club, together with the Montreal Movie Makers, formed the Society of Canadian Cine Amateurs (SCCA) to promote amateur film across Canada, conduct film competitions and maintain a film library for use of all the clubs. The TFVC has remained an active member of the SCCA.

Throughout the years, films produced by the TFVC have received international awards and recognition.

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Fonds consists of a 16 mm film reel of the short film "The Settlers." "The Settlers" was produced by long-time Toronto Film and Video Club (TFVC) member Jack Ruddell. The film is 28 minutes in length and stars Bill and Maryon Brechin as two early settlers in Upper Canada dealing with the trials and tribulations of farm life. "The Settlers" won numerous international awards including a Gold Medal at the Photographic Society of America Convention.

Fonds also includes a DVD featuring Jack Ruddell speaking at a Toronto Film and Video Club meeting, explaining the filming process and technical details in creating "The Settlers." The meeting occurred on July 22, 2003.

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The Toronto Film and Video Club fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2008 by Josephine Black of the Toronto Film and Video Club.


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The 16 mm film has been converted to digital copies for viewing.

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Copyright held by the Toronto Film and Video Club. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit, or Broadcast form.

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Added Apr/12.

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