The Lavazza IncluCity Film Festival is coming to the Distillery District

The iconic Distillery Historic District is about to transform into an open-air cinema village. Hosted by ICFF, the Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place at the Distillery District for the first time, from June 27-July 16. There will be 2 outdoor theatres: Trinity Outdoor Cinema and Spirit Outdoor Cinema and 1 indoor theatre: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. This one-of-a-kind outdoor cinema village resembles an actual cinema where you can watch some of the best films comfortably on couches - but the bonus is, you’ll be watching films under the stars. This film festival concept has never been seen before in Toronto!

They will be featuring some of the best of contemporary Italian and International films. Guest stars and VIPs will also be in attendance, including Claudio Gerini, Lino Banfi, Alessandro Gassmann, Fabio De Luigi, Stephen Campanelli and Eric McCormack.

With large digital screens, the festival will showcase a variety of films, visual art exhibits, gourmet tastings and even live performances. There will be a selection of 31 International and 67 Italian films. Here is a list of the special presentations and dates for screening:

June 26th: Directorial debut of Claudia Gerini, Tapirulan
June 27th: Opening Film, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
July 1: Canada Day Presentation starring Eric McCormack, Drinkwater
July 8: Life story of Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer from the Civil Rights Movement, Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story
July 9: Documentary on the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, Steadfast: The Message and the Messenger
July 10: Special Ukrainian and Italian production, Koza Nostra
Coming Soon, The Railway Children Return
July 15: Closing Film, Across the River and Into the Trees

They will also be featuring four architecture and design documentaries each with panel discussions with experts in the industry. July 4th Prospettiva Olivetti, July 7th Paradigma Olivetti, July 12th Precise Poetry: Lina Bo Bardi Architecture and July 16th Inside Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Every year, the ICFF presents many special events in addition to their annual festival. This year's special events include:

  • June 24: Gala dinner at Toronto’s Ricarda’s followed by screening of the documentary Sergio Marchionne at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • June 26: Screening of the documentary of Ennio, followed by a cocktail party at The
    Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery Historic District
  • July 7: Screening of Luisa Spagnoli followed by cocktail party to celebrate Baci
    Perugina’s 100th birthday
  • 6IX Art Outdoors Exhibit: A free public art exhibit located along Gristmill Lane in the Distillery District - 8-foot-tall statues painted by some of Toronto’s best artists. Featuring 14 artist to represent the multicultural communities of the city of Toronto. For more information on the 6IX Art Outdoors Exhibit, visit

You won't want to miss out on this unique film experience. Enjoy gastronomic delights from Barilla and Rio Mare among countless of other movie concession snacks. Not only do they offer snacks, but you can also sip on specialty cocktails from Campari and wine from Masi. What better way to enjoy a movie under the stars than with a cocktail in hand! You will also have a chance to win a Lavazza coffee machine in their giveaways every night of the festival. This 3-week festival experience including all things cinema, art and culture is a must-see!

For a full line up of films, to purchase tickets, movie packages and at-home digital festival, visit

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