Upcoming Canadian television shows to be showcased at the inaugural CITF include:
- 19-2 (November 16; 10:00 AM-1:00 PM). This is part of a larger panel covering The Amazing Race Canada and Degrassi.
- Bitten (November 16; 10:00-11:00 PM)
- Sensitive Skin (November 16; 4:00-5:00 PM)
- Spun Out (November 16; 8:00-9:00 PM)
The Royal Canadian Air Farce will celebrate its fortieth anniversary on November 16, from 2:00-3:00 PM. Other events include binge viewing of Sherlock‘s (November 16; 10:00 AM-3:00 PM) and Orphan Black‘s (November 16; 6:00 PM-11:00 PM) first seasons, a bravoFACT short film showcase (November 16; 4:00-5:00 PM), a Bill Brioux discussion on NBC’s fall 1966 preview reel (November 17, 1:00-2:00 PM), and an advance screening/Q&A session based around Murdoch Mysteries (November 17, 4:00-6:00 PM). The festival closes with the Canadian debut of Sky Arts’ 2012 four-part limited series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook (November 17, 7:00-9:00 PM).
Tickets for the festival are free. There is a $1.00 surcharge per ticket, for advance online orders. The Canadian International Television Festival revealed its finalized lineup on November 7, 2013.
I recently wrote an article for TV, Eh? about the Canadian International Television Festival. To be fair, I wrote the article before plans were finalized for the CITF. Now that the CITF has a definite form, I’m glad to see the festival on track for next week.
While I can’t claim that the CITF’s overall promotion is ideal, with the majority of the news announced after October 29, 2013, it is a free festival promoting Canadian programming. If the CITF creates positive word-of-mouth for the programs it promotes, then it does its job.
CITF’s website is at citf13.tv.