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About Us

Connect and discover through film

The Gen Zed Film Festival was debuted in April 2019 by four Creative Industry students from Ryerson University who are passionate about film and believe that there should be more opportunities for young talent to gain exposure and share their art in the competitive industry.

Our mission is to connect young and developing filmmakers with those already working in the industry in order to promote collaboration and growth.  As well as bring  artists together from the various film programs across the Greater Toronto Area.  Gen Zed aims to create an accessible event which will include an evening of film screenings, networking, refreshments, drink, and awards!


This is a great opportunity for young filmmakers to showcase  their work, network with other creatives, meet industry professionals, and share their love for film with like-minded peers. 

If you need accessibility assistance please contact us at genzedfilmfestival@gmail.com or through our contact form


Gen Zed 2020


Our Team

Erina Penkovsky
Festival Director

Anna Lomonosova
Co - Director

Dalia Yegavian

Event Team Coordinator


Featured Talent 2019

Only some of the amazing films and creatives from our past film festival

People's Choice Award 2019


The Heirloom 

Produced, Directed, Written by Vincent Martino and A.J. Franchi

Vincent Martino

A.J. Franchi 

Featured on CBC


Your Mileage May Vary

Produced by Stephanie de Bem

Written and Directed by Hollie Olenik

Screened Internationally




Produced, Directed, and Written by Goldbloom Micomonaco


Our Sponsors

A gracious thank you to all our sponsors who choose to support the great talent growing in the Toronto film industry. Without the partners of the Gen Zed Film Festival, this event would not be possible! We would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who believes in this project and has helped us in growing Gen Zed and making it a great success!

Major Sponsors


Industry Partners

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Product Sponsors

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