Reel Comfort - Toronto International Film Festival

Launched in 2007 in partnership with Toronto General Hospital, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Reel Comfort programme brings the festival experience to inpatient psychiatric units and community health and wellness centers in and around Toronto. Activities include film screenings and discussions, special guest visits, and hands-on workshops in which participants learn about different facets of filmmaking—stop-motion animation, screenwriting, special effects make-up, Foley and more.

Reel Comfort provides a creative outlet to patients who currently have very few therapeutic and recreational activities available to them, and it helps nurture better relationships between healthcare providers, patients, artists, and the wider community. For more information on Reel Comfort please visit the website.