The ninth edition of Canada’s premiere environmental film festival, Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, runs October 22 through October 26 in Toronto with over 80 of the world’s best films by Canadian and international filmmakers. The festival’s Spotlight Program this year is Food: The Big Picture, which highlights thought-provoking films and panels that examine local and global concerns about the timely issues surrounding food. The Planet in Focus Film Festival is book-ended by two exciting Toronto premieres: The opening night gala features Blue Gold: World Water Wars, a documentary by Sam Bozzo, narrated by Malcolm McDowell and based on the groundbreaking book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. The festival finale is a gala presentation of Are There Still Any Shepherds? an acclaimed documentary from Portugal. For tickets and information call 416.531.1769 or visit

Added by dwcommunications on September 11, 2008