Festival season is going strong in our city, and returning for its 12th edition is the Lavazza IncluCity Festival in the Distillery District.

Presented by ICFF, this festival transforms the historic district into an open-air cinema village.

This year’s festival will showcase 50 captivating films from around the world, as well as music shows, an outdoor art show, dance performances, masterclasses, panel discussions, and cocktail tastings.

The event will feature an “exclusive lineup of films directly from Italy with special guests and star-studded red carpets in Toronto,” according to the press release.

Festivities will kick off with an exclusive opening night featuring a thrilling film called “Freaks Out” by Gabriele Mainetti, paired with an incredible showcase by the Royal Canadian International Circus.

And for the first time in its history, the festival will debut its horror film section called “The Dark Side of Lavazza IncluCity Festival.”

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Visitors will also get to enjoy outdoor installations as part of the renowned art exhibit 6ixArtOutdoors.

The iconic showcase will be expanded to feature a total of 20 sculptures “representing diverse artistic expressions from around the world.”

Plus, a special guest from the world of fashion will be given an award.

Stylist and entrepreneur Anna Fendi will be granted the ICFF Lifetime Achievement Award for her role in the success and expansion of Fendi, and her contributions to international cinema.

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the warm summer weather, you can dive into some world-class entertainment in Toronto’s most charming atmosphere.

ICFF Lavazza IncluCity Festival

When: June 27th to July 21st, 2023
Where: The Distillery Historic District
Cost: $22+ per individual ticket