ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ -- Bad-ass films? Check. Popcorn? Got it. A night with John Legend and Mark Duplass during the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)? Hell yes.
Hosted by Legend and Duplass, the AXE® Collective Vanguard Honours invites film buffs to celebrate the magic of filmmaking on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the iconic Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor St W, Toronto). In addition to unveiling the short films of three rising AXE Collective filmmakers – handpicked and mentored by Legend & Duplass – three official Vanguard films will be honored for Creativity in Cinematography, Performance and Music.
AXE® joined forces with the renowned TIFF Vanguard Programme – best known for showcasing the world's edgiest, most boundary-busting films – in a shared pursuit to nurture creativity and self-expression through the AXE Collective.
"The AXE Collective and its commitment to emerging talent echoes the very spirit with which we've been curating the Vanguard Programme since it began in 2006," explains International Vanguard Programmer, Colin Geddes. "We're thrilled to collaborate with AXE to honor today's film creatives who push the boundaries of the art and help pave the way for the next generation."
The AXE Collective, now in its second year, is a mentorship program designed to give aspiring creators resources and platforms to showcase their talents. Earlier this year, five musicians were handpicked by John Legend to perform alongside him in Austin, TX at one of the nation's top music festivals.
The AXE Collective Vanguard Honours is open to the public. Doors will open at 9 PM and entry will be based on capacity. Guests must be 19+ years-old.
To learn more, visit AXE.com and #FindYourMagic.
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