On Thursday, October 27, join TIFF to boldly go where no one has gone before.

BOOMBOX is an annual fundraising event in support of TIFF. This year, step into the future as we celebrate 50 years of Star Trek and explore the incredible perspectives shared since Star Trek: The Original Series began.

Every corner of TIFF Bell Lightbox will be filled with Star Trek-inspired installations and performances, amazing music, and mind-blowing technologies. Commissioned for this event, these futuristic new works by Toronto filmmakers, musicians, artists, creators, & performers reflect on how Star Trek has predicted and influenced modern society.

#ExploreTheUnknown & the participating artists below.

**newsletter subscribers will receive a special discount ticket offer for this event – sign up here. Sending out 08.23 @ Noon.**

Jacob Niedzwiecki 

Jacob Niedzwiecki is a choreographer, filmmaker, and creative technologist whose work fuses movement, media, and code into inventive new forms. His immersive app-based performance Jacqueries won the Vanguard Prize for Risk and Innovation at the 2014 SummerWorks festival, and has begun touring internationally with a 2015 US première in South Beach. He directed and produced the National Ballet’s four-hour segments of the 2014 and 2015 World Ballet Day livestreaming, which saw over 350,000 viewers. His short films have been shown at festivals around the world, including Dance on Camera and Cinedans.


DJ Romeo

For DJ Romeo, rocking crowds is a natural expression of both his zest for life and passion for music. Don’t let his ear-to-ear smile and gregarious nature fool you – when it comes to DJing, he is an artist who takes his craft very seriously.

His skills and outgoing personality have enabled him to collaborate with a growing list of renowned artists, professional sports teams and major international brands, including Michael Jordan, Drake’s OVO Bounce tournament, Samsung and United Way. He has also made guest appearances on MTV, the television show Nikita and the Warner Bros. movie Suicide Squad.

DJ Romeo looks forward to touring and continuing to do what he does best: providing high-quality, inspirational entertainment for the masses.



Foundation Creative Studios

Creative Director’s log. Star date: 2016. 0718.

We have received a message from The Lightbox, a star station in a neighbouring quadrant requesting assistance with some kind of ritual event. The station’s principal inhabitants worship something known as “film.” We have been asked to bring some of our finest interactive immersive experiences to the gala.

Award-winning Foundation Creative Studio specializes in creating magical, meaningful experiences through physical, virtual and mixed-media designs. Led by designer, producer, director, inventor and installation artist, Tom Kuo, Foundation Creative Studio is known for its highly imaginative approach to introducing ‘cool happenings’ to worthwhile events. The studio’s client list is diverse, ranging from experimental dance and theatre companies to prominent international creative agencies.



Kyle Kofsky

“I live a casual life, with very specific taste.” – Kyle Kofsky

Artist and creator Kyle Kofsky has been with us since day one. As founding committee member of TIFF BOOMBOX and annual creative producer, Kyle returns to bring you his vision of their future.



Maylee Todd

Maylee Todd is a multi media interactive artist and musician based in Toronto. Her creativity derives from a wide range of artistic disciplines: songwriting, production, film, performance art, comedy and 3-D projection mapping. Todd’s themes are inspired by science fiction, human development/ psychology and unconventional thinkers.




Director RT! has emerged as one of Canada’s most eclectic storytellers. After a decade of experience as a music video & commercial director, RT! turned his eye to long form filmmaking. In 2012 he co-produced, and directed ALIVE, an original TV movie special for Muchmusic. In 2015 his short film The Time Traveller won Best Short at the Canadian Film Festival, while his episodic television work earned him a 2015 Directors Guild of Canada nomination. RT! is currently working out of Toronto as a television series director following his passion for storytelling from diverse cultural perspectives.




More info here: http://tiff.net/boombox