Christie Pits Film Festival is a free weekly series of outdoor film screenings held each summer in Christie Pits Park, Toronto. Founded in 2011 by cultural programmer and local resident Emily Reid, the festival brings high quality, diverse and engaging film programming to the residents of Toronto’s urban west end and increases the use­-value of the park it calls home.

The festival’s carefully curated programme includes a combination of popular and critically-acclaimed feature films alongside local and Canadian short and feature films that allow us to celebrate excellent homegrown talent.

CPFF takes place in the natural amphitheatre of Christie Pits Park, and now sees average audiences of 1000 people each night. In January 2015, Christie Pits Film Festival entered its next stage, incorporating as a not-for-profit organization called  Toronto Outdoor Picture Show, dedicated to celebrating outdoor cinema with communities across the city.



Festival Director
& Lead Programmer

Tom Dorey

Production Manager & Programming Contributor

Isabella Brown

Festival Coordinator


Grant writer


TOPS Co-Founder 
& Programming Contributor


Lauren Parrott
Jonathan Petrychyn
Aleks Wrobel
Mike Layton (Honorary)

Emily Atherton, Chair
Georgia Cowan
Katarina Gligorijevic
Ayesha Husain
Felan Parker