ESTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL Estonian documentary film festival also includes a short film competition and parties. Free-$15. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor W, and other venues. estdocs.com. Oct 19 to 23 MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL Showcase of a variety of films, some of which are directed by Macedonians. Sat & Sun $12, Fri party and film $30. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton. 416598-5454, macedonianfilmfestival.com. Oct 19 to 21 OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL Red carpets, awards gala, live music, industry talks, VR exhibit, screenings and more. Free with RSVP. Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre. owtff.com. Oct 18 to 21 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS Celebration of words and ideas features readings and talks by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Andrea Warner, Roddy Doyle, Ethel Wilson, Marlon James, Esi Edugyan, Vikas Swarup and others. $18, stu/youth free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, festivalofauthors.ca. Oct 18 to 28
IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Film, video, audio and digital media works that showcase Indigenous artists and culture. $6-$15, some free events. Various venues, see website for details. imaginenative.org. To Oct 21 RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL Innovative music series of first-time collaborations with artists including Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Alice Glass, Tanya Tagaq and others. $10$40. Various venues. Various venues, see website for info. redbull.ca/TOFestival. To Oct 25 RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FESTIVAL Multidisciplinary arts festival exploring the realities and mythologies surrounding mental health and addiction issues featuring film, theatre, art and music. $12-$25, passes $44-$80. Workman Arts, 651 Dufferin, and other venues. 416-583-4339, workmanarts.com. To Oct 21 H TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL The 13th edition of the annual showcase of new horror, sci-fi and action movies screens 50 new feature films and shorts. $13.50, all-access pass $159. Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond W. torontoafterdark.com. To Oct 19 TORONTO SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL Wide selection of 2017 films representative of Spanish filmmaking. Wednesdays at 6:45 pm. $9-$12. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. revuecinema.ca. To Oct 24 H WITCHFEST NORTH 2018 Month of art, divination, entertainment and storytelling for Witches, Wiccans, Pagans and Earthbased spiritualists. All ages, most events free. Various venues, see website for info. facebook.com/witchfestnorth. To Oct 31
The documentary Laila At The Bridge screens on October 19 as part of Rendezvous With Madness.