From a media release:
The Inaugural Canadian International Television Festival Presents An Exclusive Screening of Murdoch Mysteries
- Yannick Bisson and the Cast of Murdoch Mysteries Confirmed to Attend
- Renowned Television Columnist Bill Brioux to Moderate Screening Q&A
- Visit www.CITF13.tv for More Information and Follow CITF at @CITF13
Canadaâ€™s first and only public television festival, the Canadian International Television Festival (CITF), presented by Bell Media, which now runs November 15 â€“ 17, 2013 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is pleased to present an advance screening of Murdoch Mysteries. â€˜Detective Murdochâ€™ himself, Yannick Bisson and the cast of Murdoch Mysteries will be present to screen an upcoming episode.
â€œThis is what the new Canadian International Television Festival is all about,â€ remarked John Galway of the non-profit CITF.â€ â€œThere are few drama series on the air in Canada that have a fan base as large and dedicated as the Murdoch viewers.
â€œBill Brioux is one of the most insightful television journalists in Canada and his rapport with Yannick and the Murdoch Mysteries cast will ensure this screening is not one to miss,â€ said David Heath of the CITF.
The wildly popular series Murdoch Mysteries will offer an exclusive advance screening of an upcoming Season 7 episode, â€˜Loch Ness Murdoch,â€™ on Sunday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. Cast members Yannick Bisson, HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy, Jonny Harris, Thomas Craig and Georgina Reilly will also be on hand for an audience Q&A session following the screening. Produced by Shaftesbury, Murdoch Mysteries airs on CBC in Canada and has been sold to broadcasters in more than 100 countries around the world.
Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, Murdoch Mysteries follows the adventures of a detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve the city’s crimes. In â€œLoch Ness Murdoch,â€ rumours of a sea monster quickly spread across Toronto during a summer heat wave after a body marked by a large bite washes up on the shore of Lake Ontario.
As previously announced, advance tickets for the CITF will be made available at no cost (except for a small handling charge) in early November at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office, online at www.tiff.net or by telephone at (416) 599-8433. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the day of an event.
About the Canadian International Television Festival:
The CITF is a new, non-profit social enterprise and the first television showcase festival in Canada. It will provide a familiar platform for the public, journalists, broadcasting students, advertisers, and the TV industry to celebrate new and returning English and French-language Canadian series, as well as selected programming from around the world. The festival will offer several different screening events for audiences, including a “catch-up binge-viewing” of a top drama series; the world and Canadian premieres of major network programs and web series; and the reunion of the cast of a past hit show.â€ CITF is generously supported by the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and by Presenting Sponsor, Bell Media.