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Cat Mills
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Friday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 1  
FIXED! is a lighthearted look at the folks behind the Repair Café Toronto, a group of volunteers who will fix your broken items...for free.

FIXED! is a window into the activities of Repair Café Toronto, a volunteer group part of the global Repair Café movement, which hosts free ‘fixing’ events around the city with a goal of reducing landfill waste by getting people to see their broken household goods as repairable and not merely replaceable. The film introduces viewers to a diverse group of volunteers and individuals brought together by the belief that damaged or broken things still hold value and should try to be fixed before they are simply thrown away or discarded as useless. While the interactions captured on-screen are smile-inducing and create a warm and inviting sense of what Toronto Repair Café events are like, what the film ultimately triumphs at is showing how important these one-on-one human encounters are to creating a society where citizens have a strong sense of community and self-worth, and where just as broken objects aren’t discarded, neither are not-so-common skill sets or people.


Cat Mills

Cat Mills is a documentary filmmaker from Vancouver. She holds a BFA in Film Production from the University of British Columbia. She is the producer and host of the web series Wicked & Weird Around the World. Cat’s film FIXED!, won first place in the 2016 Hot Docs Short Film Pitch competition and has been winning awards on the festival circuit. In 2017 she made a film, Big Men, Small Dogs.

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2017, 14'

Directed by:
Cat Mills

Screenplay by:
Cat Mills

Cat Mills, Joshua McDonald

Edited by:
Mark Ratzlaff

James Mulvale

Joella Cabalu

Produced by:
Joella Cabalu

Festivals & Awards:

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Honourable Mention Short Documentary; Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Best Emerging International Documentary Director; Valletta Film Festival 2017; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017; Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival 2017; Jambana One World Festival 2017; Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2017; Planet in Focus 2017; Guelph Film Festival 2017; ReFrame Film Festival 2017; Mumbai Film Festival 2017