Thursday September 10th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube https://tinyurl.com/yye87747 )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud https://tinyurl.com/yy6en2dl )
The 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival https://tiff.net kicks off today (Thursday September 10th, 2020) running from September 10–19. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ this year will look different as the festival will adopt physical screenings, drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences, and industry talks. This year’s selection comprises a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programmes of short films, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers.One of the organizations involved with TIFF2020 is the The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) http://www.cfccreates.com announced they are celebrating twenty-five alumni who are attached to 12 projects screening at festival. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with CFC Chief Programs Officer Kathryn Emslie http://cfccreates.com/staff_members/53 about the history behind the CFC, how they’ve supported films, television, screen acting, composing and songwriting for the screen, and digital and immersive media, how they’ve worked to help sustain platforms for women, and cultural creators and some of the films made by CFC alumni screening at TIFF including “Beans” directed by Tracey Deer’ https://tinyurl.com/y4ydakr5 .