TIFF’18 – The day when hobbies of many begin to become careers for some.

August 1st – TIFF 2018 Canadian Press Conference at The Royal York Hotel –  My first MIC’18 Assignment. Armed with my camera, and new knowledge of why it was important for Canadians to engage with Canadian films, my overall excitement for the first event of my internship turned to anxiety at the door. Once I … More TIFF’18 – The day when hobbies of many begin to become careers for some.

From Locarno to TIFF, film festivals experiment with accessibility strategies to attract younger audiences

Locarno Festival has specifically been working an accessibility strategy to encourage younger audiences by creating spaces of encounter … This can be seen in other festivals as well, such as I have seen at TIFF … More From Locarno to TIFF, film festivals experiment with accessibility strategies to attract younger audiences

Reflection on the diversity conversation

The Canadian film industry is like a pair of suede gloves that was gifted to me, I can’t seem to get myself to actually use them regularly. Not because I don’t like suede or gloves… It’s nice. It does the job and keeps me somewhat warm but, as a newbie filmmaker, I’m not sure how it really fits with my lifestyle yet. I know that the gloves works for me when it gets cold, and on occasion I get the urge of rubbing them because they feels soft, but…. I don’t know if my hands really fit. I also don’t see a lot of people that look like me, rocking the gloves. … I remember feeling somewhat annoyed at the fact that I had to watch Canadian films, when I wanted to watch Birth of Nation, La La Land, Queen of Katwe, Moonlight and more! But after having a very honest conversation with MIC’s very own Orla, I realized the problem. I left the experience with a lot of questions. Like how can I expect to see better stories on screen, if I don’t go and support the ones that are made here? How can I, as an aspiring filmmaker, expect to build something, if I don’t spend money on the industry itself? … More Reflection on the diversity conversation

TIFF16 WRAPS and the AWARDS go to…

Congratulations to TIFF for another successful year and to  ALL 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Award recipients. We would like to give a special shout out from MIC Views to our Canadian talent  representing us at home and around the world. The Grolsch People’s Choice award went to Damien Chazelle’s contemporary musical La La Land, … More TIFF16 WRAPS and the AWARDS go to…

Yasmine’s First Day

I’ll be the first to admit that despite being a student of storytelling and an aspiring filmmaker myself, I know very little about Canada’s filmmaking industry. My gateway into storytelling came unexpectedly from my experience as a human rights advocate. After completing a United Nations fellowship for people of african descent in Geneva Switzerland, I … More Yasmine’s First Day

CanCon is a “young giant” coming of age

Canadian filmmakers continues to defy being creatively pigeon hold, and will once again stand shoulder to shoulder with their international colleagues as we celebrate 40 years of TIFF. Our festival (Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada), is considered to be the most important North America film festival, and #3 on the circuit behind Cannes and … More CanCon is a “young giant” coming of age

Oliva’s Recap of Cannes: What I really thought.

Firstly, I cannot believe that Cannes was 4 months ago and that TIFF is weeks away. I am happy to announce that Oliva Talks MIC (Made in Canada) will be continuing at TIFF! I cannot wait to get started and give an inside look of the Canadian content and what Canadian’s think about Canadian filmmaking content … More Oliva’s Recap of Cannes: What I really thought.