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

3 Canadian Films at Cannes: The Sleeping Giant, Black Fly, Preggoland

After another long day at the festival I have concluded many Canadian screenings. I was lucky enough to witness a couple of different genres of Canadian films and I am happy to say that the identity of Canadian filmmaking stands within all films. The Sleeping Giant takes a noble stand of the Canadian landscapes and … More 3 Canadian Films at Cannes: The Sleeping Giant, Black Fly, Preggoland