As the Toronto International Film Festival’s 45th edition has come to a close, we’re excited to make some of our great Canadian programming available to you!

Featuring creative inspiration, cultural representation, practical business strategies, industry vision, and more, this lively, relevant content can keep our ideas flowing and our conversations going while engaging our industry, community, and business partners… near and far!

Here’s a sneak peek of the three panels we’re bringing to your screens, free for all to watch at any time:

1) Windows to the World: From Art House to Your House

Windows to the World: From Art House to Your House

In light of the pandemic and this new reality, how can we create new business models for independent film, and what might these look like? Organized by Telefilm Canada in collaboration with European Film Promotion (EFP) and moderated by Canadian producer and screenwriter Jennifer Holness, this RDV Canada micro-session delves into timely questions: how to find a flexible ecosystem to maintain a sustainable business; the roles of various players in these new models; and novel partnerships created by distributors, exhibitors, festivals and platforms… all for the love of cinema.

Panelists include: 

  • Tori A. Baker, President & CEO, Salt Lake Film Society, Cofounder, @HOMEARTS
  • Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Partner, Sales & Business Development, Playtime Group
  • John Nein, Senior Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival
  • Robin Smith, CEO, KinoSmith
  • Damian Spandley, Director of Programme, Curzon UK

2) Spotlight on Canadian Talent at TIFF

This inspiring chat features panelists selected at this year’s festival, including: Tracey Deer (Beans), Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man), and Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape). Moderated by film critic Radheyan Simonpillai, this talk brings you into the filmmakers’ journeys behind the making of their films; including ideation, creative process, production experiences, and more. Don’t miss it!

3) Reclaiming Our Time, Stories and Screens for Underrepresented Canadian Creators

Tune in for a lively discussion on curating challenges, strategies, and recommendations to shed a light on racially-diverse Canadian creators at festivals from around the world, moderated by Toronto-based film programmer, arts curator, and writer Sarah-Tai Black.

Panelists include: 

  • Anoushka Ratnarajah, Artistic Director, Vancouver Queer Film Festival 
  • FrancesAnne Solomon, CEO, Caribbean Tales Media Group 
  • Tara Taylor, Co-Founder & Festival Director, Emerging Lens Film Festival 

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