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TIFF18 Scrapbook

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#TIFF2018, we hardly knew ye. It seems like barely two weeks ago that I picked up my media ID and it was off to the races. (It actually was two weeks ago, lol.) Here are the pics, the schedule, and the pieces I wrote for the Toronto International Film Festival 2018.
TIFF takes over King Street

Day 1

- pick up press pass

- cocktail party at Le Milagro hosted by the Toronto Film Critics Association
TIFF Street Theatre
- gossip with other journos

Day 2

- brunch with the TIFF people - lovely, lovely people


TIFF CEO Piers Handling says good-bye to the media (he's stepping down)

Day 3

- screening - Fig Tree
The media herd heading for a screening at the Scotiabank Place Cinemas
- screening - Lionheart

- cocktail party with Documentary Directors
Varda Filmmaker's Lounge
- gossip - meet Naziha Arebi - decide to add Freedom Fields to the list
- interview with Ng'endo Mukii

Day 4

- screening - Freedom Fields

- screening - Farming
The cast of Farming at the World Premiere at TIFF Sept 2018

Day 5

- interview - Aalam-Warqe Davidian at Le Germain Hotel (Fig Tree)

- second interview postponed by email
- third interview - Tom Volf at Dineen Cafe - about Maria by Callas

- fourth interview - Jahmil X.T. Qubeka at 401 Richmond (Sew The Winter To My Skin)

Day 6

- Everything is cancelled and rearranged


Day 7

- Interview Stephane Bak at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Mercy of the Jungle)

- Interview Naziha Arebi & Fadwa - Intercontinental Hotel (Freedom Fields)

Day 8 

- Screening - Sew The Winter To My Skin
TIFF Bell Lightbox Madness
Also: checking email and text messages every half hour, every day, because things change and change...

And Toronto is so pretty when there's a Festival in town.





Now, all that's left is the detritus...

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