The reception for the Indie Film Lounge was for me the place to be at TIFF last night. It was good to see so many well-heeled, well-spoken folks of color come together in this city to celebrate the next generation, “The Emerging 20”. It was also fantastic to recognise that there are now a number of us doing significant work and being recognised for it… something like a critical mass of creative and business individuals of color in Canada…. creating great shows, sustaining our careers…
The Indie Film Lounge Case Studies are at the Pilot Tavern – I will be there tomorrow Sept 10th, with “A Winter Tale”, and on Tuesday 11th reps from the NFB will discuss their diversity program.
Also: Don’t miss the special screening of A Winter Tale on Thursday 13th at 10.30 am at the NFB, 140 John Street. Space is limited so make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Reelworld’s CEO Tonya Lee Williams with filmmaker Clement Virgo; Reelworld Programmer Hayet Benkara and actor Rupinder Nagra, First Fridays Warren Salmon & friends, Indie Film Lounge Co-ordinator Gloria Kim amid the Emerging 20, Director Sudz Sutherland and his wife and Producer Jennifer Holness with Clement Virgo; Global’s Production Executive Karen King.