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Toronto, May 29 (Canadian-Media): Planning by the Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to have some type of physical festival this year is still in progress, but TIFF executive director and co-head Joana Vicente said that it would definitely be going to look different, media reports said.
TIFF. Image credit: Twitter handle
Vicente said Thursday in a live video conference panel for We Are One: A Global Film Festival, in which TIFF artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey was also present, that like many festivals during the COVID-19 pandemic, a digital platform for TIFF is being developed, although planning to have some physical festival is also under consideration.
"It's definitely going to look different," she said. "We're trying to figure out how we can still deliver incredible experiences to our audience, and that's really front and centre."
Among many other participants of We Are One: A Global Film Festival included Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro, co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises.
Produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube and co-curated by TIFF, We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a free festival starting Friday, May 29, and runs through June 7.
During the 'We Are One' experience, TIFF had an opportunity to learn about content and community, Bailey said.
"Many festivals don't make a priority of owning so-called content...whether those are films we've been involved in or talks...You have to have some great stuff that you can share with people online. That's going to be part of the future of any film organization," said Bailey and added the global crisis has also resulted in solidarity amongst a very strong community of film festivals."
Bailey said that our love of film and what filmmakers and artists do has brought us all together and is a reminder that we would have more opportunities to get together and work collaboratively.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Toronto, May 9 (Canadian-Media): Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Stay-at-Home Cinema, screening on Crave, shares the magic of filmgoing, together at home, TIFF reports said.
All Stay-at-Home Cinema virtual Q&As will now stream simultaneously on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and tiff.net/stayathome.
TIFF' s Bridesmaids, which was featured May 9 celebrates the union of gross-out and feminist humour in Paul Feig’s frenemy farce.
Bridesmaids. Image credit: TIFF2020
Cameron Bailey's chat with director on our livestreams is shown below:
Produced by bromance impresario Judd Apatow and co-written by star and SNL MVP Wiig, Bridesmaids offers a womanly role of boy-centric likes of The Hangover, matching them for rudeness, crudeness, and vulgarity. There is also a portrayal of vulnerability and genuine emotional resonance to the irrelevant happenings.
The plot of the story is the unemployed and romantically challenged pastry chef Annie (Kristen Wiig)'s determination to be the perfect maid of honour for her Best Friend for Ever (BFF) Lillian (Maya Rudolph).
But Lillian’s wealthy future sister-in-law Helen (Rose Byrne) is her tough competitor for bridal-party supremacy.
She also faces a challenge wrangling the rest of the group, including the sexually and gastronomically ravenous Megan (Melissa McCarthy).
Bridesmaids blends bad taste and good humour with a wholly believable, often very touching emotional trend centered around the comic performances.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)