MIFF Programmers Kate Jinx, Kate Fitzpatrick and Mia Falstein-Rush ‘attended’ the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), courtesy of stable internet connections and laptop screens. Here are their highlights.
MIFF Ambassador Mirrah Foulkes speaks to the director of Wendy, Benh Zeitlin, following his film’s screening as part of MIFF 68½.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Merryana Salem, in conversation with Born to Be director Tania Cypriano, delves into allyship, intra-community diversity, and authentic and sensitive transgender portrayals.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Isabella Mahoney speaks to Speak So I Can See You director Marija Stojnić about Radio Belgrade, the power of archival voices and escaping noise pollution during the pandemic.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Shaheen Ahmed speaks to The Letter directors Christopher King and Maia Lekow about their documentary’s treatment of religion, tradition and family dynamics in Kenya.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Annika Morling speaks to Some Kind of Heaven director Lance Oppenheim about humour, heartbreak and authenticity as seen in his tender documentary.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Angus McGrath speaks to Dark City Beneath the Beat director TT The Artist about performance, community and the opportunities blooming for Baltimore artists.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Jack Rowland speaks to Prayer for a Lost Mitten director Jean-François Lesage about loss, melancholy, nostalgia and the making of his poignant film.
Critics Campus 2020 participant Michelle Wang speaks to The Meddler co-directors Alex Roberts and Daniel Leclair about vigilantism, voyeurism and their film subject German Cabrera.
Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow is given the critical treatment by four of our 2020 Critics Campus participants: Isabella Mahoney, Bruce Koussaba, Michelle Wang and Jack Rowland.
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