Monday, February 14, 2011

TIFF Lightbox presents free seminar: Making Your First Feature

The Toronto International Film Festival's Bell Lightbox facility continues its innovative and diverse programming with educational offerings. They've partnered with York University's Department of Film to present a series of industry panels called York Film Downtown.

The program was launched in November and last month they presented a panel on documentaries. This Thursday, they host a panel on making your first feature film. Moderated by Amnon Buchbinder, Chair of York University's Department of Film, the panel features three of Canada's hottest emerging filmmakers and the distributor Robin Smith of KinoSmith.

The panel is free. It's also open to the public, not just York University students.

It takes place this Thursday, Feb 17, at 7 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Learning Studios. TIFF Bell Lightbox is located at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West in Toronto.

Making Your First Feature… & Getting It Seen 
Come hear the filmmakers behind three of the most acclaimed Canadian debut features of the past year:

-Daniel Cockburn, "You Are Here," winner of the Toronto Film Critics Association's Jay Scott Prize for Emerging Talent
-Ryan Redford, "Oliver Sherman," Winner, Best Canadian Feature, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, now playing at the Cumberland Cinemas
-Ingrid Veninger, "Modra,"  TIFF Top Ten Selection, now playing at the Royal Cinema

plus innovative film distributor Robin Smith, of KinoSmith.

Panel moderated by Amnon Buchbinder, Chair, Department of Film, York University.

Free Admission.

This Thursday, Feb 17, 7 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox Learning Studios

This is part of a continuing series of free panel discussions at Bell Lightbox geared to film students and emerging filmmakers, programmed and moderated by Faculty from York University's Department of Film. York Film Downtown is presented in association with the Norman Jewison Series.

The Norman Jewison Series is named in honour of the Canadian film director and producer whose generous support has made this program possible. The series brings distinguished Canadian and international filmmakers, screenwriters, film historians and theorists to meet with students and to present and discuss their work in a public forum open to the wider community

Next event, Mar. 3: "First Grants", with reps from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, BravoFact, Canadian Film Centre, moderated by John Greyson.

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