Through the Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme, I have been given the opportunity to cover the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012. The programme honours the late journalist Sid Adilman, a strong advocate for the arts in Canada. (He is remembered for his focus on the art of film, rather than the cult of celebrity, and many recall how he attended Cannes in thrift store duds.) During the two-weeks of TIFF, I will be working with Screen Daily and the TIFF Press Office team, writing reviews and articles, conducting interviews, and blogging on the festival website. I am thrilled to have the chance to delve into the world of film journalism, applying what I’ve learned this year in FiPS to work at the largest public film festival.
The first is with a human rights/video advocacy organization called Witness.org. I’ll be working on its YouTube Curation Project. And the second internship is with the Museum of Arts and Design’s New Media Department working on special projects/web content.