So fun to work the crowds at Boombox, TIFF’s annual fundraising party, held last night at Bell Lightbox -- this year, with a theme, decor, and performances inspired by 1980's FAME.
The most important news of all: proceeds from this year’s event support the wonderful Share Her Journey initiative, “a campaign to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.” Navigating a largely dude-filled industry myself, I'm all for this.
When I mention I shoot for TIFF year-round, most people don't understand what I'd be doing outside of September, when the Festival is in full swing and streets are inundated with limos and hyperventilating selfie-seekers. But throughout the year, many high-profile directors and actors glide through TIFF Bell Lightbox's King Street doors to chat about their work -- Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, Pam Grier, Keir Dullea, and Keanu Reeves being only a small sampling of the organization's incredible programming this year.
Canada's Top Ten Festival is TIFF's wintry offering of all things Canadiana and takes place this week, showcasing feature films, shorts, and in-depth conversations with homegrown on-screen talents, including Tatiana Maslany, above, speaking with Cameron Bailey on Saturday, and Kiefer Sutherland next weekend.