In our Summer 2017 edition of ACTION, we focus on the pure excitement of being a young person at TIFF Bell Lightbox. We bring you interviews with up-and-coming filmmakers, members of our Next Wave Committee, and community workers who bring the power of film to life for the youth in our city who need it most.
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TIFF’s Jump Cuts Showcase continues to be a springboard for the careers of filmmakers, presenting the best short films by young artists for over 15 years. We sat down with one of these talented filmmakers, Morgana McKenzie, to discuss her artistic trajectory and experiences at TIFF.
Donations to Pocket Fund unlock the potential of thousands of kids with financial barriers each year by offering free film-based programming. We spoke to Lisa Norton, Program Coordinator at DAREarts, one of our community partners, about the power film has to educate and inspire.
Teenagers Dasola Dina and Sariena Luy are enthusiastic members of the 2016/2017 Next Wave Committee, which is dedicated to programming screenings and events for youth throughout the year. We spoke with these passionate film lovers about their experience at TIFF and the joys of working with a curatorial team.
Extending its run to nine weeks in 2017, this year’s digiPlaySpace was another successful showcase of the best in interactive and educational technology. Here we present photos of young people enjoying this creative tech playground.