TIFF’s Higher Learning has announced a packed fall schedule of presentations, which are open to students and faculty of the Toronto Film School. The Higher Learning initiative by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is an ongoing program that provides Canadian college and university students and faculty a forum in which to examine film, television, video, new media and gaming from a wide range of cultural, social, historical, political and technological approaches and disciplines. Read more about the initiative here.
Snow Scene – Michael Snow in Context
Friday, October 16 at noon
This roundtable discussion brings together leading Snow scholars Malcolm Turvey, Jonathan Walley and Federico Windhausen, to discuss the lasting impact of Snow’s films on the field of film, sound, expanded cinema and the visuals arts.
Prior to the discussion, we will screen Wavelength at 10am.
Reel Heritage – Rick Prelinger on The Future of Memory
Friday, October 23 at 11 a.m.
As part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative, this public lecture from Rick Prelinger, Founder of the Prelinger Archives and Associate Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, sets out a number of possible visions for the future of moving image archives, some of which already exist today. This event will be live-streamed as well!
Friday, November 6 at noon
A panel discussion on the ongoing archiving, cataloguing and conservation of Andy Warhol’s work, with The Andy Warhol Museum’s Curator of Film and Video, Geralyn Huxley, and Chief Archivist, Matt Wrbican; and Claire Henry, Assistant Curator of the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Annie Atkins on The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
Graphic designer Annie Atkins, the creative mind behind the poster of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and several elements in the film, presents a special screening of the Best Picture nominee and offers an insightful presentation on her process and working in film.
Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Thursday, December 3 at 11 a.m.
As part of the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, TIFF presents a free screening of a documentary that explores the social implications of human augmentation, from bionic limbs to botox. The panel following will feature Christian Martius (York University), Kelly Fritsch (University of Toronto), Milos Popovic (University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute) and Esther Ignagni (Ryerson University) to discuss the politics and ethics of such human-technology relationships.
Video: Cuban Women Filmmakers in the Diaspora
In April we hosted a panel discussion with three Cuban women filmmakers — Heidi Hassan, Yanay Penalba and Tamara Segura — who addressed issues of belonging and citizenship in diasporic cinema. Moderated by Zaira Zarza, this panel was presented in collaboration with Zarza’s Roots and Routes: Cuban Diasporic Cinemas of the 21st Century project. View video here.