FIMS Film Festival Critics Lab

An Insider Experience at TIFF 2023

Film festivals are dynamic non-profit ecosystems where creative practitioners (filmmakers, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, composers) meet industry (sales and talent agencies, distributors, investors), the press (critics), and public audiences. The FIMS Film Festival Critics Lab offers undergraduate and graduate FIMS students the opportunity to attend a number of films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), experience the environment, and write their own critical work. Participants will be introduced to the practice of film criticism through reading and writing festival coverage and film reviews, and have the opportunity to post their work here in the Film Festival Critics Lab and on Instagram.

About the Director

About the Lab

TIFF 2023

TIFF 2023 Reviews – coming soon!

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