Let’s Talk About TIFF: 44 Years of Promoting the Film Festival Giant
November 27 – December 5th
Hours: Wed-Fri 2-7pm, Sat 12-5pm
Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St, London, ON
This exhibition showcases promotional posters that have been distributed by TIFF over the years, displaying the festival’s development from its beginnings in 1976 to becoming the world-renowned festival it is today. Throughout this exhibit, we seek to teach attendees through the posters, TIFF’s significance on a global and local scale, as well as the festival’s contributions to the discourse around art, culture and film festivals themselves.
TIFF, as a major festival, dictates and constructs the manner and environment in which we engage with film. It provides a platform for cultural legitimization. Films from regions that would otherwise not have the ability to circulate and reach foreign audiences adequately are granted the capacity to. For spectators, this means a window is provided to peer into another culture, not through a lens formed through mainstream film, but by that culture itself. The various themes discussed throughout the exhibition together, form a diverse but cohesive look into the significance of TIFF as a mechanism for art and cultural production.