A Conversation with Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival

If music captures the human spirit, then film certainly captures the human condition. In both art mediums, intuition molds the creative process. The film curation process works in the same way.

Cameron Bailey, Canadian film critic and Toronto International Film Festival’s artistic director, is making sure that the 40th edition of TIFF maintains its place as one of the most influential film festivals in the world. You can’t mention TIFF without mentioning Cannes or Sundance, but that speaks of the obvious ascendancy of TIFF–known for its uncanny ability to attract Oscar hopefuls.

We discussed the human interconnectedness in film, the intersection between cinema and urban space, the power of film and music, what his job actually entails, the inner-working of TIFF, and Canadian cultural identity.



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