Toronto Film Festival

From: Robin Curtis (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 06:13:18 PDT

> For example, TIFF's visiting experimental filmmakers
> should be forewarned that your screening will be
> automatically "Restricted" (adults only) by law,
> regardless of the content! Minors (anyone under 18)
> are not allowed to see even abstract films! TIFF not
> only does not protest this law, but they help to
> enforce it and don't inform their filmmakers, so on
> many occasions filmmakers and/or their families have
> been caught by surprise and sent home by TIFF from
> their own screening with their child (sometimes a mere
> babe-in-arms)!

Dear John,
Regarding the restriction of screenings to 18 and over: don't feel bad. The
Berlin film festival has exactly the same policy.
(former Torontonian)

Dr. Robin Curtis
Freie Universität Berlin
"Synästhesie Effekte: kinetische und farbliche Dimensionen des Films"
Sonderforschungsbereich 447 - Kulturen des Performativen
Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin, Germany
+4930 838 50339
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