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Jason Anderson and Face2Face host David Peck talk about short form cinema, coming of ages stories, diversity, perspective, fresh new voices and some of the films to look out for at TIFF 2019 and why it’s a pretty good year for weird.

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Buy tickets here: TIFF 2019 running from September 5th to the 15th and check out TIFF trailers here.

About our Guest:

Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of shortform cinema.

He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festival such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope.

He was a writer and script consultant for The VICE Guide to Film, authoring episodes on Jane Campion, Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.

Image Copyright: TIFF and Jason Anderson. Used with permission.

F2F Music and Image Copyright: David Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.