I’m in the middle of third day in Toronto enjoying Hot Docs. My first dispatch is posted on the main site, and I’ll likely not end up posting much additionally on this blog (I’m only here for 4 days, and all I get out of it will be saved for the dispatches). But being here is wonderful. Besides the it-feels-like-Miami weather (80 degrees in Toronto in April is not normal), the whole festival has a great homecoming vibe. Hot Docs was one of my first jobs in the industry (I was their volunteer coordinator in ’06), and my experience working there was totally influential in my decision to keep going in this direction (It helps that the staff were, and from I can tell this time around, still are, really lovely and passionate people). The festival runs for another 8 days, and there a ton of events in addition to the screenings, all of which seem very worthwhile. So check out their schedule if your in or around Toronto.
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