Higher Learning Fall 2017

Higher Learning: Master Class with Mimi Valdés

Nov 9
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.
  • This event is free. Tickets are distributed at the venue two hours before the start of the event. (One ticket per person.)

Mimi Valdes joins post-secondary students to explore her role as Creative Director at Kaleido Beauty and i am OTHER, working closely with creator Pharrell Williams on a variety of media projects. This conversation will be moderated by CBC Arts' Amanda Parris.

This event is co-presented by the Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) as part of the 2017 DesignThinkers Conference.

Individual students and youth wishing to reserve a ticket in advance (limit one per person) may do so using the sign-up form on this page. Administrators, faculty, or community groups looking to reserve a block of tickets to this event can email hlf@tiff.net with their request. Tickets will be made available from the Box Office 2 hours prior to the event start time.

Students and youth: Sign up for a free ticket

Mimi Valdés

Mimi Valdés is an alumna of New York University’s journalism program and is the former editor-in-chief of VIBE and Latina magazines. She influenced the groundbreaking 24-hour music video “Happy,” co-produced Dope (15), which played at both Cannes and Sundance, and served as an executive producer on the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures (16).

Amanda Parris

Host, Exhibitionists & Marvin's Room, CBC Arts — MODERATOR

Amanda Parris is an educator, actor, and playwright. She is the host of Exhibitionists, CBC Arts' weekly TV and online series, and CBC Radio 2's Marvin's Room. Her plays have been staged at numerous theatre festivals in Canada and internationally. She is the co-founder of the alternative education organization Lost Lyrics, and she created The Ride or Die Project, a multi-platform initiative that produces creative content inspired by women supporting loved ones who are incarcerated. She is also a weekly columnist for CBC Arts.