What I'm Watching at TIFF '18: Colin Geddes
Tips from a 30-year Festival veteran
What I’m Watching asks the friends of the Toronto International Film Festival, both old and new, what films they’re most excited to watch at this year’s Festival.
Today: Colin Geddes, KinoVortex king.
Founder and Producer, Ultra 8 Pictures / Film curator
Number of years attending TIFF:
Favourite past TIFF movie:
I’ve seen too many to have one, but seeing John Woo’s Hard Boiled at the Uptown was a blast.
The most movies you’ve ever seen at one Festival:
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)
dir. Amanda Strong
I always try to check out some of the terrific Canadian shorts, as it is a hotbed for fresh talent and tales, so when I read “accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shapeshifter,” I’m eager to learn more.
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) plays TIFF on September 6 and 13 as part of the Short Cuts programme.
dir. Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
The French take on sci-fi has always been elevated and cerebral, and having seen the directors’ short works, I’ve got high hopes for this tale of a specialized SWAT team operating in a dystopian world.
Jessica Forever plays TIFF on September 12, 13, and 16 as part of the Platform programme.