CIN431H1S Advanced Study in Cinema as Social and Cultural Practice

Programming and Curation: The Films and Ideas That Define a Festival



Instructor: Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, TIFF

Wednesdays 6-9 p.m.

Prerequisite: CIN105Y1, CIN201Y1, CIN301Y1/permission of instructor

DR=HUM; BR=1 (1) Creative and Cultural Representations

Course Description:

What ideas and practical realities inform how film is curated within institutions and programmed by film festivals? Taking Toronto's TIFF as an example, this course will explore the combination of critical knowledge, advocacy and administrative detail that determines the selection of film at cinematheques and major festivals. While recent critical study of film festivals will be addressed, students will use screenings of landmark films to grapple with practical dilemmas in curation: taste, audience, reputation and commerce.


Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival.






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