Episode 19

Helen Du Toit: Executive & Creative Director, Blue Mountain Film Festival

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Helen Du Toit is a film festival veteran, who's probably been a part of every major film festival you've ever heard of: She was the Artistic Director for the Palm Springs International Film Festival for over a decade, as well as working with TIFF, the Vancouver Film Festival, and many others. She also happens to be the Executive and Creative Director of the upcoming Blue Mountain Film Festival.

In this episode, Andrew speaks to Helen about her goals for the festival, as well as what caused her to fall in love with the Blue Mountain area and why she thinks it's the perfect place for a film festival.

Helen also touches on the positive economic impact of hosting a festival, citing how much good it's done for Palm Springs and expressing her hopes and desires to do the same for Blue Mountain.

The festival will feature 25 films and shorts, with 20% of the programming being Canadian cinema. It aims to showcase the best of International Cinema while also highlighting our homegrown talent.

Helen is part of a star-studded Advisory Committee leading the festival, along with Daniel Bekerman, Sudz SutherlandJennifer Frees, Allison Black, Tara Woodbury, and several other industry leaders.


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