SCMS, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, had its 2023 Conference in Denver, from April 12 to April 16.
Within the panel New Scholarly Approaches to Film Festivals, I’ve been the Chair and second panelist, with the presentation “Cultural diversity in film festivals: TIFF seen by local and foreign press”.
On March 30, 2023, a Humber College Professor of Multiplatform Journalism, shared a CTV news update about two assaults happening at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. He asked Humber Etcetera editors for a news story that same day.
As international editor, I offered myself and asked for the assistance of Humber College teammate Muhammad Hamza.
He not only agreed but arrived immediately and found out that neither guards nor students knew about what had happened two days before.
When I arrived with the camera, audio and video equipment, we both asked students and professors about the incidents that had happened two days before.
After showing the photos the police had distributed to several people, one student told us she had seen the suspect the day before and agreed to be recorded on camera.
We showed up later at 22 Division of Toronto Police, but they had no additional news about the suspect.
Nevertheless, we could interview Humber College’s director of public safety and emergency management Rob Kilfoyle, who gave us important details about the investigation.
Interviewing Kilfoyle with Muhammad Hamza has been a rewarding experience, as my classmate asked very important questions for our report, which can be read here.
I’ve been covering Sundance Film Festival 2023 in person for Radiocine.
There I met composer Michael Lee Bishop, who has created the soundtrack for the film Aliens abducted my parents (and I feel kinda left out).
In this interview with Michael Lee Bishop we talk about how to learn music, how to create music for the screen, and where Michael will be having holidays after he finishes his next score, which coincidentally has also aliens in its title.