One Last Festival

published 7 months ago

After 24 years, CEO and Director Piers Handling will be saying farewell. He looks back on his career and how he turned a neighbourhood film festival into one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

For more in depth perspectives and interesting stories sign up for our daily newsletter at slash daily. How many of us can say we've happily work at the same place for almost 40 years family helped elevate tiff into one of the Primera cultural and economic events in Ontario's capital now he's moving on we're pleased to welcome him to reflect on where he's been and what's next welcome welcome to me here to see you so any opening I said you happily worked there for a very long time how would you describe your time it to the whole my god unexpected no kinds of ways it really was I didn't think I was going to end up working for a Film Festival I did once I got there I love the atmosphere I love the opportunities it was a start up when I started basically it was a group of renegade people fall in love a cinema all focused on doing one thing and doing really well so I flourished and it was fantastic because of the opportunities that are ...

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