Toronto Mayor John Tory has shown his full support to the city and the country’s film industry as he attends Toronto Film School’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of its new facility at Yonge and College.
The Mayor says media and film is one of the big industries that really offer hundreds of jobs to people, especially to aspiring filmmakers and he cannot be more proud on promoting the city and the country’s film industry – all those who work in front of the camera and behind the camera.
Why does it matter to us Filipinos? Well, Toronto Film School recently announced its collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines.
TFS representatives led by its Director of Education, Paula Shneer, met with FDCP chair Liza Diño in her recent Toronto visit and signed a Memorandum of Understanding making their partnership official. Both believe that this partnership will be able to help Philippine’s film industry and its amazing filmmakers to gain a more global audience.
One of the highlights of this event is the fact that it now offers a work placement program. Toronto Film School is the only film school that opened this huge opportunity for all young passionate and aspiring filmmakers to enhance their skills and showcase their incredible talent.
TFS also had their team to visit the Philippines to scout and meet with students in which they also held Master Classes and workshops. Director of Toronto Film School’s Film Production Work Placement Program, Michaelangelo Masangkay, also worked with FDCP to encourage local students in continuing their passion for film studies. Masangkay also helps in fostering partnerships with local film studios and seeks potential partnerships with the most influential stakeholders.
The succession of this collaboration and partnership is expected to help big time in making the Philippines’ film industry even more globally competitive.