Advertisement Login/Register With: The TIFF board will establish a search committee to find a successor.How has the festival changed during your time there?When I started it was a relatively small event that tended to focus on English-language films like The Big Chill and Midnight Express – those were the films that made people sit up and pay attention. We tried to build up the Canadian presence because that was my specialty and I’d taught it at university and had written a number of books. Then we grew it as an international festival and went to Asia and Latin America, France, Italy and Germany. That was an uphill battle in the 80s and 90s.What was the challenge?Filmmakers want awards so the big European festivals had a leg-up on us. Non-competitive festivals can suffer. We had a wonderful Asian programmer called David Overbey who began cultural relationships with the likes of Wong Kar-Wai and Edward Yang in the 80s. These young filmmakers saw the benefits of Toronto as a platform. We got North American premieres then we began to get world premieres. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, will step down from his role at the end of 2018.After 35 years at the festival – first as programmer, then as artistic director for seven, and finally in his current role since 1994 – Handling looks back and casts an eye to the future.The longtime festival executive was an Amry brat who was born in Calgary and educated in England, with spells in Germany and Pakistan. He lived in Ottawa when he worked for 10 years at the Canadian Film Institute, before moving to Toronto in 1982 to join the festival.
Kolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested one of the prime accused in connection with the recovery of 1000 kgs of explosives from a matador that was intercepted at the northern slope of Tala bridge on BT Road under Chitpore police station on March 9.”We have arrested Mustafa Shiekh alias Bomb Mustafa from Odisha in connection with the case of explosive recovery, “a senior STF official said. Mustafa was produced at Bankshal court and was remanded to police custody till April 12. He was brought to Kolkata by the STF sleuths after the local court in Odisha had granted two days transit remand. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA resident of Dantan in West Midnapore Mustafa is suspected to be the linkman in the case and the police was in the look out for him soon after the recovery. According to STF sources investigations in the case have identified one Sahoo in Odisha as the manufacturer of such explosives. Mustafa was the prime architect in establishing the link between Sahoo and the recipients of such staff in Bengal. It may be mentioned that the STF had arrested the driver and the helper of the vehicle that was carrying the explosive at the time of the haul. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt was coming from Balasore in Odisha and was headed towards North 24 Parganas. The explosive substance was primarily identified as ammonium nitrate and was carried in 27 pieces of gunny bags. Both the arrested duo. Indrajit Bhui (25) and Padmolochon Dey (31) were residents of Balasore in Odisha. Bhui was the driver of the vehicle while Dey was the khalashi. The sleuths later arrested one Rabiul Islam of North 24 Parganas who used to procure the explosive from Sahoo. The sleuths are not ruling out the involvement of Mustafa in the supply of explosive from Vijaynagar in Andhra Pradesh to Bengal. “We have taken him into custody and will grill him for further leads in the case,” an STF officer said.
The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible. Experts lists some ways to look perfect this festive season: Bronzer: Bronzers are available in different shades. Opt for the one that matches your skin tone. A bronzer helps in creating an even skin tone and highlights the natural shadows on the face, giving it a more defined and angular appearance. Achieve the perfect look with baked, mineralised bronzers. If applied correctly it can help create a sun-kissed day or a glamorous night look. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShimmery or metallic eye-shadows: Such eye shadow not only luminates, but also drives attention towards the eyes. Use light colours such as golden bronze, pink shimmers for a delicate shine apt for day wear or opt for brighter and darker colours like pops of green, blue and purple for a bolder evening look. Use beige eye shadow as base on your eyelids to make bright, vibrant colours stand out. One can also use eye shadow instead of an eyeliner for a soft, smudged liner look. Accentuate your eyes further with mascara and eyeliner to finish the look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGlossy lipstick: Glossy lips are back in vogue. Opt for high gloss lip colours or lip oils in bright reds, hot pinks, crimson and shades of orange for the envious pout. Use a lip liner for better definition. You can also dab some gold dust or illuminator at the center of the lip for additional lustre. Further, If you prefer a bold look, go for a smokey eye and pair it up with bright glossy lips The radiant highlighter: Create make-up looks with the glamorous glow this festive season. A highlighter improves one’s natural radiance adding a gorgeous finishing touch to your festive look. The highlighter base should preferably match the base of the foundation. “Try Violet, Green and Yellow colours – that are not usually on your makeup palette for daily application but these darker shades would work wonders for a festive look! It’s best to apply these colours on your eyes – winged or smokey look is a sure shot to get it right.” “If you’re a pro with handling the make-up brush, you can try out a few geometrical patterns on your eyelids for a more dramatic appearance. Stick to a nude palette for your face and lips and allow your eyes to do the talking with these shades. Play up the look with matching accessories to stand out in a crowd,” experts note.
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