00:01 Series Intro
00:32 Meet Toni Thompson, traveler to 70 countries including volunteering in five. She served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, lived 4 years in Venezuela. As an occupational therapist, she teaches cultural competency. July 5-17 she attended the 2021 (74th) Cannes Film Festival in France and shares stories from the Red Carpet, film screenings, parties, and a Master Class with Matt Damon. Find out how to get there or enjoy your local film festivals.
1:26 How she got an invitation to the industry event
Gasparilla International Film Fest--Tampa
Sunscreen Film Festival--St. Petersburg, Florida (where she reviewed entries as a programmer)
3:40 How Covid changed the Festival
Dave DeBorde, Nashville, hosted The Cannes Pajama Party
Chilean Cinema https://cinemachile.cl/en/espanol-que-paso-en-cannes-2021-conoce-todo-sobre-la-presencia-chilena/
(Cindy was cast by Alberto Fuguet in the Chilean film based on Nashville, Musica Campesina, which screened at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival, Vanderbilt University, and in 2014 on Cinemax. https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts_culture/alberto-fuguets-i-musica-campesina-i-the-best-nashville-shot-movie-youve-never-seen-airs/article_cf943712-db2f-55f2-be09-105beacb3dd7.html)
5:51 Red Carpet events, guidelines, surprises
7:20 Getting into the film screenings--She went to 19.
10:06 Toni's favorite moment (with Matt Damon)
Stillwater is "loosely based" on the story of Amanda Knox, an American college student accused of murdering her roommate in Italy
14:15 The Power of Film for Cultural Connections
Red Sea Film Festival
Cindy was so excited to see a Moroccan film there--Cassablanca Beats--the story of a former rapper who takes a job at a cultural center inspiring students to fulfill passions and find freedom in hip hop culture.
Highlights from France 24 News
17:46 Toni's travels
18:24 Classes on Cultural Competency/ Humility
21:00 InterNations and the Gifts of Diversity
*See S2 Episode 1 for more on Oman
24:36 Cannes and the French Riviera
More on Nice, Monaco, surrounding area
26:53 Festival Packages
30:07 How to Get Started in Film Festivals--Volunteer locally.
Nashville Film Fest
Film Festival Travel