In the interview (originally conducted in 2016), Danis talks about the arduous process of selecting TIFF’s own short cuts program, which boasts over 60 short films from Canada and around the world.
In her words, “As a short filmmaker, it’s rare that you ever make your budget back. The market is limited. So with shorts, it’s really about finding interesting voices. For me, it’s such an exciting place to be. When you hit that pot of gold under the rainbow, it’s really joyful. We all feel it.”
TIFF takes place September 7 to 17, 2017.