Author Archives: Sonia Sakamoto-Jog

T-3

3 days left, 3 To-Do lists, one for each day (as you are beginning to realize, my life is run off To-Do lists). Chris, Tina, and I were in the office on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, and started off with … Continue reading

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T-4

Got into the office today with 2 things on my mind – get organized for Opening Night, and get organized for the All-Hands meeting at 7:30.  Opening Night is by far the biggest night of the festival – we only … Continue reading

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T-5

Tomorrow we’re opening up our Guest Services desk for badge and pass pickup so Tina and I spent the better part of the day making sure we had all our ducks in a row. For all the time and money … Continue reading

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T-6

Last night was a bit of a sleepless one – too much on my mind to be able to relax!  I’ve been keeping a notepad next to my bed so that I can scribble down thoughts that come to me … Continue reading

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T-7

It was a productive day today but I will admit I’m a bit tired and ready for a warm sleep. No matter how well prepared you are, you can never prepare for all the last minute details that have to … Continue reading

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T-8

It hit me this morning that we are just over one week out from the festival. Wow – it feels like it came out of nowhere. I’m aiming to do a post a day until the festival to chronicle the … Continue reading

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ImagineNative opens with Taika Waititi’s BOY

Congratulations to ImagineNative on its 11th season! Louanne and I attended the Opening Night Gala screening of BOY, Taika Waititi’s hilarious coming-of-age tale in New Zealand. I had the pleasure of seeing Waititi’s short THE WHITE TIGER at last year’s … Continue reading

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Weekend in Washington – visit with DC APA

A family wedding took me to Washington DC this weekend, my first time in the capital.  The weekend was packed with wedding-related events but I was able to make it down to the National Mall just in time to see … Continue reading

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Deborah Chow wins Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF

TIFF wrapped up last night and also made its hugely anticipated award announcements. Congratulations to Deborah Chow winner of the SKYY Vodka award for Best Canadian First Feature for THE HIGH COST OF LIVING, a drama about an unlikely relationship between … Continue reading

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2 for 2 at TIFF

This is crunch-time at RA so I was only able to get to two TIFF screenings so far, but what a two they were.  On Tuesday I saw Naomi Kawase’s GENPIN, a doc about a natural childbirth clinic in Japan and … Continue reading

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