The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is 5 ½ weeks away! So many things to do, so little time. My job is to help all my co-workers complete and meet deadlines for whatever projects or tasks that need my assistance. That, and keeping on schedule with my regular duties such as creating the bi-weekly e-bulletins and special announcements, maintaining the office, answering and handling calls and mail/deliveries, working on our annual mediatheque catalogue, massaging temples and shoulders, rubbing feet, and more. I must be doing something right because this past month my co-workers caught me off guard and surprised me with a yummy, delicious lemon cake for my birthday!
Seriously though, I hope you all have taken advantage of our Festival Travel Packages this year. Also, NOW is the time to purchase tickets to see Buffy Sainte-Marie, who is headlining our music night The Beat on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. And don’t forget to put in your submissions for Doc & Drama Pitch and TV Submissions, both are DUE this FRIDAY, SEPT. 16th.
Lately during non-working hours, I have been relaxing and taking in the stargazing of TIFF. Check out my photos!
Moving onward, from one great festival (TIFF) to another in October (imagineNATIVE).
I am definitely looking forward to this year’s imagineNATIVE! A whole new venue and mediatheque library space (which is now located above ground-level at TIFF Bell Lightbox)! No more lugging major heavy equipment to the mediatheque room, since everything is already in place. My back is so relieved…whew! I ain’t getting any younger.
You may or may not see me at this year’s festival, as I tend to work hard behind a glittery green curtain. And if you do see me, I am the streak of movement in the air passing by, like the Tasmanian Devil running last minute errands, trying to do my best in making the festival enjoyable for everyone! If you do see me taking a quick break though, come and chat!
Chum (over and out)
Violet Chum is the Administrative Assistant at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. She assists all of her co-workers with various projects and daily activities in preparation for the festival. Violet is a Moose Cree First Nation member from Moose Factory Island in northern Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design University and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Learning from Lakehead University. She has volunteered her time and worked part-time at imagineNATIVE prior to becoming a full-time employee. Violet is also a visual artist and has created a number of works in figurative, portraiture and landscape painting and drawing, of which her works were exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario College of Art & Design University’s Professional Gallery and Graduate Exhibition, Gallery CC, and an up-coming exhibition in October 2011.