The RTA annual practicum screening took place on a Sunday (as per usual). The first thing that struck me about this event was how it ran from 8am – 8pm. No further comment needed about how the bum got very tired. However, more importantly, it’s noteworthy and simultaneously a very heart-touching moment to see a dedicated audience clapping for each and every project. This only goes to show how supportive of a community RTA establishes.
The upcoming graduates dedicated one year’s time (at the least) on their project. It must have been such a bittersweet moment for them to see it on the big screens, and to be able to show it off to their fellow peers. Gratefully, this was also a very special moment for me because this will potentially be me in two years. I saw so many phenomenal work during the screening and it continues to inspire me of how much passion, hard work and talent can accomplish.
There was quite the variety, including narrative films, web series, documentaries, and VR projects with each project exploring a unique subject such as Tibetan culture through the exploration of food, alopecia discussed through mixing the documentary and narrative medium, the historical war from the perspective of an artist, and many more. I loved the appeal of the conceptual tale behind each project and the maturity of each production.
It was a day of celebration, gratitude, and anticipation for what these new bloods would carry forward into the paths ahead of them.
Image from Stable, a short film produced from the Ryerson School of Media