Filmmaker Pulls Entry from TIFF in Protest Against Festival's Spotlight on Tel Aviv
Although I wasn't able to find any details about the film on TIFF's official website, from the Programme Book it looks like Covered was originally scheduled to run in the Short Cuts Canada Programme 5 on September 15th and 16th. Greyson has decided host his own screening by making the film available on Vimeo (embedded above) until the end of the festival.
While Greyson makes it clear he has no beef with the films or filmmakers participating at TIFF, he rejects the spotlight's perceived (but unofficial) affiliation with the Brand Israel campaign that has targeted Toronto since this time last year.
Greyson's withdrawal letter, sent to TIFF heads Piers Handling, Cameron Bailey and Noah Cowan, is embedded below:
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