Fanshawe Students Meet Paul Haggis at TIFF Bell Lightbox
On Thursday, February 10, 2011, students, staff and faculty from Fanshawe College had the opportunity of a lifetime at a free film screening and Master Class presentation with Oscar-winning filmmaker, Paul Haggis (right).
Mr. Haggis presented his film In the Valley of Elah (2007) to students and staff from Fanshawe, Humber, Durham and Sheridan Colleges followed by a question-and-answer session. This event was made possible through Higher Learning at TIFF Bell Lightbox, an ongoing series of free events for university and college students and faculty.
Following the class, Fanshawe staff and students were treated to a private luncheon in one
of the special lounges reserved for élite visitors. Everyone had the opportunity to
mingle with Paul, talk about his films and involvement in television and script-writing, and
meet his father Ted, also from London.
Paul Haggis (front row, third from left) with Fanshawe staff and students at the
TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.
The event was a great opportunity to meet an established and world-renowned filmmaker, writer, director and producer, and discuss career opportunities for students in an exciting industry.
Mr. Haggis was presented with a Fanshawe College honorary diploma in November 2007.