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Be Your Valentine Event: "Valentina" Series
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Toronto weather created a snowstorm that made commuting to the TIFF Bell Lightbox very difficult. However, we still had over 30 beautiful women of all ages come by our space to celebrate Valentine's Day with us. The Flaunt It Team wanted to focus on celebrating ourselves without relying on having to find a significant other.
February 14 should be an excuse to treat yourself as a young womxn and become a day to love, embrace, empower yourself + the womxn around you. In our space, we created a special edition "Flaunt It Fridays" campaign called VALENTINA. It aims to showcase group photos and solo portraits of healthy and strong relationships being built. With a wide range of karaoke like karaoke, a make-up booth, self-care activities and more, it was an incredible day to celebrate all the women in the room.
Special thanks to our lead sponsor, TIFF Next Wave for providing us space and resources to host this event.
"Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools, and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions, and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers, and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders. With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival. The TIFF Next Wave Committee is supported by the Slaight Family Foundation Learning Fund."
the SPECIAL EDITION creative campaign:
The Valentina Series
For this series, we asked our models what their thoughts on Valentine's Day are and how can practice self-love on it.