The Dr. Vibe Show

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 until September 25, 2011 in Toronto, the sixth annual Commffest Global Community Film Festival presents a broad program of over 50 new films from communities around the world. Commffest continues to offer a unique platform for independent filmmakers to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. Commffest films represent current affairs and relevant issues, and provides an opportunity for filmmakers to express themselves freely and connect more personally with audiences. This year Commffest puts the spotlight on homelessness, screening several films from around the world portraying this epidemic. Several artists have come together to exhibit their works of the homeless and can be seen at the Rainbow Cinema Art Gallery. We had the opportunity to speak with the Commffest Creative Director, Sandra de Freitas. During our conversation tells us how she got her start in the film industry, how Commffest started and what it is about, some of her memorable Commffest moments, and some of her memorable moments, how the festival has grown over the years, some highlights of this year's festival including movies by Danny Glover and Oscar Micheaux and the challenges she encounters with funding the festival and how she overcomes them. For more information about the 2011 Commffest Global Community Film Festival, please go to: http://www.commffest.com/