Anti-Infection Arts Funding

The Toronto Film Festival is getting $400,000 from the Ontario government for “SARS relief.” With SARS scaring away visitors to the province, the government set up a fund to help out. “Previously, the ministry announced it was providing the Shaw and Stratford festivals a total of $800,000 in marketing assistance to help them overcome the effects of the SARS outbreak. The TIFF money has been used for campaign aimed at potential attendees in U.S. border states and Canada as well as producers and buyers in the U.S. and overseas.”