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Hi, I'm Danielle Solzman and I'm a film critic currently approved for press credentials to cover the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this September.  I'm a transgender woman and on the Tomatometer.  I'm one of those underrepresented film journalists that you've been hearing about since the Rotten Tomatoes study in June.

I've covered Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, and Tribeca this year in addition to local festivals in Chicago.  Covering TIFF is a dream but without the financing, I won't be able to attend.  I'm going to work on finding outlets interested in my TIFF coverage otherwise all my reviews will run on Solzy at the Movies.

I'm going to revise the $650 fee as needed but at minimum, I need to raise $258 to cover the flight to and from plus another $25 each way to take care of checking my suitcase..  I'm looking at staying September 6-14 with my returning to Chicago on Friday afternoon--likely AirBNB and I've found places under $40 a night.

EDIT: Thanks to a generous promo code from AirBNB, my lodging is booked for TIFF.  It's within walking distance of everything so no Ubers or public transit required on this end aside from the $25 CAD roundtrip for the express train from the airport to Union Station and back.

The biggest question is spending money for food given the USD/CAD exchange rate
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So this is the week I leave for TIFF. I'm excited and overwhelmed. I think I enough funds but there's some anxiety in there about whether or not its enough.

I leave Chicago for Toronto on Thursday and can't wait!
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Thank you to everyone who donated so that I can attend and cover TIFF! It means the world to me!
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My flight for TIFF has been booked! So exciting!!
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The amazing and incredible news is that AirBNB saw my tweets on my fundraising campaign to attend TIFF. This resulted in a promo code that covers my entire lodging expenses! As soon as the first round of the campaign money hits my bank account, I'll be buying my roundtrip flight. My trip is booked for September 6-14th with the last full day in Toronto being on the 13th.

I'm still going to keep the campaign ongoing because I have no idea what to expect as far as how much I'll need for food while in Toronto.

Thank to you everyone for your support. Whether it was retweeting or sharing the link on social media or a donation, I'm so incredibly grateful to everyone!
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