Film festival makes a Charlie Chaplin timeline by turning its Instagram feed sideways

Charlie Chaplin now has a home on Instagram. To mark the 100th anniversary of the legendary silent era star’s first film appearance, the Toronto Silent Film Festival (TSFF) has made unique use of Instagram to make a timeline of Chaplin’s life. Instead of limiting itself to just one square Instagram photo or video, Cossette — the marketing agency behind the festival — turned the entire TSFF Instagram feed into a scrolling timeline.

The TSFF Instagram feed reads horizontally, and a mixture of still images, text, blank squares, and short clips from Chaplin’s films fill in the timeline. Shirley Hughes, a festival director involved with the project, tells The Verge that “we are very happy to contribute to [the Chaplin Centennial] both…

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