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Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey


Film Festival


FeatureLab Jury 2018


Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director & Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Festival programming, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries. For six consecutive years, Toronto Life has named him one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People (2012-2017).

Bailey began programming for TIFF in 1990, headed the organization’s Perspective Canada programme and founded its Planet Africa section, and worked both as a film programmer and film critic for 20 years before taking on his current role.

He reviewed for Toronto’s “NOW” Magazine, CBC Radio One and CTV’s Canada AM. He presented international cinema nightly on Showcase TV’s national program “The Showcase Revue”, and produced and hosted the interview program “Filmmaker” on Independent Film Channel Canada.

He has been published in “The Globe and Mail”, “The Village Voice”, “CineAction!” and “Screen”, among others.