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Jesse Wente

Class of 1996 – HBA, Innis, CSI

Jesse Wente graduated from Innis College in 1996 with an Honours BA in Cinema Studies.  Wente is the Head of Film Programmes for TIFF Bell Lightbox, and is also a critic at CBC’s Metro Morning.  Wente has been a highly regarded Canadian Feature Film Selection Committee member at the TIFF for four years. Additionally, he is a passionate and creative administrator in the arts and First Nations communities. His responsibilities will include overall film scheduling, Limited Runs, in addition to overseeing series and TIFF Cinematheque programming.


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