Film Programmer Extraordinaire, Cameron Bailey, joins the Cinema Studies Institute in 2013/14
CAMERON BAILEY, the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, will be sharing his knowledge of global film festivals with Cinema Studies undergraduates this winter when he teaches a course entitled “Programming and Curation: The Films and Ideas that Define a Festival.” Bailey, who has been a programmer for TIFF since 1990, specializes in films from Western Europe, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the US. A graduate of UWO, Bailey began his career as a film critic, writing for NOW and hosting a radio show on CKLN. After joining TIFF, Bailey was responsible for many of the Festival’s most innovative spotlight series, including Planet Africa and City to City. He has also served on numerous juries for international film festivals. As one of the world’s pre-eminent film programmers, Bailey is well positioned to provide CSI students with an informed and current perspective on the important roles that festivals play in today’s global media market.