Artistic Director of Toronto International Film Festival.
Cameron Bailey is the Co-Director, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is responsible for the visionary TIFF programming, as well as creating and maintaining relationships with industry stakeholders. Bailey brings a comprehensive wealth of experience, he a has been a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival for more than 12 years, has been responsible for the annual selection of films from Africa, South Asia, and the Philippines, hosted the highly successful subscription series Reel Talk, and headed the Perspective Canada series.
Bailey has curated film series for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australia's Sydney International Film Festival. He has also served on awards juries at film festivals in Canada, South Korea, Greece, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania.
As a journalist, Bailey reviewed films for Toronto's NOW Magazine, CBC Radio One, and CTV's Canada AM. As a writer, Bailey has written articles for publications such as The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice, CineAction!, Screen and the Banff Centre anthology Territories of Difference. He has been a guest speaker at several Canadian universities, as well as the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
In 1997, Bailey completed his first screenplay, The Planet of Junior Brown, co-written with director Clement Virgo, which was named best picture at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, and nominated for a Best Screenplay Gemini Award. Afterward, Cameron completed a video essay shot in Brazil, called Hotel Saudade, which premiered at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival and made its US premiere in 2005 at New York's Museum of Modern Art.