Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Since 2008 he has been responsible for the overall vision and execution of the Festival’s selection. Bailey began programming for Toronto in 1990 and worked as a film programmer and film critic for 20 years before taking on his current role. Bailey wrote about movies for Toronto’s weekly NOW Magazine from 1988-2007, and was a longtime film critic for CBC Radio and CTV’s national morning television program, Canada AM. From 1998-2002 he also co-hosted the international film program across Canada on the Showcase Review.
As a programmer and curator he has organized film series for the National Gallery of Canada, Cinematheque Ontario and Australia’s Sydney International Film Festival. He has served on many film festival juries around the world, including most recently at the Beijing International Film Festival and South Korea’s Busan Film Festival, as well as other festivals from Antalya to Zanzibar. He studied English Literature at the University of Western Ontario and cinema at York University. He also holds an Honorary Degree from Humber College and sits on the Advisory Committee for Western University’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. Bailey resides in Toronto with his wife and son.
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