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Brad Deane

Brad Deane




Programming for the Festival since:  

Desert-island films:
2 Or 3 Things I Know About Her
The Mother and the Whore
Beau Travail 
Johnny Guitar
Le Rayon vert

Your favourite Festival programmer who is not you:
Andréa Picard, because she takes risks by programming the most challenging films but puts them in the proper context to ensure their success. I think the Wavelengths programme has become hugely influential in championing the best world cinema that doesn’t fit into easy categories.

The strangest place you’ve ever watched a film:
On a computer... but apparently this is normal for everyone else.

What do you do for the rest of the year when you aren’t programming for the Festival?
At TIFF Bell Lightbox, I’m part of the year-round TIFF Cinematheque programming team, which is dedicated to championing the history and culture of cinema through carefully curated retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema, and exclusive engagements of classic films, including many new and rare archival prints.




Brad Deane is a Manager of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox and is part of the TIFF Cinematheque programming team, which selects and presents films year-round.  Since 2012, Deane has led the curation of TIFF Cinematheque, a programme at the Toronto International Film Festival that features recent restorations from the history of Canadian and international cinema.

In the summer of 2009, he co-curated Nouvelle Vague: The French New WaveThen and Nowwith James Quandt, Senior Programmer, TIFF Cinematheque. Deane has also curated Masks and Faces: The Films of John Cassavetes, the first complete retrospective of John Cassavetes’ work to come to Toronto in 20 years; Fifty Years of Discoveries: Cannes Critics WeekFathers and Daughters: The Films of Mia Hansen-Løve; and Where Are the Films of Nicolás Pereda?, the first Toronto retrospective of Pereda’s work.

Prior to joining TIFF, Deane worked in advertising and film distribution. He has served on juries for several local film festivals, including the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival and aluCine Toronto Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. This year, he was a jury member for the Best Short Film Discovery Award at the 52nd edition of La Semaine de la Critique, a competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival.