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Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey

Western Europe, South Asia, the Caribbean, USA, City to City: London, Special Presentations, Gala Presentations

 

Hometown:
London, England
Rock Dundo, Barbados
Toronto, Canada

Programming for the Festival since:
1990

Secret film love:
Shallow focus. Car chases. Archive footage. Family dinner scenes. Empty landscapes. Gunfights. Biting dialogue. Rain.

Should have seen it by now but haven’t:
Wild Strawberries. Maybe I missed the moment in my life, or maybe it’s coming.

Favourite television series:
Now: True Detective.
Then: The Bob Newhart Show. The first one.

Your secret Toronto begins...
At the Peanut Plaza in North York. I spent my tween years there when it was a borderland between the immigrant suburbs and abandoned farmland. It was like growing up in River’s Edge.

Western Europe, South Asia, the Caribbean, USA, City to City: London, Special Presentations, Gala Presentations

 

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 the organization in 1990, and worked both as a film programmer and film critic for 20 years before taking on his current role. As a programmer and curator, he has organized film series for local and international festivals and galleries including the National Gallery of Canada and Australia’s Sydney International Film Festival.