Programmer - Anita Lee


Anita Lee

Chief Programming Officer


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As TIFF’s Chief Programming Officer, Anita Lee will serve as TIFF’s primary programming strategist, and is responsible for devising and delivering an audience-focused, strategically cohesive, and financially sustainable programming framework in line with TIFF's mission and strategy. She will oversee TIFF’s Programming and Industry teams, providing strategic leadership to Festival and Cinematheque programming, Industry, Theatrical & Non-Theatrical film exhibition, as well as the Talks, Library, and Youth & Community work produced by TIFF’s Audience & Community team. From 2014 to present, Anita Lee has served as the Executive Producer for the National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio. She is a multi-award-winning producer and the founder of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. From 2005 to 2022, Lee produced some of Canada’s most critically acclaimed recent works, including Sarah Polley’s award-winning Stories We Tell.

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