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Cameron Bailey is a Canadian film critic and festival programmer.  He has been the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012.

Of Barbadian heritage, he was born in London, England and spent his early childhood in Barbados before coming to Canada with his family at age eight.  Educated at the University of Western Ontario, he worked as a film reviewer for CBC Radio One, Now, Canada AM, Take One and other media publications before joining TIFF as a programmer.  With Clement Virgo, he co-wrote the screenplay for The Planet of Junior Brown (2007).  He also wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade (2004).  Cameron participated in Canada Reads (2015) as the advocate for Kim Thúy's novel, Ru, that won!

Fil Fraser (1932 – 2017) was born and educated in Montreal. In the 1970s, he formed a production company to produce educational television films. He then went on to produce four feature films, from 1977-82, including Why Shoot the Teacher? (executive producer), The Hounds of Notre Dame (producer), and Latitude 55° (executive producer). Fil was a founding member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He also became well known as a book author, columnist, radio personality, television program director. He was a member of the Order of Canada; received the Alberta Achievement Award and in 2015 was made a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. Fil served on the Alberta Task Force on Film and the Federal Task Force on Broadcasting Policy and was the Governor of the Canadian Journalism Foundation as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists. He organized the first Alberta Film Festival in 1974, which later became the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association, and was central to founding the Banff International Television Festival.

Hubert Davis is a Canadian filmmaker and the first African-Canadian to be nominated for an Academy Award for Hardwood (2005) for Documentary Short Subject and he was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming for his directorial debut in this film. The latter is a short documentary exploring the life of his father, former Harlem Globetrotter, Mel Davis.

He was awarded the Don Haig Award for top emerging Canadian director at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. His documentary Invisible City (2009) was a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada His film, Aruba (2006) was a Canadian coming-of-age dramatic short film and his fiction debut.

His most recent film, Giants of Africa (2016) is a Canadian documentary film that centers on Nigerian-Canadian sports executive Masai Ujiri's Basketball Without Borders program to promote and build the sport of basketball in Africa. The film garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017 — for Best Editing in a Documentary and Best Cinematography in a Documentary.

Karen King’s career has spanned the private, public and non-profit sectors including a senior management role at Quebecor as Executive Director, a drama content executive at Global Television, producer at the National Film Board of Canada on the Special Mandate Team for Cultural Diversity, and host of a live hotline television show at TVO. King has commissioned and supervised the development and production of prime-time scripted content, including commercials, and films reflecting Canada’s racial and cultural diversity. Her credits include Da Kink in My Hair, the hit series Combat Hospital, and the films Rude, Bollywood Bound, Unwanted Soldiers, and Film Club.

Lana Lovell began directing in earnest five years ago, after years of working as a researcher and producer for broadcast news and current affairs. Her new project, Crystal, in Black and White, will be her first feature film.

Onyekachi Ejim, better known as Lucky, is an actor and director, known for The Tenant (2008), The Summit (2008) and A Dark Truth (2012).

Lucky Ejim is a versatile actor with universal appeal. Winner of the Nollywood 2014 Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Render to Ceasar, Lucky has also been seen as Daggoo in the series Moby Dick, The General in the series Good Dog and recently in the science fiction series Dark Matter as well as CBC’s new comedy series, Kim’s Convenience. Lucky played the lead in the award-winning film The Tenant which he also directed. Also a writer/producer, Lucky has seven projects under various stages of development and in pre-production phase for his next film, Intersection, an action drama that he is set to direct and star in.