BOARD OF DIRECTORS


FESTIVAL TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mariam Zaidi is a South Asian filmmaker and arts manager based in Toronto, Canada. Zaidi's work has been funded and supported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, BravoFACT! Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent, and the National Film Board of Canada. Zaidi was the associate producer on multiple award-winning documentary Migrant Dreams (2017 Sydney Hillman Prize for Journalism, 2017 Hot Docs Top 10, 2018 Nominee for Donald Brittain Award for best Social/Political Documentary,) and most recently directed the short film, Over Time, which was selected for the DGC & WIFT Best Film Award at the 21st Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival. Alongside her independent film work, Zaidi has held multiple roles at local arts organizations and festivals including the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Regent Park Film Festival, European Union Film Festival and Images Festival. She currently holds the positions of Associate Programmer at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Managing Director at the Toronto Animated Image Society.

VESNA ASANOVIC - Festival Design

KYLE SCHMALENBERG - Festival Videographer

JOCELYN REYNOLDS - Festival Photographer

 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

SARAH KOLASKY

DIVYA SHAHANI

MARY DARLING