BFF Emerging Filmmaker Pitch - Mentorship

BFF is thrilled to have NFB Producer, Lea Marin join us this Saturday March 30th for a focused mentorship session designed to help the 4 selected teams deliver their most effective pitch to a live audience and panel of judges.


Lea Marin is an award-winning Toronto-based producer with 20 years’ experience in the film and television industry.

A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab, Lea joined the National Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006.

Her most recent film credits include Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses, which won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017 and the 2018 Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award, in addition to being nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards; Picture This, directed by Jari Osborne, which screened at the Inside Out and OUTeast film festivals, winning Best Canadian Short and the Audience Award for Best Short at both festivals; and Astra Taylor’s feature doc What Is Democracy? (a follow-up to Examined Life), which premiered at Sheffield DocFest, and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018.

Other credits include Chelsea McMullan’s, My Prairie Home, and The Portrait, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis;

Lea is currently in production on Throat, a co-collaboration between filmmaker Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist Tanya Tagaq.

She has participated as a panelist, mentor, moderator and juror for various International festivals and institutions, including TIFF, HOT DOCS, Black Women Film, ImagineNative, ReelWorld Film Festival, POV 3 rd Street, and the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Lea Marin holds a degree in language and literature from the University of Toronto. 


BFF Emerging Filmmaker Pitch & Party!

Saturday April 6, 7:00PM
TMAC, 32 Lisgar St.