Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Festival programming. Serving as a programmer for the Festival for more than twelve years, he has been responsible for the annual selection of films from Africa, South Asia and the Philippines. He has programmed and hosted TIFF’s subscription series Reel Talk, and headed the Festival’s Perspective Canada series.
Bailey has programmed film series for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the NFB. He presented films on The Showcase Revue, as well as producing and hosting IFC Canada’s interview series, Filmmaker. He has been published in such publications as Screen, The Village Voice, and CineAction!, to name a few.
Bailey joined us at Soho House Toronto for a brief conversation about the Canadian film industry, the Festival, and the role of the programmer.
This profile is from our tenth issue, which was published in January of 2013.