Politics and media tell us we're living in a "post-truth" era. Instead of accepting that and pursuing increasingly personal fictions, what if Canadian filmmakers doubled down on true stories? What if our cinema confronted the secrets, betrayals, murder and resistance that happen all across Canada every day? For real.
Breakfast will be served immediately following the keynote on the 3rd floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox.
This session was designed for an industry professional audience.
Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of Festival programming, as well as maintaining relationships with the Canadian and international film industries. Toronto Life has named him one of Toronto's 50 Most Influential People four years in a row. Born in London, Bailey grew up in England and Barbados before migrating to Canada. Before taking up his current position at TIFF, he was a Festival programmer for 11 years, and a writer and broadcaster on film. He has presented international cinema on Showcase Television's national programme The Showcase Revue, and has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice, CineAction!, and Screen. Bailey has curated film series for Cinematheque Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australia's Sydney International Film Festival.