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Magali Simard

Magali Simard



Gatineau, Québec

Programming for the Festival since:
2010, but I was born ready.

Secret film love:
The Little Mermaid and Sigourney Weaver.

Should have seen it by now but haven’t:
You will kill me, but Star Wars.

Favourite television series:
The Wire and The National with Peter Mansbridge.

Your secret Toronto begins...
With the food at Marben; Cinema 3 at TIFF Bell Lightbox; The Beer Festival; the cocktails at Goods & Provisions; and the animals at Riverdale Farm.


Magali Simard is a Manager of Film Programmes at TIFF, working on New Releases, TIFF Cinematheque, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and ongoing film series. She brings her experience in the Canadian film industry and deep knowledge of Quebec cinema to her fifth year of co-programming Short Cuts Canada. Magali sits on the programming team for the recently-announced Short Cuts International programme.