Cameron Bailey

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Cameron Bailey
Cameron Bailey (cropped).jpg
Bailey in 2017
Born
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
EducationUniversity of Western Ontario
OccupationFilm critic, festival programmer

Cameron Bailey is a Canadian film critic and festival programmer. He is the artistic director and co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Biography[edit]

Born in London, England to parents from Barbados,[1] he spent his early childhood in St. James, Barbados, before moving to Canada with his family at the age of eight.[1] Educated at the University of Western Ontario,[1] he worked as a film reviewer for Now, Canada AM, CBC Radio One, Take One and other publications before joining the Toronto International Film Festival as a programmer.[1]

He also cowrote the screenplay for the 1997 film The Planet of Junior Brown with Clement Virgo,[1] and wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade.

In 2012, Bailey was named artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival.[2]

He participated in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where he advocated for Kim Thúy's novel Ru.[3] Ru ultimately won the competition.[4]

In 2018, Bailey was promoted to the newly created position of artistic director and co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Cameron Bailey (1999). Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault, eds. A Cinema of Duty: The Films of Jennifer Hodge de Silva. Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto. pp. 94–108.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Cameron Bailey (1990). "A Cinema of Duty: The Films of Jennifer Hodge de Silva". CineAction. winter (23): 4–12. In this essay he honoured Jennifer Hodge de Silva.

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