Monday, November 9, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recita Hall November 9, 2009
Cameron Bailey is a writer, broadcaster and Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Born in London, England and raised in Barbados and Toronto, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Degree in English literature. He pursued graduate study in Film at York University.
In 1997 Cameron Bailey completed his first screenplay, The Planet of Junior Brown, co-written with director Clement Virgo. The film was named Best Picture at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, and was nominated for a Best Screenplay Gemini Award.
Prior to helming TIFF Cameron Bailey had been a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, where he founded the Planet Africa section and headed the Perspective. Bailey is an accomplished writer, print and broadcast journalist and has been a guest curator for festivals around the world.
He has been a guest speaker at the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, New York University and the Banff Centre For the Arts just to name a few and now, the University of Lethbridge.