Cameron Bailey is Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. He is responsible for the overall vision of the Festival’s programming, as well as creating and maintaining relationships with the international film industry. Cameron began working as a programmer for Toronto in 1990, eventually heading the Canadian selection committee, the selection from South Asia and founding the Planet Africa program, which ran from 1995-2004.
Cameron has curated many film series in Canada and internationally for venues such as the National Gallery of Canada and the Sydney Film Festival. He has also served on film festival juries in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has been a guest speaker at several Canadian universities, the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.
For many years, Bailey was a film critic, writing for Toronto’s NOW Magazine and broadcasting for the CBC and CTV. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture and is a former board member of the Ontario Film Development Corporation and Toronto’s Images Festival. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Tourism Toronto. He is also an awarded scriptwriter.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.