Toronto International Film Festival appoints Cameron Bailey as its CEO

Asha Bajaj
2 min readDec 2, 2021

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Toronto/Canadian-Media: The appointment of Cameron Bailey to the role of CEO was announced today by the Board of Directors of the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF).

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Today’s announcement comes as TIFF Bell Lightbox recently reopened its doors to film lovers and as the organization begins its planning for Festival 2022.

With 25 years with the organization. and in the film and entertainment landscape, Bailey has cultivated and led to the growth of TIFF’s loyal audiences by ensuring the Festival is an essential stop for international filmmakers, industry professionals, and journalists.

Over his decades-long tenure, Bailey has held several key roles: starting as a programmer with Perspective Canada, founding the Planet Africa section, working as TIFF’s Artistic Director, and most recently as the Co-Head of the organization.

“Cameron is a luminary in the global film industry and his committed leadership, strategic perspective, and unparalleled passion has already built an essential foundation for this organization…His immeasurable depth of cinematic knowledge, his astute understanding of this ever-changing industry, and the evolving technologies that impact the way we share stories through film…I look forward to supporting his vision for years to come,” said Jeffrey Remedios, Chair of TIFF. “

TIFF’s mission to ‘transform the way people see the world through the film’ is my mission as well,” said Cameron Bailey, and added, “It’s both a joy and an enormous responsibility to lead our passionate, committed TIFF team as we connect people and communities through film…and all the professionals who make movies matter.”

Having grown up in England and Barbados before migrating to Canada Bailey has taught film curation at the University of Toronto, and holds an honorary doctorate from Western University. Being a Chevalier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters, he is also a member-at-large of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Toronto Life magazine, for 10 consecutive years, (2012–2021), has named him one of Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People.



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