@TIFF_Net’s Cameron Bailey Gets A Well-Deserved Title Bump

Until you are in the middle of the beast, you don’t really know just how crazy and difficult it is to be part of the Toronto International Film Festival let alone be one of the people running it. Cameron Bailey is one of the few folks in this industry that gets my respect. The hustle that shows as he goes anywhere he can to make sure he sees everything to the way he works a room right after he delivers a press conference.

Well done sir.

And TIFF believes in him as well as they have bumped him up to Artistic Director. Well not so much a bump, more of a “here’s the keys to the car, you’ve earned it.”

Oh Look! A press release:



Title change reflects ongoing efforts to fully integrate TIFF’s programming activities and initiatives

Toronto – Piers Handling today announced that Cameron Bailey, formerly titled Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival® will receive a new title, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival. Handling’s title remains unchanged as Director and CEO of TIFF.

“Today’s announcement is part of our ongoing efforts to become a fully integrated year-round film institution,” said Handling. “While Cameron’s responsibilities remain unchanged, I believe that his new title will support our efforts to streamline and integrate our programming across all divisions within the organization.”

With today’s announcement, Bailey and Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox, are now aligned as the two Artistic Directors of TIFF in charge of all programming offerings; both year-round and festival-specific.

“Over the past 18 months, the programming heads have been working towards finding ways to become further integrated when looking at our curatorial efforts throughout the year,” said Bailey. “This title change is one important step in this process.”

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