Cameron Bailey is a Canadian film critic and festival programmer, who has been the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012.[1]

Born in London, England to parents from Barbados,[2] he spent his early childhood in St. James, Barbados before moving to Canada with his family at age eight.[2] Educated at the University of Western Ontario,[2] he worked as a film reviewer for Now, Canada AM, CBC Radio One, Take One and other publications before joining TIFF as a programmer.[2]

He also cowrote the screenplay for the 1997 film The Planet of Junior Brown with Clement Virgo,[2] and wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade.

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

Selected publications

  • 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. 
  • 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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