INDUSTRY GUESTS

It wouldn’t be KCFF without lots of special guests in attendance. We invite filmmakers, producers, cast, crew, and other industry to take part in post-show Q+As, chats, networking events, and other programming. We’ll continually update this list leading up to the Fest, so keep checking back for updates. 

Elamin Abdelmahmoud / Host of COMMOTION on CBC / MODERATOR (multiple events)

Karen Barzilay / Producer / THE MOVIE MAN

Dane Clark / Director / SUZE

Audrey Cummings / Director / PLACE OF BONES

Liane Cunje / Producer / FITTING IN

Melissa D’Agostino / Director, writer, actor / MOTHER OF ALL SHOWS

Jordan Dawson / Actor / INDUSTRY DAY

Taisa Dekker / Manager of Industry Initiatives, ACTRA Toronto / INDUSTRY DAY

Kevin Drew / Composer / THE MOVIE MAN

Robin Dunne / Director, writer, actor / KILL VICTORIA

AJ Edmonds / Director / DARK HIGHWAY

Atom Egoyan / Director / SEVEN VEILS

Matt Finlin / Director / THE MOVIE MAN

Jeannette Garcia / Associate Producer / DAYS OF HAPPINESS (Les jours heureux)

David Hamilton / Producer / I AM SIRAT

Piers Handling / Director and CEO, TIFF (retired) / MODERATOR (multiple events)

Rachel Ho / Film critic, writer / MODERATOR (multiple events) / INDUSTRY DAY

Helen Humphreys / Poet and friend / KIM ONDAATJE

Emma Hunter / Actor / INDUSTRY DAY

Khyber Jones / Filmmaker and grandson / KIM ONDAATJE

Zarrar Kahn / Director / IN FLAMES

Jeremy Larter / Director / WHO’S YER FATHER?

Julia Lederer / Writer / WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN

Sherren Lee / Director / FLOAT

Clarke Mackey / Director / TAKING CARE (1987)

Bruce McCulloch / Actor, writer / KIDS IN THE HALL

Deepa Mehta / Director / I AM SIRAT

Charles-Olivier Michaud / Director / RU

Pat Mullen / POV Magazine Publisher / INDUSTRY DAY

Claire Peace-McConnell / Producer / THE KING TIDE

Zack Russell / Director / SOMEONE LIVES HERE / INDUSTRY DAY

Gia Sandhu / Actor / KILL VICTORIA

Rebecca Schechter / Screenwriter / TAKING CARE (1987)

Khaleel Seivwright / Carpenter, activist / SOMEONE LIVES HERE

Gina Simone / Producer / DARK HIGHWAY

Simone Smith / Editor / FLOAT

Layla Staats / Activist / BOIL ALERT

Keith Stata / Owner, Highlands Cinemas / THE MOVIE MAN

Linsey Stewart / Director / SUZE

Chantal Thompson / Composer / 500 DAYS IN THE WILD

Marni Van Dyk / Director / THIS IS NOT ABOUT SWIMMING (Canadian Shorts: Northern Refractions) / INDUSTRY DAY

Laura Vandervoort / Actor / KILL VICTORIA

Robert Vaughn / Producer / KILL VICTORIA

Jennifer Weiss / Producer / FITTING IN

James Yates / Editor / THE MOVIE MAN