Advisory Board Members
CEO & Executive Producer
Circle Blue Entertainment
Amos Adetuyi is an award wining Canadian Producer and Executive Producer with over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry.
Amos is the producer of the ground breaking television drama series DIGGSTOWN currently airing on CBC and BET. His other notable television credits include two internationally awarded TV...more
President & Founder
Mongrel Media Inc
Hussain Amarshi is the Founder and President of Mongrel Media – Canada’s leading arthouse film distribution company. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Queen’s University,
Hussain has been involved in film for over 30 years; he founded the Kingston International Film Festival in 1989; ran the Euclid Theatre in...more
President & Founder
Scythia Films Inc
Daniel Bekerman, founder and president of Scythia Films, is a producer based in Toronto, Canada with broad experience in creative producing, financing and service productions having completed over 25 films in the last 5 years.
Mostly notably, "The Witch", that won the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival, as...more
Clique Pictures is a vibrant film and television production company with a focus on working with female creative talent in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures is currently in post-production on the Wendy Morgan/Kelly McCormack feature film Sugar Daddy and the Pat Mills/Alyson Richards feature The Retreat.
Clique Pictures recently released the documentary On...more
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Lauren Howes (non-binary) is the newly appointed Executive Director of Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival. Inside Out is one of the largest 2SLGBTQ+ festivals in North America and the single largest promoter of 2SLGBTQ+ content in Canada. Howes has more than 20 years of Executive not-for-profit management experience.
Previous to joining...more
Fae Pictures Inc
Shant Joshi is a queer Indo-Canadian film producer based out of Toronto & Los Angeles. His work is geared towards engaging audiences with stories rooted in the perspectives of the Other.
In the world of feature films, Shant was Associate Producer on the fem- queer coming-of-age tale PORCUPINE LAKE (TIFF, Busan,...more
Founder and Co-President
Elevation Pictures Corp.
Laurie May has been in the film business for over twenty years. She is currently Co-Founder and Co-President of Elevation Pictures, a Canadian distribution company launched at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Elevation is one of the largest independent distribution companies in Canada, with titles such as The Imitation Game winning...more
Since 2017 Charlotte Mickie has acted as vice-president of Celluloid Dreams, taking an active role in both acquisitions and sales. Recent Celluloid Dreams titles include Panah Panah’s “Hit the Road” (Cannes, Directors Fortnight 2021) Majid Majidi’s “Sun Children” and Shannon Murphy’s “Babyteeth”, both featured in Venice Biennale Competition (2019, 2020)
President & Co-Founder
Naveen Prasad is a media executive and content producer. He is the Co-Founder of Impossible Objects, a film and television production company launched in 2017. He was also the President of VICE Media in Canada up until 2020. Prior to VICE, Prasad helped launch and build Elevation Pictures, serving as its EVP &...more
Indigenous Screen Office
Jesse Wente is a highly-respected broadcaster and cultural industries leader, having worked at major Canadian cultural organizations. A film expert, he has spent two decades working in the creative community and advocating for Indigenous rights. He is the current Director of the Indigenous Screen Office. He has been Director of...more