Speaker Shant Joshi

Speaker Shant Joshi


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Shant Joshi

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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, Rome, Outfest). Shant worked with New Queer Cinema director, John Greyson, as a line producer on his avant-garde features LAST CAR and JERICHO, centered around subverting and addressing topical issues such as archival untruths and the extinction of Palestine.

Shant produced a queer activist short PINK : DISS for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Keep Calm and Decolonize program and produced the second season of the Dekkoo Original series I’M FINE (Newfest, Queerties).

Five years ago, Shant co-founded a film festival that highlighted films from emerging Canadian filmmakers called the Future of Film Showcase, which saw sold-out audiences at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto.

Most recently, Shant worked in literary representation at the Buchwald Talent Group in Los Angeles.

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