Speaker Mehernaz Lentin
National Director of Feature Films English Market
Mehernaz plays a critical role in ensuring that Telefilm remains at the heart of Canada’s cultural sector by developing and implementing a feature film business plan aligned with Telefilm’s strategic objectives as well as the new realities of the film industry. She brings to Telefilm well over two decades of industry experience as a Senior Director of CBC Films since fall of 2017 and as an independent producer prior to joining CBC. She was responsible for overseeing the funding and pre-licensing of Canadian features for broadcast on CBC and streaming on GEM. Mehernaz has been pivotal in shaping CBC Films by implementing a strategic direction that supported the funding of over 50 feature films that reflect, represent, and reframe a range of perspectives through contemporary character-driven stories that are at the heart of the Canadian experience.
Speaking on: Keynote conversation: Francesca Accinelli and Mehernaz Lentin, Telefilm Canada