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Programmer – TIFF Nexus 2010-2012


    Lead Programmer

    a series of Creative Jams and Conferences designed to foster cross-sector collaboration amongst Ontario’s Film, Gaming and New Media silos





    TIFF Nexus Event Series

    This was a large-scale project that took place over 18months – videos outlining TIFF Nexus’ Industry and Community Partnerships, creative outcomes, as well as speaker presentations are available online at

    My Role as Lead Programmer


    Invited and collaborated with the eight Partner organizations to tailor the vision, goals and overall series structure:

    • Ryerson University
    • The Hand Eye Society
    • Interactive Ontario
    • Ubisoft Toronto
    • WIFT-T
    • George Brown’s digiFest
    • Designing Digital Media for the Internet of Things Consortium


    Programmed all conferences, invited dozens of high profile speakers, researched and created hands-on media technology workshops. Invited community partners The Hand Eye Society who conceived of and collaborated with other TIFF Nexus partners to lead hands-on “creative jam” sessions that offered participants the chance to prototype innovative media and gaming experiences and showcase them to the Public and Industry.


    Act as point of contact for programme series. E.g., Shane Smith, TIFF’s Director Public Programmes and I were interviewed by PlayBack on the convergence of Film, digital, gaming; the article neatly sums up the rationale behind Nexus:

    Part 1 of Playback Interview

    Part 2 of Playback Interview




    TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace

    Nuit Blanche 2011

    Film Programmer

    Consultant, Gaming & New Media

    Advisory Committees for University of Toronto Thing Tank Labs, Interactive Ontario, Juries for National Screen Institute, WSFF, among several others.

    Additional Info


    TIFFNexusCreativeJams TIFFNexusHandsOnWorkshops

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