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              Board of Directors

 

Christopher Trotman – Chair
Christopher has been a board member for four years now and will be leading the organization for the next two. He is the Communications Officer for Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, an organization dedicated to ensuring that immigrants, refugees and the communities they live in achieve health with dignity. He is a diverse communications professional with over 7 years of experience spanning the private and not-for-profit sector.

 

Danilo Baracho – Filmmaker
Danilo is a Brazilian filmmaker who graduated in Audiovisual Communication from University of Salamanca in Spain. He also studied economics and believes in filmmaking as a powerful tool for social change. His short films has been screened at over 80 film festivals around the world and received important prizes in Latin America, Europe and North America. Danilo was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival for the TIFF Talent Lab program in 2014 and Reykjavik Transatlantic Lab in 2015.

 

Eugene Weis – Filmmaker
Eugene has worked in the film industry as an Editor for the last 10 years entrusted by the top Directors and industry professionals in the Canadian film business. His most recent work as Editor of Milk, premiered at HotDocs 2015 in Toronto and was nominated for best feature documentary at the 2015 Hollywood Film Festival. Weis also edited The Poet of Havana, winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the 2015 Gasparilla International Film Festival. The Poet of Havana aired on HBO Latino across the United States in October of 2015.Who The F**K Is Arthur Fogel, which garnered Eugene a nomination for “Best Picture Editor” by the Canadian Academy of Motion Pictures (2015), aired on HBO Canada and can be spotted on Netflix.Samples of Eugene’s work can be found here: https://vimeo.com/user18316233

 

Rosa Sarabia – Member
Professor of Latin American Literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto.
http://spanport.utoronto.ca/faculty/sarabia

 

Alexandre Ramos – Curator
Alex was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and lives in Toronto, Canada. He is the publisher of VISIT curatorial art magazine, curator of Brazilian Film & Television Festival of Toronto (BRAFFTV), and co-curator at aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. He studied Visual Arts at University of Sao Paulo (USP); holds a Specialist degree in Art Education at NACE-USP and in Museum Studies at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Sao Paulo, a Master’s degree in Sociology of Culture at FEUSP, and a PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism at UFRGS Institute of Arts. Author of the book “Media and Art: contemporary views” (2006) and organizer of “On the Work of the Curator” (2010), among others. He was a production assistant on the web series Standardized (9 episodes), set designer in Twister and Recurrent, and color consultant in Carmelo’s Tomatoes. ramos.alex@outlook.com
http://alexandreramos.weebly.com/

Advisory Board

  Jaime Escallon

Jaime Escallon

 
  Victoria Moufawad-Paul  Programming Director A Space Gallery  www.aspacegallery.org

Victoria Moufawad-Paul
Programming Director
A Space Gallery
www.aspacegallery.org

  Susan Douglas  SOFAM/Art History, Contemporary Art/Visual Cultures/Visual Theories/Latin America at University of Guelph

Susan Douglas
SOFAM/Art History, Contemporary Art/Visual Cultures/Visual Theories/Latin America at University of Guelph

 
  Francisco Alvarez  Art Consultant, Co-founder of Mr. Pink Art Consultants. Previously Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum  http://mrpinkart.com/

Francisco Alvarez
Art Consultant, Co-founder of Mr. Pink Art Consultants. Previously Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum http://mrpinkart.com/

  Susan Lord  Head of Department & Associate Professor, Queen’s University

Susan Lord
Head of Department & Associate Professor, Queen’s University

  Charles C. Smith  Lecturer, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts/University of Toronto Scarborough Project Lead/Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario Research Associate/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Artistic Director, ‘wind in the leaves collective’.  www.charlescsmithconsulting.ca

Charles C. Smith
Lecturer, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts/University of Toronto Scarborough
Project Lead/Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario Research Associate/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Artistic Director, ‘wind in the leaves collective’.
www.charlescsmithconsulting.ca

  Scott Miller Berry  Managing Director for Workman Arts, recipient of Toronto Arts Foundation Margo Bindhardt & Rita Davies AwardA Toronto-based filmmaker and cultural worker. He’s been working with artist-run, community-based arts collectives and organizations for almost 20 years. He is currently Director of the Images Festival, where he has worked since 2001, shepherding many projects, tours and publications. He sits on the boards of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO/RAMO), the national Independent Media Arts Alliance and the 8 fest small gauge film festival.

Scott Miller Berry
Managing Director for Workman Arts, recipient of Toronto Arts Foundation Margo Bindhardt & Rita Davies AwardA Toronto-based filmmaker and cultural worker. He’s been working with artist-run, community-based arts collectives and organizations for almost 20 years. He is currently Director of the Images Festival, where he has worked since 2001, shepherding many projects, tours and publications. He sits on the boards of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO/RAMO), the national Independent Media Arts Alliance and the 8 fest small gauge film festival.