2020 PROGRAMMERS

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JASON ANDERSON
Director of Shortsfest Programming

Jason Anderson is a programmer, writer and lecturer based in Toronto. He’s the lead programmer for Short Cuts, the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual program of short-form cinema. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the country’s largest standalone festival of Canadian movies. He’s served on juries for festivals such as Hot Docs, Vienna Independent Shorts, the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. Previously a longtime critic and columnist for Toronto’s Eye Weekly and The Grid, he currently writes about film and music for such publications as Uncut, Sight & Sound and Cinema Scope. He teaches film criticism at the University of Toronto and feature journalism at Ryerson University. His first novel Showbiz was published by Toronto’s ECW Press in 2004. Raised in Calgary, he lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and too many records.

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ANGIE DRISCOLL

Angie Driscoll brings over 15 years of film programming experience to her work as Programmer at Aspen Shortsfest. She has programmed for a variety of international film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, the Toronto Urban Film Festival, Hot Docs and Nordisk Panorama. She has curated for Babelgum, consulted for the Sundance Film Festival, Reel Canada, and the Prism Prize, and is currently Senior Shorts and Senior International programmer for Hot Docs, a consultant for the Athena Film Festival and Midtnorsk Filmsenter, and a writer for international sales agent Magnetfilm and online magazine Cinema Scandinavia.

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INNEY PRAKASH

Inney Prakash is a film programmer and actor originally from Detroit, Michigan and based in New York City. Other festivals he’s worked with include Freep Film Festival, a nonfiction affair run by the Detroit Free Press, DOC NYC, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival.

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ANITA TAVAKOL

Anita Tavakol studied Political Science at York University and began her career as Program Coordinator for the Women in Politics and Government Career Learning Days at Youth in Motion. She has studied sketch, film and television writing at Second City Toronto and Chicago, worked at the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, and was a member of the Programming Committee at the Revue Cinema, assisting in the selection process for their Short Shorts festival. She has served in a variety of roles at the Toronto International Film Festival, including Jury Coordinator for the first Short Cuts jury and, most recently, Programming Associate for the Short Cuts Program.