New senior director of film role among three TIFF appointments

Screen | 3/21/2019 | Ben Dalton
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Diana Sanchez, the former artistic director of the Panama Film Festival, has been appointed to the newly-created role of senior director, film, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It is one of three appointments to the festival’s senior management team.

Laura Ryan has been promoted to vice president, visitor experience, and Jennifer Frees is the new vice president, partnerships.

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Sanchez will oversee the programming strategy for the main festival; TIFF Cinematheque; Film Circuit, the Canadian organisation’s nationwide film network; and theatrical programming at the TIFF Bell Lightbox venue.

Her connection to TIFF began while working at the festival’s guest office in 1998. In addition to her role at Panama, which she has held from the event’s inception in 2011, Sanchez has programmed for the International Film...
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