Cecília C. García
Cecília holds a BFA in film studies from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil and has built a diverse portfolio working in the Brazilian film industry. She previously worked on a variety of projects in the art department of films and commercial productions and ultimately started managing her own set decorating and production service company. After arriving in Canada, Cecília was fascinated by the Canadian cultural landscape; her experience as a volunteer in a community theatre drew her to pursue a career in arts management. Currently, Cecília has a diploma in arts management from Western University and has completed an internship at North York Arts, a Toronto based arts service organization. This is where she further developed her skills and passion in arts programming and volunteer management. Currently, she is a support staff at North York Arts and Gallery Manager at Queen Gallery. Now she is thrilled to be involved with Regent Park Film Festival to help to build vibrant communities through the arts.
Dimple is a Software Developer and has an Honours BSc. in Computer Science from U of T. She has been a TIFF volunteer for 11 years and a Hot Docs volunteer for the past 2 years. Dimple is passionate about continuous learning and film. She is excited to return to the Regent Park Programming Committee for a second year!
Jeremy Cyril wasted his youth watching hours and hours of cartoons. Today, he calls that career research. With an education in film and a specialization in Children’s Media, Jeremy has spent most of his adult life working on, thinking about or writing children’s television. Professionally, Jeremy worked in marketing before transitioning into a creative role as a Freelance Writer. He resides and writes in Toronto.
Jess works in communications and is an avid explorer, culture and design buff who is addicted to intelligent storytelling. She is thrilled to be a member of the Regent Park Film Fest Shortlist Committee.
Jessica Meya is a recent Humber graduate from the Television Writing and Producing program. She is the co-founder of Working the Scene in Colour, a diversity initiative bringing together writers of colour with ACTRA actors. She started her screenwriting career in Ottawa, her hometown, where her first short film, STILL, was screened at the iconic Bytowne Cinema. Since her move to Toronto, she continued working on independent shorts, features and web series projects as a production assistant, script supervisor, casting director and writer. Jessica believes in supporting great talent and ensuring the visibility of diverse talent. Jessica is currently developing a few original, serialized hour long series and is continuing work on a feature.
Born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, Julian is a passionate, colourful human being, an artivist who has worked and volunteered at multiple NGOs in the Americas, Africa, and Europe. He has co-produced and co-directed experimental short films and documentaries. In 2014 he produced his first solo documentary, “Uniterra Peru”, funded by Global Affairs Canada. Julian has a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He also holds a degree in Event and Media Production from Seneca College. Julian was the co-producer of a Latino alternative media network, coordinated the school of alternative media of the same organization while producing and hosting his own radio show. Julian is currently working at Art Starts as Special Projects Manager while producing and curating different shows. Julian is honored to be part of the Jury of the Regent Film Festival.
I am from Melbourne (Australia) and have been in Toronto for the past 3 years. I work as a Project Manager and am passionate about movies and stories that are community driven and celebrate diversity. I have been proactively involved in volunteering in arts and cultural events in Toronto and beyond. I was part of the Regent Park Shortlisting Committee in 2016.
I relocated from Melbourne (Australia) 3 years ago. I am a movie enthusiast and love movies that have a strong theme and transcend across geographical barriers. I am currently trying to educate myself on the techniques of filmmaking. I am passionate about volunteering and like movies which have social relevance.
Sonya is an emerging documentary producer from Toronto, Canada. She recently completed her MA in Film and Screen studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and her BSc from the University of Toronto. Sonya works on genre-bending interactive documentary projects that explore immigration, social justice, and inclusion in the City of Toronto, including ‘The World in Ten Blocks’, which premiered at Hot Docs 2016. She currently coordinates programming for diverse creators and digital entertainment startups at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab.
Syrmor is a film student at Ryerson University. He has recently moved down to Toronto and joined the Regent Park film festival team to get involved with the films and people that make the community and the art so great.
Tati (Berlim) Rebello
A Brazilian writer, producer and filmmaker that fell in love with the Canadian winter and people and decided to move to the North. I am a creative thinker hyphen latin woman trying to find myself, while trying to find stories that matters to change the world one frame at time. With my third world country background, that balances hot and joy I guess I can see clearly the diverse Canada and communities that Regent Park represent. It´s an honour for me to share with you such talent and so many proud and courage voices that I had the opportunity to watch through all this amazing filmmakers.
Yanci is a Project Manager in the healthcare sector. Media and the arts has always been a big part of her life as she is a trained singer in South Indian Classical music. Yanci loves elevating local talent and manages Dirty Elephant Records, an emerging Toronto record label that provides a platform for South Asian artists to rise and perform at the mainstream level.