Ananya Ohri - Executive Director
An educator and filmmaker, Ananya holds a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies from York University where she researched participatory documentary processes, ranging from community based video work in India and Canada, to online cyber-community video creations. She brings together a diversity of experiences in conceptualizing and organizing community based art projects.
soJin Chun - Programmer
soJin Chun is a Toronto-based programmer, curator and artist who lives and works in Regent Park. By combining arts and community, Chun is committed to collaboration and exploring alternative dialogues that emerge in-between cultures. Her curatorial projects bring together diverse artists to explore cross-cultural perspectives, and to contemplate on the universal human experience. She has worked extensively with the Latino and Asian artistic communities in Toronto, prompted by her experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and Canada. Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture, joint program from Ryerson and York Universities.
Celine Moore - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Celine has a background in communications and web design. She holds a BA in Media Information and Technoculture from Western University. She volunteered with the Festival prior to joining the RPFF Team.
Elizabeth Mudenyo - Special Projects Coordinator
Elizabeth Mudenyo joined the RPFF team in Summer ’16 as Volunteer Coordinator, a love for community engagement and storytelling brought her back as Special Projects Coordinator. Elizabeth completed a BFA in Film Studies at Ryerson University, and as an artist she continues to voice untold stories through her writing. In the arts event circuit she has worked with Scarborough Arts, Planet in Focus, Hot Docs, REEL CANADA, and Luminato Festival.
Baker Albach - Administrative Assistant
Previously a resident of Regent Park, Baker is back in his old hometown working with the Regent Park Film Festival as the administrative assistant. He’s passionate about film production and game design, and is currently working with Kick Start Arts on the upcoming Regent Park Project web series.
Mandeq Hassan - Program Assistant
Mandeq Hassan is a 19 year old actor, writer and filmmaker hailing from Regent Park. She has been creating her own short documentaries since high school and has also participated in The Regent Park Project in both writing and acting capacities. Her focus is to bring to light the diversity of stories that she has found in her life through film. She is currently enrolled at Concordia University studying History and Film and hopes to continue to discuss social themes in her future work as well as within her community.
Sabrina - Marketing and Outreach Intern
Sabrina is a fourth year student at McGill University double majoring in Political Science and History. She takes a particular interest in comparative politics and subaltern history. She is very passionate about equal rights and is dedicated in empowering women to become global leaders. She also has a background in graphic designing and is involved in several clubs and associations at her university.
Emieke Geldof - Bookkeeper
Emieke is exceptional in keeping all financial records in tip-top shape at the Regent Park Film Festival. Emieke was interested in the work being done at the Festival, and after meeting the team she knew it was the right fit for her. Emieke also keeps the books at Casa Pueblito, and prior to joining the team here, Emieke was the accounting manager for a small software development company. Before coming to Canada, Emieke was a teacher in New Zealand. Personally, Emieke enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, painting, and canoeing. She is also a volunteer for the Toronto Parkdale Horticultural Society, maintaining their website, as well as being the 2nd Vice President on the Board of Directors.