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 - Co-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.
Diana Cadavid - Co-Programmer
Diana Cadavid is Director of Programming for the International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panamá), where she has successfully developed the Programming and Industry Departments, creating a dynamic structure and fostering innovative ideas that had brought the festival to the forefront of the film industry. As Programming Associate, she has provided effective support for the Ibero-American programmer for the past six editions of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She also programs for aluCine Film + Media Arts Festival, and collaborates with Toronto and international artists in the production, editing and montage of video-based installation pieces.
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.
Camille Johnson - Marketing and Outreach Assistant
Camille’s relationship with RPFF started as an administrative assistant during the 2016 festival. She brings her love of film, passion for community and the knowledge of Toronto’s entertainment industry developed from her time as a Communications Assistant and Membership Coordinator at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Camille holds a BSc. in Economics and Math from the University of Toronto.
Alannah Johnson - Volunteer Coordinator
Alannah is an artist and educator with a love for diasporic storytelling and community building and engagement. As a writer and visual artist, she started a remapping project that documents black diasporic Canadian history through cloth. She holds a BA in Gender Studies and Global Development from Queen’s University. She volunteered with the Festival prior to joining the RPFF Team.
Ian Goodwin Gacich - Administrative Assistant
Samah Ali - Volunteers Assistant
Samah Ali is a film enthusiast obsessed with making the future of film more accessible to marginalized communities. from championing such stories on-screen to working as a director and producer, she wants to see everyone represented in all levels of the film industry. she supports regent park film festival as assistant volunteer coordinator and holds a women studies and feminist research degree from western university.
Saroja Ponnambalam - Technical Coordinator
A latinx south-asian filmmaker and community arts facilitator, Saroja is passionate about making film festivals and education more accessible. This is her second year at Regent Park Film Festival. Saroja holds an MA in Human Geography from University of Toronto and a BFA in Film Production from York University. During her spare time, she enjoys making electronic music and eating all sorts of foods. Her independent arts practice involves working with a variety of media within the spectrum of documentary – animation, photographs, home video, and interviews. Artistic expression is one of her favourite ways to resist systemic oppression.
Jasmine Gui - Festival Coordinator
Jasmine Gui is the founder of Project 40 Collective, a pan-Asian interdisciplinary artist collective and managing editor at LooseLeaf magazine. She holds an MA in English, Diaspora and Transnational Studies from the University of Toronto and loves supporting community initiatives across different art mediums. She crossed paths with RPFF serendipitously this year but is loving the journey.
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.