Talking TIFF with artistic director Cameron Bailey

The Toronto International Film Festival’s artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey shares his career journey with Soho House Toronto member Jordan Sowunmi

This week marks the start of the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival, with a packed schedule of highly anticipated films, ranging from the Judy Garland biopic Judy to the adaptation of Donna Tart’s novel The Goldfinch.

As artistic director, Cameron Bailey has been credited with bringing a diverse range of exciting films to the festival, from Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. This year, half of the films in the festival program are directed or co-directed by women.

Ahead of the festival, Bailey met with member Jordan Sowunmi to share how he worked his way to this position, and how he selects films for the highly coveted spots. For the full conversation see below and for the editorial and interview highlights, Soho House members can head here

Photo by Matt Barnes

Photo by Matt Barnes