The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Palestinian cinema, music, cuisine and art to GTA audiences. TPFF was conceived in 2008 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba.
For general inquiries about TPFF please contact us:
Toronto Palestine Film Festival C208B-777 BAY ST., STE 148 - TORONTO ON M5G 2C8
Andrew Hugill (Festival Production) Andrew is an Applied Physics/Engineering consultant.
Dania Majid (Media Relations and Programming) Dania is the President of the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association.
Dina Al-Wer (Outreach and Programming) has a BCom Degree from McGill University and currently runs tech events inToronto
Issam Alyamani (Sponsor Relations) Issam is a Toronto-based Palestinian writer.
Mahmoud Abdelmalek (Events Coordinator) Mahmoud works within the Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) industry for Yum! Brands, Inc., a large Fortune 500 corporation. Mahmoud is also currently completing his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Naji Rizeq (Events Coordinator) Naji recently completed his diploma in Events Planning from George Brown College, and will be pursuing his bachelor’s degree Hospitality.
TPFF Committee Members
Christina Piovesan (Film Industry Relations) Christina is a Toronto-based film producer (Amreeka).
John Sharkey (Grants) John is a former senior programmer with the Toronto International Film Festival, Perspective Canada Program.
Mariam Zaidi (TPFF trailer) Mariam is a documentary filmmaker based in Toronto.
Patrice Roc (Design) Patrice is a multi-media and graphic artist based in Toronto with over 10 years of experience in both digital and print mediums.
Robert Allison (IT support) Robert is a Hamilton based IT professional and a founding member of TPFF. Currently working to establish a Hamilton Palestine Film Festival.
TPFF Advisory Board
Annemarie Jacir is a Palestinian filmmaker (When I Saw You, Salt of this Sea), editor, poet, author and educator.
John Greyson is a filmmaker (Fig Trees), video artist (Covered), writer, activist and professor (Film) at York University.
Luay Khoury is co-founder/CEO of Projacs International, member of the board of trustees and directors of the Welfare Association and the Palestinian Museum Task Force.
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian spoken-word artist (Hadeel), PhD candidate and a founder of the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.
Rand Askalan is a pediatric neurologist and founder of the Palestinian Fellowship Program at Sick Kids-Toronto
Richard Fung is a Toronto-based video artist, cultural critic and a professor (Video) at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Ruba Nadda is an acclaimed Arab-Canadian filmmaker (Inescapable, Sabah, Cairo Times) and writer.