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Paris Roger, Canada
Executive Director

Paris Roger was born in Montreal Canada and has been in the Film and Television Industry for over 20 years internationally. Since 1990 Paris has been involved as a crew member on over 450 film & television projects, starting in 1990 as security, and working his way into Locations, Scouting, Assistant Director (AD), Driver, Electrics, and then starting his own projects as Producer, Director, Writer, and even Acting. He has scouted for films in Japan, Spain, UK, US, Ghana - West Africa, and Canada.

Paris has also been a teacher, film programmer, film festival owner, graphic designer, and much more. Paris is currently writing a feature romantic comedy script, and working on a documentary on Sir Robert Borden. Paris also started the film festival First Take International Student Film Festival in 2000, to which has shown over 350 films from over 50 countries in the 8 year history.

Along with the Toronto African Film & Music Festival, Paris has launched a film distribution side to the festival to bring in African and international films into the Canadian marketplace as well as online.

Richard Hope
Festival Director

Richard have been doing promotions for the last 20 years in Canada & the US, for performers such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maria Carey, Jennifer Lopez, R Kelly and more. They also have had sold out shows in Canada for over 10 years for Caribana, and the Fire Fete concerts.


Jackson O. Igbinosun
VP Business Development and Strategy




Richard Hope and Candice Singh
Marketing & Promotion Team

Richard and Candice have been doing promotions for the last 20 years in Canada & the US, for performers such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maria Carey, Jennifer Lopez, R Kelly and more. They also have had sold out shows in Canada for over 10 years for Caribana, and the Fire Fete concerts.


Steven McKinnon
Food Director

Steven McKinnon has been involved in various festivals for the past 7 years. Steven is currently a student at Centennial College – School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culture and been involved with Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto as the Marketplace Coordinator & Office Assistant last year. Steven has previously been a volunteered for this festival. In 2010, Steven was very much a part of a new initiative that involved post-secondary students, which was a student led initiative. Centennial College is the first Ontario college to participate in the festival by creating and making a costume “Amazon Rainforest “and in 2011” Legends of the Orient” costume placed 4th place in the Grand Parade.


Richard Sampson
Volunteer Manager




   

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