Toronto fest shuffles exex

Gravestock named programming coordinator

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival has shuffled some programmers and appointed several new members to the board of directors.

Steve Gravestock has been appointed programming coordinator of the fest. Former associate director of communications, Gravestock will be responsible for coordinating programming activities, pre-screening submissions and scheduling films.

He will be replacing Noah Cowan, who is stepping down to put more time into his New York-based company, but will remain with the festival as programmer of films from Asia.

Liz Czach has been promoted to the post of Perspective Canada program coordinator. Perspective Canada programmer Helen du Toit is leaving the festival to produce full-time. Stacey Donen, who joined the festival two years ago as associate programmer, has been promoted to Perspective Canada programmer.

In addition, Gaylene Gould has been appointed as Planet Africa programmer. She will be sharing the post with June Givanni, in her third year of programming for Planet Africa.

The Toronto International Film Festival also appointed three new members to the board of directors: Kenneth Lalonde, Susan McArthur, and Nelson Smith.

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