Indigenous Screen Office: Progress Report

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 10:30am - 11:45am
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Learning Studios A+B


Jesse Wente brings industry and artists up-to-speed as Director of the Indigenous Screen Office and what’s in store for the coming year for this significant new organization.


Jesse Wente is the Director of the newly-minted Indigenous Screen Office, based in Toronto, ON.

Jesse has appeared on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning as a film and pop culture critic for 20 years. He previously served as Director of Film Programmes, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where he oversaw theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Canada Council for the Arts and is a film producer.  A self-described ‘Ojibwe dude’ with a national and international lens, he encourages audiences to consider diversity and inclusion into the future view of their organization, industry and country.