As TIFF’s Chief Programming Officer, Anita Lee helms artistic and strategic leadership for TIFF and TIFF Lightbox. Prior to TIFF, Lee served as the Executive Producer and Studio Head of NFB Ontario. A veteran media executive with over 25 years in the industry and 15 years in public media, Lee led the programmatic and strategic vision for Canada’s award-winning public agency in Toronto.
Lee is also recognized widely for her past producing achievements of critically acclaimed films including Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell. Lee founded the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in 1997 and was honoured in 2021 with a festival award in her name, the Anita Lee Firehorse Award for change-makers.