Samuel La France

My degree from King's allows me to appreciate how knowledge of the past can enrich our experience of the present, and guide us into the future.

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Samuel La France

BA Hons '08 History and English Language & Literature

Current Career

Organization: Toronto International Film Festival

Title: Manager, TIFF Cinematheque


Career Overview

TIFF Cinematheque provides carefully curated programmes dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of Canadian and international cinema. As the Manager of the Cinematheque’s programming, I oversee the administration and successful execution of over 600 screenings, special events, and educational initiatives every year. I book film prints from major Hollywood studios, film archives, and distributors from around the world, and have organized guest appearances from filmmakers, actors, scholars and critics. Beyond my work with TIFF, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, which has the country’s largest collection of experimental, documentary and queer film & video art, and am a regular contributor to Cinema Scope magazine.

Further Degrees / Certifications

MA in English Literature
University of Toronto