I’m happy to share the members of our Canadian jury for 2023. Thanks to each one for their participation.
Steve Gravestock worked at the Toronto International Film Festival from 1995 to 2023 in various capacities. From 2000 on, he worked in TIFF’s programming department. He is best known for programming Canadian and Nordic films at TIFF since the early 2000s. He authored two books (Don Owen: A Portrait of a Filmmaker and his Culture and A History of Icelandic Film) as well as contributing to and co-editing (with Kate Lawrie) Geoff Pevere’s oft reprinted Toronto on Film. In 2023, he received the TFCA’s Company 3 Luminary Award.
Courtney Small is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and co-host of the radio show Frameline. He has written for several publications including POV Magazine, CBC Arts, That Shelf, Cinema Axis, Leonard Maltin, and In the Seats. Courtney is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Society, the African American Film Critics Association, and is a Golden Globe International voter.
Jennie Punter is a regular correspondent on film to Variety, and is the editor of Musicworks, a non-profit Canadian magazine. She has written thousands of articles and reviews for newspapers and magazines, primarily on film and music. She has worked as a field producer and writer in documentary film, and continues to consult on select projects. She is the president of the board of directors of Wavelength Music, and is an active member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, Magazines Canada’s Arts & Literary Magazines Committee, and the Polaris Music Prize jury.