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Dilani Rabindran
Viewfinder Film Consulting Founder & Managing Director Canada
Soon after completing my MBA at McMaster University my lifelong passion for global cinema led me to the Toronto International Film Festival, where I held different roles in Marketing and Financial Analysis, specially focusing on community outreach, and the management of strategic initiative funding, respectively. Soon after joining I was also recruited to assist the festival programming team with the selection of South Asian films for the annual festival in addition to my full time role.

After 4 years with TIFF I moved to India to join National Award winning director M. Manikandan’s new studio - Tribal Arts Productions – in a Marketing position, while also assisting with Production Coordination on his third feature, “God’s Orders”.

It was during this time that I founded Viewfinder Film Consulting, after recognizing the need for a formal voice to speak on behalf of independent South Indian cinema to the world. I have also programmed South Asian films for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival since 2017 and in 2019 I also joined the Board of Directors for the Regina International Film Festival & Awards.

After returning to Canada to continue running VFC from home in Toronto I joined Bell Media, Canada's premiere multimedia company, as a Strategic Portfolio Manager in their Digital division in 2018. After 1.5 years in that position I moved onto a Senior Account Manager role at Cineplex Entertainment where I currently focus on B2B relationship building for Canada's largest film exhibitor & leading entertainment provider.
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