April 3, 2019

Rima Das Appointed Toronto International Film Festival Ambassador

Rima Das joins Toronto International Film Festival's ‘Share Her Journey’ as their official ambassador. TIFF launched the campaign, a five-year commitment to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera. It started in 2017 to prioritize gender parity with a focus on mentor-ship, skills development, media literacy, and activity for young people.

"TIFF is delighted to welcome Rima on board as an Ambassador for our Share Her Journey campaign. Her remarkable body of work and passion for championing equality makes her an excellent choice to help us support women in film and move the dial towards gender equity throughout the industry," says Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of TIFF.

The woman behind 'Village Rockstars', India's official entry to the Oscars 2019, would like to see more and more women in the industry break the glass ceiling. “It's a huge honour to be a ‘Share Her Journey’ Ambassador. Through this platform, I would like to bring together voices of people of all genders and collaborate to champion the cause of equality,” she said.

With her entry as the ambassador, Das has joined the likes of writer-director Amma Asante, writer-director Molly McGlynn, actor Ellen Wong, actor-producer Jennifer Podemski and writer-director Joyce Wong as an ambassador. The other ambassadors from India include Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta and Priyanka Chopra.

Prantik Deka


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