Film Program Co-Director 2018
Carolyn Wu (she/they) is a writer, director, and community organizer working in Tkaronto (Toronto). She led CBC’s national television show “Q” through a total rebranding as Acting Senior Producer. Since then, her film “In My Mother’s Closet” has screened internationally at NSI Online Short Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival, and Trans Fest Stockholm. She has produced short films in partnership with CaribbeanTales, Cinema Politica, and the Ontario Arts Council including Lu Asfaha’s “Paladin” and Taina Da Silva and Becca Redden’s “The Ceremony”. She also runs “Queer + Trans BIPOC Shorts Night”, the only event in Tkaronto that celebrates films of all sizes, genres, and budgets made exclusively by QTBIPOC filmmakers. All of her filmmaking and organizing seeks to empower the voices of everyone involved at every level, almost all of whom are queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour.