Jim Hamilton has been appointed to the new post of director offestival centre programming for the Toronto International Film Festival Group(TIFFG).

Effective immediately, Hamilton (pictured) will take charge of allprogramming at the yet-to-be-built festival centre and oversee the five screens, educationalspaces and gallery.

In the meantime, he will also oversee the direction and supervision ofCinematheque Ontario, the Film Reference Library, and TIFFG's education andpublications departments.

Hamilton most recently served as head of exhibition and head ofthe British Film Institute's National Film Theatre (NFT) in London.

During his seven years at BFI, Hamilton developed programmingstrategy at the NFT and managed the BFI London IMAX cinema. He served asproject manager for the BFI's Digital Test Bed, which has played a key role inthe development of digital cinema exhibition.

He began his career as house manager for the Odeon Cinemas inGlasgow.