Toronto TIFF generic Connie Tsang

Source: Connie Tsang

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) director of festival programming Kerri Craddock has left her job and TIFF is now looking to appoint a senior director of film to oversee festival and year-round programming. 

TIFF confirmed the departure of Craddock, who, according to her LinkedIn page, started as director of programming in January 2014 after serving as manager of festival programming from 2010 to 2011 and senior manager of festival programming from 2011 to 2013. 

Craddock worked closely with longtime TIFF programmer Cameron Bailey, who last October was given an expanded role as artistic director and co-head of the organisation

In a statement on Craddock’s departure, a TIFF spokesperson said: “With 12 festivals under her belt, the 2018 edition her most successful yet, Kerri has made the difficult decision to leave TIFF to spend some time with her young family - and to discover what her next step will be within the film industry. Kerri moves on from her position confident that the groundwork she has helped build will remain exceptionally strong, and TIFF will continue to give voice to filmmakers from around the world.” 

The statement added that TIFF hopes to have a senior director of film in place by early spring.