Allen Braude

Allen Braude, Co-Programmer of TIFF’s Sprockets Family Zone and Dialogues: Talking with Pictures sections, grew up in Toronto, spending his teenaged years watching contemporary, classic and off-beat films in rep cinemas. After moving to Vancouver, he studied film at Simon Fraser University, augmenting his education by volunteering and attending screenings at the Pacific Cinematheque, which deepened his excitement for the diversity of cinema. He began working with TIFF in 2000, and was Programming Manager for Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children for two years before becoming Co-Director of Learning at the start of 2008. Allen was a jury member at the 2007 Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival, and will travel after TIFF to Denmark, where he will be on the jury of the Buster – Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth.