Jackie Garrow has over a decade of leadership experience working with arts non-profits with a specific interest in the intersection of documentary film and social change. Jackie was Managing Director at the Documentary Organization of Canada from 2009 to 2014. Ring Five and Jackie’s new focus as an Impact Producer is a thrilling culmination of her life-long love of documentary film, her commitment to social justice issues and her acquired skills in strategic planning, project management, event planning and fundraising. She has worked as the lead Impact Producer on notable, award-winning projects like Shelley Saywell’s Lowdown Tracks, Lana Slezic's Bee Nation and Nadine Pequeneza's The Invisible Heart.
Associate Impact Producer/ School Screenings Manager
Shazia Javed is a community artist, educator and award-winning filmmaker. Her work has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Hot Docs, DOXA, Global Visions, and Durban International. She has taught various workshops on filmmaking and media-representation in community settings. Shazia's work centers on the voices in her own communities.