Andria Wilson (Former ED of Inside Out)

Ally or Antagonist: Presented with Queering the Cinema
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From 2016 – 2020, Andria was the Executive Director of Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival. She led Inside Out through a period of transformative growth that included establishing the world’s only LGBTQ Film Financing Forum, and the launch of two film funds – RE:Focus, which distributes more than $50,000 annually to queer women, trans and non-binary filmmakers, and the OUTtv Documentary Fund. Andria spearheaded a 4-year partnership commitment between Inside Out and Netflix that directly supports the development of LGBTQ filmmakers. Named ‘one of 15 Canadian women to watch’ by the CBC, Andria has been a featured speaker at festivals and conferences including SXSW, TIFF, Berlin’s European Film Market, Outfest, Greece’s Outview, Oslo Fusion, and the Iris Prize Producer’s Forum. She is a mentor in Soho House’s international Open House Mentorship Program and a member of Telefilm’s diversity and inclusion advisory.