Cameron Bailey is a Canadian film critic and festival programmer, who has been the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012.
Born in London, England to parents from Barbados, he spent his early childhood in St. James, Barbados before moving to Canada with his family at age eight. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, he worked as a film reviewer for Now, Canada AM, CBC Radio One, Take One and other publications before joining TIFF as a programmer.
He also cowrote the screenplay for the 1997 film The Planet of Junior Brown with Clement Virgo, and wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade.
He participated in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where he advocated for Kim Thúy's novel Ru. Ru won the competition.Cameron Bailey (1999). "Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault, eds. A Cinema of Duty: The Films of Jennifer Hodge de Silva. Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto. pp. 94–108. CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
Cameron Bailey (1990). "A Cinema of Duty: The Films of Jennifer Hodge de Silva". CineAction. winter (23): 4–12. In this essay he honoured Jennifer Hodge de Silva.