Archives: Staff

Heraa Uddin

Heraa’s love for fashion started by mirroring the classic yet eccentric style of her foremothers and of course from personal experimentation with different styles and trends. This is where she discovered she holds a passion for fashion as a career choice. Heraa is a recent graduate of Fashion Arts and Business program with Honors from …

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Evelyn Albanese

Evelyn is a recent graduate of the Fashion Arts and Business program at Humber College. Evelyn is always on the go and eager to achieve her goals within the fashion industry. With her creativity, keen interest in social media marketing, and positive mindset, she can achieve anything. 

Alex Pastukhovich ~ Creative Director

Alexander is a multidisciplinary digital artist, cinematographer and 3D/VFX creator. His strong sense of visual style often encapsulates the best of bold European fashion and a mix of retro-futuristic VHS vibes. With an architectural background and a passion for experimental ideas, his genre-bending fashion stories gives the viewer a truly remarkable visual experience. He has …

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Audrey Henderson ~ Research Director

As the Director of Marketing and E-Commerce for the local Toronto fashion brand, 18 Waits, Audrey is also a member of the CANIFFF team as their Research Director providing insight into the innovative and ever-growing industry of Fashion Film to the board of directors. Her experience stems from her degree in Communication and Marketing from …

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Martine Gingerich ~ Submissions Director

Martine Gingerich applied her 2 university degrees to 20 years as a French elementary teacher in Canada, and now uses this organization and diplomatic skills as the Submissions Director for CANIFFF working with hundreds of filmmakers around the world. In addition to fostering dogs, she spends her spare time photographing animals as a passion project.

Roger Gingerich ~ CEO

As CEO of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Roger brings over 35 years of various roles in the fashion industry to the festival. Roger also sits on the Board of Directors for the Commonwealth Fashion Council (CFC). Based in London, England, the CFC is a fashion body of 54 nations promoting fashion education, youth …

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Roger Gingerich

As CEO of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Roger brings over 35 years of various roles in the fashion industry to the festival. Roger also sits on the Board of Directors for the Commonwealth Fashion Council (CFC). Based in London, England, the CFC is a fashion body of 54 nations promoting fashion education, youth …

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Renzo DiCarlo

Renzo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of the Board of Directors at BioPharma Services. Since 2011, Renzo has been integral in expanding BioPharma Services’ clinical footprint into the USA and fortifying their Bioanalytical Lab operations to meet the growing volume demand. Prior to joining BioPharma, Renzo held senior executive management posts in …

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Mike Goncalves

Mike Goncalves began his career over thirty years in the beauty industry opening his first salon Evora hair studio with two locations and then Stonerose hair studio. Originally from Toronto Mike has worked in L.A. and London  in the hair, fashion and sports Industry. Mike also has a skateboard company (DehDLY Heddly) with his son …

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Lauren Shirreffs

With an academic background in Fashion Marketing and Creative Writing, Lauren Shirreffs started her career freelance writing for various publications, and hosting a popular column with an impressive monthly readership. In 2013, Lauren Shirreffs launched 2Social, Toronto’s celebrated creative agency, focusing specialty services in social media, digital marketing, and brand development. In a short time, 2Social …

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Deirdre Kelly

Deirdre Kelly is an award-winning arts and fashion critic, features writer, investigative reporter and editor based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in a variety of national and international publications including Elle (USA), Marie Claire (UK), Vogue (Australia) and Canada’s Globe and Mail where for decades she was a prominent staff writer. The author of …

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Carmen Martinez

Carmen is a passionate, innovative, and solutions-driven leader in the entertainment, toy, and fashion industries. She has actively expanded her global expertise in marketing, licensing, and sales in leading roles at various multinational companies, including the Bata Shoe Organization, L’Oréal, Mattel, Viacom, and Bandai America. Carmen actively participates as a mentor in the Fashion Community, …

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Alysha Newman

Olympian Alysha Newman sees no limits to how high she can truly go. On or off the track, Alysha lives to raise the bar wherever she goes! The Canadian pole vault record holder has won medals at both the Commonwealth and Pan Am Games and is eyeing a podium performance at the 2022 Summer Olympic …

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Alex Jordan

Alex’s career in film and television has spanned over twenty years and a myriad of diverse projects. As a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC), Alex’s most notable work has been as a Production Manager on the action series Nikita, Transporter and Rogue. More recently he has served as Producer of the CSA …

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Sanjia Rahman

Sanjia is a Toronto fashion and lifestyle blogger who enjoys keeping up to date on all the latest trends in the fashion, décor and styling industry. As a recent graduate of the Fashion Arts and Business diploma program at Humber College, she has developed her expertise in creativity and social media marketing. Sanjia also possesses …

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Summer-Leigh Nowak

A graduate of the Humber Fashion Arts and Business program, Summer has a huge passion for fashion.  With experience in the music, film, fashion and advertising industry she loves everything having to do with creativity and the arts.  Fashion film is an amalgamation of all of that and even more. 

Raquel Solomon

Raquel Solomon began her interest in creative art at a young age, especially drawn to film, music, and writing, influenced by her upbringing in Toronto and Brampton. She has developed her love and skill for production well before graduating with her diploma in Broadcast television/ videography program at Humber College.

Nimrat Badhan

Nim is a Fashion Arts & Business graduate from Humber College. She loves using social media to connect with others around the world and admires art, fashion, and film. Her hobbies include painting, singing, acting, and fashion design. Nim’s career goal is to work in the film industry as she admires the beauty of film …

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Liam Robledo

Liam Robledo is a versatile graphic designer and recent graduate from Durham College. Liam recently rebranded the Commonwealth Fashion Council’s logo and creative assets. He loves to work as a team and brainstorm unique ideas for successful projects. His goal in life is to work with other artists and create a studio work environment.

Kseniia Chepkasova

A Fashion Business graduate who is passionate about the fashion film industry. Kseniia moved from St. Petersburg, Russia to Toronto 3 years ago following her dream to be Fashion educated and prove herself in the North America’s fashion market. She has worked with fashion brands and designers all over the world: Iceberg, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Elle …

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