Vanessa Judelman is the star of #GettingtoKnowUs, this week!

Find out more about our TSAFF Co-Chair.

What’s your role on the TSAFF board?

I have been the co-chair of TSAFF since its inception in 2014.

What’s one thing that stands out as a highlight from the past few years?

I love that a diverse group of people from across Toronto attend the festival. Some are ex-South Africans and many are not. But we all have one thing in common – we love the medium of film. I enjoy seeing so many of the same faces attend the festival year after year and of course meeting people who are attending the festival for the first time.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being part of TSAFF?

I am so proud that we have the opportunity to support the South African artists and filmmakers who bring their talents, perspectives and stories to us miles away in Toronto. It feels extremely rewarding to know that all the money we raise through TSAFF supports Education without Borders and children living in impoverished areas of South Africa and Canada. Together we are all making a difference.

What’s your day job?

I have my own business called Mosaic People Development. I am a leadership consultant and coach.

What do you do in your spare time?  Any interesting hobbies?

I schlep my children to their baseball or basketball games and practices! I eat as much sushi as possible. I love to travel. I am addicted to podcasts.

What is your one wish for a future TSAFF event?

To provide our guests with a wonderful experience. To continue to provide a platform for South African artists to share their films with a Canadian audience. To raise as much money as possible to give children a chance for a better education and a better life.