Lea Marin

Lea Marin

Affiliated Program

Cineplex Film Program

Biography

Lea Marin is an award-winning Toronto-based producer with more than 20 years experience. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab, Lea joined the National Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006.

Throughout her career, she has produced dramatic, documentary, and interactive works, but the core of her projects centre on social issue documentaries that highlight the lived of experiences of those whose stories are often neglected in the mainstream. A fierce advocate for racial equity, Lea is committed to building pathways, and creating space for BIPOC and diverse filmmakers in the industry.

Her most recent film credits include Michele Stephenson’s Stateless, winner of the Hot Docs 2020 Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature documentary, co-produced with Jennifer Holness (Hungry Eyes Media); Astra Taylor’s What Is Democracy?, which premiered at TIFF in 2018; and Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses, which won the Best Canadian Feature Award at Hot Docs 2017.

Other credits include Chelsea McMullan’s, My Prairie Home, and The Portrait, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis;

She is presently in post-production on, Throat, a co-collaboration between Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist, Tanya Tagaq.

She currently sits on the Board for the Regent Park Film Festival, as well as advisory committees for the Racial Equity Media Collective, Black Women Film Canada, and Sheridan College's Film & Television Program. She has participated as a panelist, mentor, moderator and juror for various International festivals and institutions, including TIFF, HOT DOCS, Black Women Film, ImagineNative, Reel World Film Festival, POV 3rd Street, and the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Lea Marin holds a degree in language and literature from the University of Toronto.

Biography