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My name is Dilani Rabindran and I am a Consulting Professional primarily focused in the international entertainment and media industries.

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Soon after completing my MBA at McMaster University my lifelong passion for global cinema led me to the Toronto International Film Festival, where I held different roles in Marketing, Financial Analysis, specially focusing on community outreach, and the management of government grants and strategic initiative funding, respectively.

Soon after joining I was also recruited to assist the festival programming team with the selection of South Asian films for the annual festival in addition to my full time role.

After 4 years with TIFF I moved to India to join National Award winning director M. Manikandan’s core creative team & new studio - Tribal Arts Productions – in a Marketing position, while also assisting with Production Coordination on his third feature, “God’s Orders”.

It was during this time that I founded Viewfinder Film Consulting, after recognizing the need for a formal voice to speak on behalf of independent South Indian cinema to the world. I have also programmed South Asian films for the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival since 2017.


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After returning to Canada to continue running VFC from home in Toronto I joined Bell Media, Canada's premiere multimedia company, where I am currently a Strategic Portfolio Manager in their Digital division.

Since 2013 I have also been an avid columnist within the South Asian entertainment space, writing for popular websites such as Behindwoods, and writng on topics such as entrepreneurship & travel for other outlets. And in 2016 began hosting the “1 by 2 with Dilani_r” podcast series for Indian digital media company Raaga.com, which is returning for a 3 rd season in early 2019.

You can also find me partaking in social media campaigns and writing for The MBA Tour, Canadian Tamil Professionals Association, and other non-profit organizations advocating for women in business and entertainment.