Lauren Howes

is the Executive Director of CFMDC. Prior to coming to CFMDC, she was the Distribution Manager of Video Out Distribution in Vancouver, BC, from 2002 to 2006. Howes has fifteen years in the not-for-profit management field. In addition to her work in distribution, she has curated and presented screenings for events in Vancouver, Toronto, Dublin, Hamburg, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Bangalore, and was selected as a Goethe Scholar to participate in the Living Archive program at Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst in Berlin in 2014. Howes currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Toronto Arts Council and is on their Advisory Committee for Visual and Media Art. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Film Production and endeavors to make films when possible, outside of the demands of arts administration.