MEET OUR TEAM

We work year-round to plan and promote our film festival. Our talented core team is dedicated to making BAFF an amazing celebration of arts, culture, and diversity. We also thank our sponsors and community for supporting and attending BAFF each year.

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Sarah Marshall- Director

Sarah Marshall has a background in film editing, English literature, and public relations. She's passionate about encouraging arts and culture in our community and is excited to promote BAFF, film culture, and diversity. 

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BEN SUTHERLAND- TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Ben started making films at an animation workshop for youth mental well being. Which led him to film school and then BAFF. He has a passion for making and sharing movies. He currently teaches the Future Filmmaker PSA program with reachAbility and helps out on BAFF.  

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Scott Eckstein- Community Developer

Scott Eckstein is a local business owner who was raised in HRM. Scott has been in corporate sales for over 26 years both locally and internationally. Scott returned to Halifax in 2002 starting S3 Solutions. His commitment to the city and the people of it has resulted in working with Reachability with a commitment to helping in its growth and exposure!

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TOVA SHERMAN- FOUNDER 

Tova Sherman is co-founder and CEO of reachAbility.  She has a background in entrepreneurship, community development, hospitality and the voluntary sector. She founded BAFF in 2015 when she saw an opportunity to provide an exciting artistic platform for individuals facing barriers.