Speaker Adam Garnet Jones

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Adam Garnet Jones

Director of TV Content and Special Events


A champion for Indigenous creators, Adam Garnet Jones is Cree-Métis and Danish from Amiskwacîwâskahikan, the traditional name for Edmonton, Alta. With a degree in film production from Ryerson University, Adam worked in the film industry for 14 years, notably as director of Amplify, story editor for a season of Mohawk Girls, and has written and directed two award-winning feature films: Fire Song and Great Great Great. Adam joined the senior management team at APTN in 2021.

In joint partnership with Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, Adam developed the dual-function role of Indigenous initiatives lead, in support of Indigenous filmmakers, where he provided leadership and policy advice in 2020. He is a former chair of the Ontario Film Review Board and a long-time board member of ImagineNATIVE. Adam is also a novelist and bead-worker, and calls Toronto home.

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers: Corus Kids, APTN, Corus Entertainment; Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Corus Kids, TRVL Channel, APTN; Nations to Nations: Canadian Indigenous stories on a global stage

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