Anastasia Akulinina is a York University graduate specializing in Cinema and Media Studies. Passionate about film as a medium and industry, Anastasia has been actively involved in the Toronto moving images scene. She has worked with such film festivals as Hot Docs, TIFF, Images Festival, Planet in Focus, Rendezvous with Madness and JAYU. Anastasia also writes for Point of View Magazine and is interested in covering documentaries that tackle human rights issues. Besides programming for JAYU, Anastasia has curated shorts programs for Images Festival and Rendezvous with Madness and pre-screened for Planet in Focus and the Canadian Sport Film Festival.