While the explanations behind Sanchez’s departure weren’t instantly made clear, they gave the impression to be private in nature. She wrapped up her time with TIFF on December 31.
“Three years ago Diana joined us full-time as Senior Director, Film. During that time, she’s been an influential voice in the international film festival circuit and a visionary leader,” stated TIFF’s CEO Cameron Bailey. “As we begin preparations for TIFF 2022, I’ll be working with the programmers to grow the team and maintain the curatorial excellence that Diana helped cultivate.”
“It has been a wonderfully exhilarating time at TIFF. There is truly nothing like this place or this team,” added Sanchez. “I would like to thank Cameron and the best team of programmers in the business. I am proud of the work we have done over these many years. As I prepare for a new adventure with my young family, I will always be grateful for my time at TIFF.”
Sanchez joined the pageant as a global programmer and rapidly gained a popularity for her presents on this enviornment. Prior to her time there, she’d already been championing movies and filmmakers from Latin America, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean for greater than 20 years.