Jenna Dufton graduated from the University of Windsor in 2007 with a B.A. in Communications, Media and Film (for no reason other than watching films was really the only thing she liked doing in high school). Equipped with her semi-useful degree she set out to work (glamorous) Box Office positions with the Toronto International Film Festival and the Brisbane International Film Festival before being offered the position of Volunteer Coordinator at the Atlantic Film Festival. She packed her bags and set out for Halifax (the land of dreams) to work the two-month contract with high hopes that it would turn into her dream job (watching movies).
It didn’t quite happen like that but a year later at the Atlantic Film Festival Christmas party (after a series of more glamorous Box Office jobs) she worked up the (liquid) courage to discuss her dream with Festival Director, Lia Rinaldo. Long story short (too late): that next spring Jenna was working as a Programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival and has since programmed three festivals with them and co-founded and programmed the OUTeast Film Festival. Jenna could not be more excited about taking this next step in her career, coordinating Women Making Waves. She didn’t realize it back in high school, but this is what it was all for and she can’t wait to start working with everyone in the WIFT-AT community (yay)!