Shonna Foster is a Director, artist and Producer who received her B.F.A honours degree in Theatre from York University where she studied in the Creative Ensemble Conservatory. With over 18 years of professional work experience in film, television and theatre, her experience working in the creative, performance and business sides of the industry enables her to bring a plethora of knowledge and be a true asset to the BIPOC team.
A hard working-doer professional with an immeasurable sense of empathy, drive, passion and commitment to the industry and to the arts, Shonna manages to exceptionally balance her full time work, creative endeavors and volunteer commitments.
Active in volunteering, mentoring and teaching creative workshops, Shonna has had the opportunity to work with several youth and emerging talent from under served communities through her work with organizations such as Reelworld Film Festival, Beyond 3:30, Youth Unlimited, Success Beyond Limits and Creative & Believe. Through her volunteerism, she has also served on several film festival boards, assisted with programming and juried for festivals such as: Toronto Youth Short Film Festival, Regent Park Film Festival, Caribbean Tales Film Festival and Breakthroughs Film Festival where she was also their Chair of Partnerships and Outreach.
Shonna loves to create, travel, laugh (as conversation) and watch films...a lot of them.