The Team

Yazmeen Kanji

Yazmeen Kanji

Founder and Creative Director

Yazmeen has graduated from the University of Toronto, studying Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Equity Studies and Cinema Studies. Yazmeen hopes that Films With A Cause can become a platform for sharing digital content that has the potential to enact social and political change and that will encourage sustainable practices as well as increase opportunities for vulnerable and underserved populations.

Tiffany Kim

Tiffany Kim

Team Manager

Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She is double majoring in International Relations and Health Studies. Films are where she draws most of her inspiration from. She believes that they are a vivid outlet for expression as well as a powerful tool to invoke change.

Jasmine Kara

Jasmine Kara

Events Coordinator

Jasmine is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto specializing in Human Geography with a background in Political Science. By partaking in Films With A Cause, Jasmine hopes to further explore the dynamics of film production and to spread social awareness on both a local and global scale.

Kathryna Cuizon

Kathryna Cuizon

Branding Graphic Designer

Kathryna is a student at the University of Toronto in architecture studies. Environmental sustainability and ethical development are an important focus in her undergrad experience. She supports Films With A Cause and believes it will become a platform to create awareness of important social and environmental relations and issues in the world.

Ishita Sawant

Ishita Sawant

Marketing Director

Ishita is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, specialising in Management with a focus in innovation, strategy and marketing. She has always been passionate about films and has grown up being highly influenced by the Bollywood film industry. The city she comes from, Mumbai, is the epicenter of filmmaking. She believes films aid in developing and educating a country’s population, such as in India. They help raise awareness about marginalized issues and bring about social reform that is much needed in today’s world, especially in developing and less-developed nations. She believes films are the past, present and the future of tomorrow.

Vamika Jain

Vamika Jain

Website Designer and Editor

Vamika is an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, completing a specialist in International Relations and a minor in Contemporary Asian Studies. Through her work for Films With a Cause, she hopes to explore the use of filmmaking and storytelling to increase engagement with international issues, especially amongst students.

Prathit Dave

Prathit Dave

Entrepreneurship Consultant

Prathit is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Management with a focus in Finance. He has always been enamoured by movies and the film industry, especially the Hindi film industry (Bollywood). Although he loves the entertaining aspect of films, he also believes that they hold the power to truly change the world. Prathit supports Films with A Cause and he knows that it will play a crucial role in raising awareness of important issues all around the world.

Julian Picard

Julian Picard

Entrepreneurship Consultant

Julian has graduated from the University of Toronto, specializing in Finance & Economics, with a minor in Environmental Economics. Julian joined Films With A Cause to learn more about the film industry, and to be part of a team looking to bring forward societal change in a positive way.

Evelina Xiong

Evelina Xiong

Volunteer Coordinator

Evelina is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, specializing in Psychology, with a major in Cinema Studies. Evelina firmly believes, “we picture the world, the world pictures us.” Films act as the most powerful tool to reflect ourselves and to promote social changes. She hopes with her addition to Films With a Cause; the platform can better help the underrepresented groups speak for themselves and positively change people’s stereotypical views towards them all over the world.