Judy Gladstone was the executive director of Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent for the past 15 years.
Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by Bravo! and CHUM Television to provide grants for the production of Canadian short films and videos covering a wide range of arts disciplines. Bravo!FACT has distributed close to ten million dollars in grants for almost one thousand shorts across the country.
Bravo!FACT-funded shorts have been screened and won awards at prestigious festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival and been honoured with awards such as Genies, Emmy, Gemini, Banff Rockie Awards and an Academy Award nomination.
Ms. Gladstone also established the Montreal-based MaxFACT when MusiMax, the Québecois music channel, was launched by CHUM Television and Astral Media.
From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Gladstone was coordinator of the CIDA-funded Canada Fund for Dialogue and Development, providing grants enabling Israelis and Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians, to work together on cultural and other projects. As cultural attaché at the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1991-1993, Judy was in the wonderful position of presenting the best of the Canadian cultural scene to a foreign audience.
Born in Montréal, Ms. Gladstone’s university education includes a B.A. (from Laval Université, Québec City, Québec), and a graduate degree (from the Sorbonne, France).
Ms. Gladstone has been honoured with Women on Film and Télévision’s Outstanding Achievement on Leadership Award, and with Canadian Women on Communication’s Excellence in Leadership Award.