Amy Darling is the founder and managing partner of MEDIA DARLING, a boutique Canadian film company specializing in the discovery and support of emerging filmmakers via development, financing, coproduction, and festival strategy. One current project, the Norwegian-language Canadian feature VIOLENT, was shortlisted for La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes in 2014, where it screened as an official selection of the Perspective Canada sidebar. Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “hurling a brick for Canadian newcomers”, and named to TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten, Violent has won over twenty awards to date, and will be released theatrically in 2016. As cofounder and co-director of The Good Film Fund, Amy is executive producer of the upcoming animation Giant Sloth, with Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti, and Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, written and directed by New York Times bestselling author Paul Hornschemeier. Amy is Vice Chair of Professional Development for the Alberta Media Production Industry Association (AMPIA),and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Underground Film Festival.