Norm Wilner

A lifelong Torontonian, Norm Wilner hosts the Someone Else’s Movie podcast and writes the Shiny Things newsletter about physical media and pop culture. From 2008 to 2022 he was the senior film writer for NOW Magazine. He’s also written for The Toronto Star, Metro Newspapers, Cinema Scope, Marquee, Montage, and The Hollywood Reporter, among others.

Norm served as secretary and vice-president of the Toronto Film Critics Association from 2008 to 2016; in 2009, he was a member of the features jury for Canada’s Top Ten. As a member of the international film critics’ organization FIPRESCI, he’s sat on festival juries in Toronto, Montreal, London, Vienna and Palm Springs.

In 2022 he joined TIFF as a programmer, and is currently the festival’s Acting Lead Programmer for Canada and Industry Selects. Yes, it’s weird.