Mark Pariselli is an award-winning writer and director based in Toronto. He graduated magna cum laude from York University with a BFA in Film Production. He is a Berlinale Talents alumnus and his work has been presented at numerous film festivals, including Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Retrospective programs of his short films have been presented in Toronto, Sicily, New York City and Montreal. His work is distributed by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Online and as part of DVD compilations, his films have been commercially distributed by The Film Collaborative, First Run Features, Guest House Films and Edition Salzgeber. He has served on the juries of the Sicilia Queer Film Festival, ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival and Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.

 Pariselli is currently developing his first feature.

Mark Pariselli // markpariselli@gmail.com