Appointed Member - Board of Governors
Raj Paul Dhillon is an award winning journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. He received his second National Best Editorial Award from the National Ethnic Media and Press Association of Canada, presented to him by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on November 21, 2010 in Toronto. Aside from an extensive writing/editing work with a number of newspapers and magazines (currently the editor of the South Asian LINK newspaper, the oldest South Asian newspaper in Canada), he has also done freelance writing for mainstream publications like The Vancouver Sun and Georgia Straight newspapers. He holds a degree in Communications and in Film from Simon Fraser University.
He has written, produced and directed several short and feature length films, including his debut feature Sweet Amerika. He has also written numerous scripts including his upcoming feature The Fusion Generation, which his company MMM Films has just finished production on and is now awaiting release in 2018.
Sweet Amerika, which he co-wrote, produced and directed for MMM Film Finance International, was released in Canadian theatres on September 19, 2008. The well-received film made its US Debut at the Spinning Wheels Film Festival of Hollywood in November 2008 and was theatrically released in US on May 22, 2009.
Dhillon's music documentary The Bhangra Generation and Sweet Amerika were acquired by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for airing on their specialty channel BOLD!
Dhillon has also produced a 13-part music documentary series Bhangralicious, which he wrote and directed for national broadcast on Rogers OMNI Television. He recently finished production on 8 Hour-long documentary series – REFLECTIONS – also for airing on Rogers OMNI Television. His documentary Moe Sihota: Feared & Desired was bought by CBC's Documentary Channel.
Dhillon's newest feature film The Fusion Generation will be released theatrically in 2019.