Orla Garriques

Orla Garriques

Affiliated Program

ASTOUND Initiative


Orla Garriques is a multi-faceted producer working at the intersection of film, television, new media and the arts.

She is an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre, after 15 years working in the arts/entertainment industry she has achieved a careful balance between high-profile industry work and innovative independent projects. She has worked for award-winning production companies and leading media organizations in the areas of project management, production, business affairs, audience development and marketing. Orla is passionate about the use of media as a means to engage, entertain, educate and empower audiences of all ages. She is committed to supporting initiatives that strengthen economic and cultural growth of creative businesses towards inspiring the next generation of content leaders.

Her recent projects include:

  • ASTOUND, an essential initiative focused on stimulating private investment in content production, led by CFC in partnership with Hot Docs, OCADU and a host of tertiary partners.
  • "DruMeBa", customizable drumming system promoting collaboration among children with Autism. 
  • “Capturing Sound”, one in a series of digital ARTnFACTS archive projects 
  • "Made In Canada/ Made in Canada Media", a documentary and online platform exploring the Canadian media industry