Nava Rastegar began her career in media production through CMPA’s Screen Based Media Production Program. Under the mentorship of Janice Dawe and Michèle Hozer, Nava took on both a business affairs and production management role at The Cutting Factory in 2013. Since, she has managed successful funding applications for film, television, and transmedia projects, as well as managing the production of upcoming TVO documentary, Sugar Coated. Prior to her career in media production, Nava held positions at TIFF and HotDocs. She also holds a B.A in History and Art as well an M.A in German History at the University of Toronto. Nava is constantly undertaking new challenges by assisting independent producers on their projects to achieve creative and commercial success.