Sandie de Freitas is the president and founder of COMMFFEST GLOBAL COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL 2005. The idea spawned whilst working at a film distribution organization 1992 and seeing a great number of unappreciated films of independent filmmakers  works shelved and unavailable to the public.

She is also the founder /director of COMMFFEST Radio an on online radio show that speaks to the community on social and relevant issues as well as interviewing participating filmmakers of COMMFFEST and more recently the Art exhibition.

 In addition to being a Festival Director she is Writer/ Producer,/director/artist hailing from Seneca College with a Design Arts diploma. Her entrepreneurial skills were honed earlier on as the owner of a fashion boutique in Yorkville as well as a small marketing firm.