200 of Canada’s most exciting media companies, which just happen to be owned by women.

MEDIA LEADERS - BREAKTHROUGH CREATORS - GLOBAL BUYERS

Spark Showcase is an interactive online networking platform, database, and community that enables potential partners to find, meet, and forge new business opportunities with the best women-owned Canadian companies: participants of the BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media program.

The curated BANFF Spark companies featured in Spark Showcase represent key media industry sectors–from content production and talent representation, to tech and innovation, to distribution and marketing, and everywhere in between. Of these companies, 50% of participants self-identify as being Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, and/or professionals with disabilities.

Learn more about these game-changing companies, take meetings with the women who own them, and find out how you can work together, all through Spark Showcase.

Interested in joining the Spark Showcase community to connect with the BANFF Spark companies? Participation is by invitation only. Please submit a registration request.

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BANFF SPARK PARTICIPANTS

head shot of Amy Bohigian
Amy Bohigian
Director/Producer/Writer [Banff Spark Fellow]
Watershed Productions Inc.
head shot of Lynn Booth
Lynn Booth
Executive Producer/Doc Filmmaker
Make Believe Media
head shot of Fennella Bruce
Fennella Bruce
Producer
FKB Media Productions Inc.
head shot of Dana Claxton
Dana Claxton
President
Hunkpapa Films
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Janine Heath
Production Finance Lead
Green Light Package
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Judy Iseke
Producer, Director, Writer and Banff Spark Accelerator for Women in Business of Media Partipant
Turquoise Sky Entertainment
head shot of Ania Jamila (SPARK)
Ania Jamila (SPARK)
Producer, Director and Writer
Sahkosh Productions
head shot of Shazia Javed
Shazia Javed
Producer-Content Creator
LifeSketchMedia Inc
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Summan Kandola
Director/Producer
Summan Kandola
head shot of Leona Krahn, DGC /2022 Banff Sparks Fellow
Leona Krahn, DGC /2022 Banff Sparks Fellow
Director/Producer
Krahn Communications Inc.
head shot of Lindsay Lee
Lindsay Lee
Executive Producer (Banff Spark Accelerator)
Gazelle Automations
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Anita Li
Founder and CEO
The Green Line
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Rhonda Lucy
Artistic Director/Founder
Sun Raven Arts/The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective
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Frieda Luk
Writer, Director, Producer (BANFF Spark Accelerator)
FRIRANGE Films
head shot of Sholeh Alemi Fabbri
Sholeh Alemi Fabbri
Founder/Producer
Good Measure Productions Inc.
head shot of Maia Jae Bastidas
Maia Jae Bastidas
Actress/Creator
Youth Media Alliance
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Kerry Bellegarde
Proprietor Writer Producer
Brown Bear Claw Films
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Tamara Black
Director, Writer & Producer
Tamara Black Freelance
head shot of Mariah Braun
Mariah Braun
Director
M3M Marketing
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Mikayla Carson
Producer
Curio Film Studios
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Maddy Falle
Producer
Obvious Allegory Inc
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Bal Brach
Director
Wrise Productions
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Rime El Jadidi
Writer
Ruya Strategy
head shot of Tara Ellis
Tara Ellis
Founder
3B Content Inc.
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Corinne Ferguson
Founder & CEO (Banff Spark Fellow)
NYX Media Corporation
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Vesta Giles
Producer
Vandelso Productions, Banff Spark
head shot of Eva Grant
Eva Grant
Filmmaker & Content Creator
Tooth&Nail Pictures
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Jennifer Haufler
CEO/Producer
Lacuna Productions
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Wendy Hill-Tout
Producer, Writer, Director
Voice Pictures Inc.
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Kylie Hitchcock-Garcelon
Director, Writer, Producer
Yarn Spinner Entertainment Inc
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Teresa M. Ho
President
100 Dragons Media
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Brishkay Ahmed
Writer/Director/Producer
Digital Warriors Productions & ChitChat Productions
head shot of Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh
Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh
Writer/Producer (Banff Spark Accelerator)
Remembrance Pictures Inc.
head shot of Ana P. Castillo
Ana P. Castillo
Producer
Mandoca Productions
head shot of Ruth Goodwin
Ruth Goodwin
Partner/Executive Producer
Good Eve Productions
head shot of Lynn Harvey
Lynn Harvey
President/Executive Producer
Enter the Picture Productions Inc.
head shot of Hannah Hermanson
Hannah Hermanson
Producer
3 Story Pictures
head shot of Rebeka Herron
Rebeka Herron
Producer
Rusty Halo Productions
head shot of Tanya Kelen
Tanya Kelen
Distribution. Production. XR Innovation & Partnerships
Kelencontent Inc.
head shot of Catherine Lafferty
Catherine Lafferty
Director/Producer/Writer
Canada Corp.
head shot of Samantha Little
Samantha Little
Producer
Little Productions
head shot of Kai Little-White
Kai Little-White
Writer | Producer
BP Solarpunk Media
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Kelly-Anne Riess
President
Riess Stormmedia
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Natasha Vassell
Producer
Diva Film Productions
head shot of Ananya Ohri
Ananya Ohri
Co-Founder, Co-Director
Bussup Media
head shot of Rebecca DiPasquale
Rebecca DiPasquale
Producer
Robot Monkey Entertainment
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Carmen Forsberg
Partner, Producer | 2022 Realscreen DIALOG
Silverlight Entertainment
head shot of Laura Mingail
Laura Mingail
Founder
Archetypes & Effects
head shot of Tanis Parenteau
Tanis Parenteau
Producer/Actor
Banff Spark/TDEP Productions
head shot of Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Film & TV Editor/Podcast Host
Suite One Productions
head shot of Leah Walker
Leah Walker
Writer/Director
Story Home
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Karen Walton
Screenwriter-EP-Founder & President
INKLING ENTERTAINMENT INC.
head shot of Nicola Waugh
Nicola Waugh
Producer
Kino Sum Productions
head shot of Sage Shepherd
Sage Shepherd
Producer, Host
Show Banff Show
head shot of Priyanka Desai
Priyanka Desai
Producer (SPARK Participant)
Real People Real Stories Inc.
head shot of Rosvita Dransfeld
Rosvita Dransfeld
Producer | Director
ID Productions Inc
head shot of Laura Friedmann
Laura Friedmann
Producer/Director (Diversity of Voices-Spark Accelerator Program)
Wrapped Productions Inc.
head shot of Magali Gillon-Krizaj
Magali Gillon-Krizaj
Producer
Reign Films
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Shona Grewar
CEO
Chaotic Simplicity Productions
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Sibel Guvenc
Director/Writer/Producer
Kybele Films
head shot of Charmaine Hammond
Charmaine Hammond
Banff Spark Accelerator (2022), Author, Executive Producer, Content Creator, Sponsorship Expert
Hammond International Inc. and Raise a Dream Training & Consulting Inc.
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Kara Harun
Writer/Creator/Director/Actor
Kara Harun-Freelance
head shot of Laura Heath Potter
Laura Heath Potter
Independent Producer
Backlight Productions Consulting
head shot of Gina Simone
Gina Simone
Producer/Director
Pocket Film School
head shot of Leigh Doyle
Leigh Doyle
Partner & VP Operations
Digital Journal Group (DJG)
head shot of Lauren Bercovitch
Lauren Bercovitch
Head of Production
Kelly & Kelly
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Rebecca Campbell
Producer
Catapult Pictures
head shot of Flordeliza Dayrit
Flordeliza Dayrit
COO
Muslim Kids TV
head shot of Trish Dolman
Trish Dolman
President, Producer & Director
Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
head shot of Alison Duke
Alison Duke
Co-Founder/Producer
OYA Media Group
head shot of Trinni Franke
Trinni Franke
Producer
A Token Entertainment Company
head shot of Synnove Godeseth
Synnove Godeseth
Founder and Co-Owner
Location Fixer Productions Ltd
head shot of Lauren Corber
Lauren Corber
Executive Producer
LoCo Motion Pictures Inc.
head shot of Alexandra Bailey
Alexandra Bailey
Founder & Producer
First Mark
head shot of Jennifer Beasley
Jennifer Beasley
VP, Development
Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc.
head shot of Ngardy Conteh George
Ngardy Conteh George
Co-Founder/Producer
OYA Media Group
head shot of Sarah Bolen
Sarah Bolen
COO
Inspired Entertainment
head shot of Georgina López
Georgina López
Co-CEO
Lopii Productions Inc.
head shot of Jessie Behan
Jessie Behan
President & COO
Aux Mode
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Sara Blake
Founder/Producer
Ceroma Films
head shot of Kat Kelly Hayduk
Kat Kelly Hayduk
Producer
Turtlebox Productions
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Joanne Henry
CEO
Lakeshore Media Services
head shot of Monique Hurteau, MBA
Monique Hurteau, MBA
Executive Producer | Business Affairs Consultant
Through and Thru Films Inc.
head shot of Lori Lozinski
Lori Lozinski
President
Violator Films Inc
head shot of Leena Minifie
Leena Minifie
CEO/Owner
Stories First Productions
head shot of Jenny Ng-Turner
Jenny Ng-Turner
CEO
Theia Entertainment Inc/mOcean Beach Film & Sound Co. Ltd.
head shot of Rebecca Singh
Rebecca Singh
CEO
Superior Description Services
head shot of Nicole St. Pierre
Nicole St. Pierre
President/Executive Producer
Sungate Films
head shot of Kim Temple
Kim Temple
President
High Priestess Publishing
head shot of Virginia Thompson
Virginia Thompson
CEO, Executive Producer
Verite Films Inc
head shot of Emilia King
Emilia King
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Pink Moon Studio
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Camille Beaudoin
CEO
Mosaic Entertainment
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Meghan Duffy
Producer
Black Watch Entertainment
head shot of Carina Kom
Carina Kom
Manager and Lead Consultant
P.V.P Games and Entertainment
head shot of Lena Lees-Heidt
Lena Lees-Heidt
Partner
Play Management Inc.
head shot of Sharlene Millang-Borst
Sharlene Millang-Borst
Producer
Treaty 6 Productions
head shot of Sara Lynn Cauchon
Sara Lynn Cauchon
Co-Founder
Inspired Entertainment Inc.
head shot of Lauren Grant
Lauren Grant
Producer
Clique Pictures
head shot of Sarah Juma
Sarah Juma
Founder & CEO
StyleID
head shot of Aly Kelly
Aly Kelly
Producer
Hodgee Films
head shot of Michelle Gayse-Leader
Michelle Gayse-Leader
Producer
Leader Productions Services Inc
head shot of Denise Lee
Denise Lee
Account Management
Burlington Films
head shot of Rennata Lopez
Rennata Lopez
Co-CEO
Lopii Productions Inc.
head shot of Leslea Mair
Leslea Mair
Producer
Zoot Pictures Inc
head shot of Leah Mallen
Leah Mallen
Owner
All In Pictures
head shot of JoAnne Fishburn
JoAnne Fishburn
Founder/CEO
Good Influence Films
head shot of Amy Fox
Amy Fox
Producer
Trembling Void Studios
head shot of Tanya Gough
Tanya Gough
Founder
StoryBilder
head shot of Jennifer Holness
Jennifer Holness
President
Hungry Eyes Media Inc.
head shot of Maria Armstrong
Maria Armstrong
CEO & Executive Producer
Big Coat Media
head shot of Carol Beecher
Carol Beecher
Animation Producer
Fifteen Pound Pink Productions
head shot of Suzy Choueiri
Suzy Choueiri
Owner
Chatterbox Productions
head shot of Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
Partner and Head of Development
Eagle Vision
head shot of Alysse Glick
Alysse Glick
Chief Operating Officer
Pigeon Row
head shot of Stephanie Ouaknine
Stephanie Ouaknine
Co-Founder
CreativeDNA
head shot of Winnifred Jong
Winnifred Jong
Writer & Director
A Token Entertainment Company
head shot of Fiona Rayher
Fiona Rayher
CEO
Hoovie
head shot of Cjay Boisclair
Cjay Boisclair
Writer/Director/Producer
Askem Talent/Askem Productions
head shot of Carly Brenner Hunter
Carly Brenner Hunter
Founder
Carly Underwater Film & Safety Inc.
head shot of Carla Bridgewater
Carla Bridgewater
Producer/Director/Writer
Sherana Productions
head shot of Petie Chalifoux
Petie Chalifoux
Writer, Producer, Director
Tohkapi Cinema
head shot of Joan Jenkinson
Joan Jenkinson
Executive Director
Black Screen Office
head shot of Marylou  Mintram
Marylou Mintram
Co-CEO
Back To Space Productions
head shot of Jill Roberts
Jill Roberts
Writer/Director
The Writing Department
head shot of Emily Schooley
Emily Schooley
Actor | Director | Screenwriter | Founder & Mama Cat
Laughing Cat Productions
head shot of Kaitlan Stewart
Kaitlan Stewart
Producer/Founder
Fenix Film & Television
head shot of Ying Wang
Ying Wang
Director, Producer
gYu Films International
head shot of Brandy Yanchyk
Brandy Yanchyk
Documentary Filmmaker and Travel Show Host
Brandy Y Productions Inc.
head shot of Kik Di Nino
Kik Di Nino
Creative Producer/Director
Soothsayer Media
head shot of Maria Kennedy
Maria Kennedy
Owner, EP
Little Engine Moving Pictures
head shot of Joan Prowse
Joan Prowse
Director and Founder
CineFocus Canada Inc.
head shot of Nicolette Saina
Nicolette Saina
President
Animated Film Gardens, Inc.
head shot of Kerri Borsuk
Kerri Borsuk
Producer/Music Supervisor
Piramide Productions//Made With Love Productions
head shot of Tanya Brunel
Tanya Brunel
Producer
White Bear Films
head shot of Rachelle Chartrand
Rachelle Chartrand
Producer, President
My Precious Pictures
head shot of Eva Colmers
Eva Colmers
Producer
No Problem Productions Ltd
head shot of Sara Corry
Sara Corry
Producer
North Country Cinema
head shot of Annelise Larson
Annelise Larson
Owner
Veria.ca & StorypreneursUnite.com
head shot of Michelle Melanson
Michelle Melanson
President/Executive Producer
Headspinner Productions Inc.
head shot of Nicola  Pender
Nicola Pender
Director
Pender PR
head shot of Sheena Rossiter
Sheena Rossiter
Co-Founder and Producer
Dona Ana Films & Multimedia
head shot of Patricia Scarlett
Patricia Scarlett
Founder & Co-CEO
Media Business Institute (MBI)
head shot of Nauzanin Knight
Nauzanin Knight
Writer/Director/Producer
1844 Studios Inc
head shot of Joanne Loton
Joanne Loton
Executive Producer/Creative Producer/Director
GarageGirl Media Ltd.
head shot of Lauralee Sheehan
Lauralee Sheehan
Chief Creative Officer
Digital 55
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Katy Tooth
Producer/Director
Tooth Pics
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Trish Neufeld
Producer/Director
Story Box Movies Inc.
head shot of Laura O'Grady
Laura O'Grady
President
Snapshot Studios
head shot of Jennifer Pun
Jennifer Pun
Producer
Edge Entertainment
head shot of Judith Pyke
Judith Pyke
Executive Producer & Director & Writer
Curious Features
head shot of Moyra Rodger
Moyra Rodger
CEO
Magnify Digital
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Marliss Weber
Creative Producer
Group of Rogues
head shot of Melanie Windle
Melanie Windle
Director of Industry Programming
Whistler Film Festival Society
head shot of Theresa Wynnyk
Theresa Wynnyk
President
Company of Women on the Screen
head shot of Emma Catalfamo
Emma Catalfamo
President
Dancing Caribou Productions Inc.,
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Mackenzie Donaldson
President/Producer
The Donaldson Company
head shot of Kate Green
Kate Green
Executive Producer/Director
Kate Green Productions Inc.
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Chantal Jackson
Executive Producer
Vendetta Entertainment Inc.
head shot of Amy Saunders
Amy Saunders
CEO
AlphaPR
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Pamela Slavin
President
Comfy Shoes Media Inc
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Amy Tepperman
Creator, Educator, Consultant
Moving EDGEucation
head shot of Bonnie Thompson
Bonnie Thompson
Producer
Dreaming Bird Productions
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Sarah Timmins
President & Producer
Black Birds Entertainment
head shot of Maggie  Reid
Maggie Reid
Creative Director
Pink Moon Studio
head shot of Carmen Henriquez
Carmen Henriquez
Principal/Producer
RealWorld Media Inc
head shot of Kulbinder Saran Caldwell
Kulbinder Saran Caldwell
Agent/Founder
Reallife Pictures Inc.
head shot of Lauren MacKinlay
Lauren MacKinlay
Creative Producer (Banff Spark)
NESHAMA Entertainment
head shot of Shana McCalla
Shana McCalla
Producer/Writer/Director
Salemscript Productions Inc.
head shot of Kate McCallum
Kate McCallum
Producer & Writer
Rogue Raven Productions
head shot of Ell McEachern
Ell McEachern
Producer
3 Story Pictures
head shot of Cher  Merlo
Cher Merlo
President, Business Development, Health & Safety, Sustainability (Banff Spark Program)
High Connection Corp
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Tara Mewis
President
Honey Cut Studios
head shot of Vanessa Mitchell
Vanessa Mitchell
Producer/Actress
Madden & Mitchell Media Inc.
head shot of Kat Montagu
Kat Montagu
Writer (serialized drama)
Write Shoot Edit Productions (katmontagu1@gmail.com)
head shot of Michelle Morris
Michelle Morris
CEO & Producer
Lily Pictures Inc.
head shot of Sheronna Osbourne
Sheronna Osbourne
Director/Producer/Actress
Crossfield House Productions
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Minae Park
Producer
Minmeg Productions
head shot of Amber-Leigh Polowich
Amber-Leigh Polowich
Producer
AmberLeigh Production
head shot of Darylina Powderface
Darylina Powderface
Founder
Natosi and Kokomiki’som Production
head shot of Shanyn  Maguire
Shanyn Maguire
President, Executive Producer
Pendulum Films
head shot of Skye R. Regan
Skye R. Regan
Writer/Producer/Director (BANFF Spark Fellow)
Play All Day Productions
head shot of Patricia Sims
Patricia Sims
Executive Producer, Director, BANFF SPARK Accelerator(2022)
CanazWest Pictures Inc.
head shot of Katy Slimmon
Katy Slimmon
Producer/Co-Founder
Dijon Media Inc.
head shot of Kahstoserakwathe Paulette  Moore
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore
Creator of Indigenous Programming, Filmmaker, Podcaster
The Aunties Dandelion
head shot of Shreya Patel
Shreya Patel
Founder/Co-CEO
Window Dreams Productions
head shot of Coreena Robertson
Coreena Robertson
Owner
CRMedia
head shot of Sabrina Spence
Sabrina Spence
Producer
Junction Hammer Productions Inc.
head shot of Tia Taurere
Tia Taurere
DOP/Editor
Whaea Productions/Pikitia Media
head shot of Eva Thomas
Eva Thomas
Writer, Producer
Eva Thomas
head shot of Loretta Sarah Todd
Loretta Sarah Todd
Producer & Director & Writer & Showrunner
Coyote Science | IM4 XR Lab | Bird & Star Media
head shot of Angelika Walaszczyk
Angelika Walaszczyk
Producer
AZW Film Corp
head shot of Rua Wani
Rua Wani
Co-President
Adani Pictures
head shot of Brooke Woboditsch
Brooke Woboditsch
Owner
Closed Caption Services Inc
head shot of Alexandra Roberts
Alexandra Roberts
Producer
Push Pictures
head shot of Katie Weekley
Katie Weekley
Producer
Goonworks Films
head shot of Emma Fowler Houghton
Emma Fowler Houghton
Creator/Actor/Producer
Screaming Mantis Films
head shot of Jennifer Irons
Jennifer Irons
Literary Talent Agent, META Talent Agency
Jennifer Irons
head shot of Rose-Marie Couture (Banff SPARK Programme)
Rose-Marie Couture (Banff SPARK Programme)
Co-Founder & Head of Business Development
BlockFilm Inc.

See all BANFF Spark participants HERE.

ABOUT BANFF SPARK

Supported by The Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, the BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media is a professional development program created by the Banff World Media Festival. Launched in 2019, BANFF Spark provides Canadian women in the screen industries with a tailored business planning curriculum, mentorship, and access to potential strategic business partnerships.

Learn more about BANFF Spark HERE.

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