TIFF Transforms: Share Her Journey Relaunch

Jul 12
  • Press & Industry screenings and events are only for accredited passes.

    Celebrate the momentous second year of Share Her Journey! Together, we're forwarding the movement to champion female storytellers and push gender equity in screen industries.

    In our continuing mission to transform the way people see the world through film, we are pleased to invite Patron Circle Members at the Silver Level and above to attend an evening featuring a sure-to-be powerful panel led by Shedoesthecity founder Jen McNeely, with a cocktail reception on the most stunning rooftop in the city.

    We're also excited to announce that activist, author, and educator Jane Doe is back for a transformative discussion surrounding gender equality.

    TIFF Transforms: Share Her Journey
    Thursday, July 12

    Cinema 2, TIFF Bell Lightbox
    Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

    6:00–7:30pm — Panel discussion
    7:30pm — Cocktail reception in Malaparte, 6th floor

    Not a Member? Learn more about the perks and benefits of a TIFF Membership HERE or email membership@tiff.net for more information.

    Amanda Brugel

    Amanda Brugel is an actor whose current credits include Kim's Convenience (16– ), Workin' Moms (17– ), and The Handmaid's Tale (17– ). She also appeared in Kodachrome, a TIFF 2017 Official Selection. In 2014, Brugel won the ACTRA Award for outstanding female performance for her role in Sex After Kids (13), and in 2017 she was honoured at the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film.

    Molly Johnson

    Molly Johnson is an award-winning jazz vocalist, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist. She has performed throughout Canada, the US, and France, alongside artists such as Tom Cochrane, Blue Rodeo, Tom Jones, Jackie Richardson, Anne Murray, Stéphane Grappelli, and Peter Appleyard. She has also performed for the Prince and the late Princess of Wales, Nelson Mandela, and Quincy Jones. Johnson’s latest album, Meaning to Tell Ya, was released in May 2018.

    Naledi Jackson

    Naledi Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and director whose screenwriting credits include the upcoming sci-fi series Another Life, Anne with an E (17–), and The Detail (18–). Her short film The Drop In premiered at TIFF in 2017 and screened at TIFF's Canada’s Top Ten Festival in 2018. She has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Harold Greenberg Fund and has been nominated at the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards.

    Sharon Lewis

    Sharon Lewis is a director, actor, producer, and writer. She co-wrote, directed, and produced the 1994 smash-hit play Sistahs, and she played the lead in Clement Virgo's Rude (95). She hosted CBC’s counterSpin and was a Leo- and Gemini-nominated host for ZeD (02–06). In 2010, her film Chains won the award for best sci-fi short at the Eugene International Film Festival. Lewis’ first feature film was the award-winning Brown Girl Begins (17).

    Joanna Miles

    Joanna Miles is currently VP, Theatrical Marketing and Communications, Canada at Entertainment One Films. She has worked on the Hunger Games franchise, the John Wick franchise, Born to Be Blue (15), Bad Moms (16), and La La Land (16). She previously worked at Maple Pictures, Capri Films, and Alliance Films, where she was project manager on the two Toronto exhibits for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Charles Officer

    Charles Officer is a British-Canadian filmmaker who studied at Cambridge University and the Ontario College of Art and Design. His credits include Nurse.Fighter.Boy (08), Mighty Jerome (12), and Unarmed Verses (17). He has recently completed the feature documentary Invisible Essence: The Little Prince and the crime drama Akilla's Escape, and he is currently developing a limited-series adaptation of Mordecai Richler's 1955 novel Son of a Smaller Hero.

    Joyce Wong

    Joyce Wong is an award-winning director and writer. She is an alumna of the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus and of the 2016 TIFF Talent Lab. Her debut narrative feature, Wexford Plaza, screened at Slamdance in 2017 and received the Comcast Best Narrative Feature Award from the Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco. The film was also nominated for the Toronto Film Critics Association's Rogers Best Canadian Film Award and the Canadian Screen Awards' John Dunning Discovery Award.