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Women in the director's chair at TIFF '17
The Future is Female-identified
How Do You Define Yourself?
Ann Marie Fleming fulfilled her dream of writing and animating feature films by telling stories about her family
There is no “male" or “female” when it comes to making a good movie
Filmmaker Omoni Oboli shares how she put Nigerian cinema on the map
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How does the next generation get their films made?
What Can Straight White Guys Do to Help Women in Film?
The female filmmakers of the Canadian Screen Awards share some constructive advice
Deepa Mehta Shares Her Journey in Film (Death Threats Included)
The acclaimed filmmaker details why women must make films and live life on their own terms
Meet Carol Nguyen
The 19-year-old wunderkind has won Jump Cuts three times
A Mandate to Change
Jennifer Baichwal on the film industry's gender imbalance
TIFF has made a five-year commitment to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera. We will prioritize gender parity with a focus on mentorship, skills development, media literacy, and activity for young people.
Donate today to help TIFF support and empower female voices. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and will be matched by generous donors Betty-Ann Heggie and Anne-Marie Canning, doubling your impact.
Our Share Her Journey Ambassadors each inject their vital perspective into today’s film industry. Their creativity, passion, and drive are leading the way for the next generation of female filmmakers to tell their stories, providing audiences with outstanding narratives and role models.
Unfortunately, there is a considerable lack of incredible female storytellers in key creative and decision-making roles in the film industry:
This work comes at a cost that cannot be supported by current revenue streams. To make this ambitious movement a reality, we need the support of film lovers like you. We need to raise $500,000 in 2017 to jumpstart the following initiatives:
—Ashley McKenzie, award-winning filmmaker
The Share Her Journey Ambassadors have joined a movement to champion female storytellers, supporting TIFF's commitment to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
Actor, producer, and activist
Fashion, What’s Your Raashee?, Mary Kom, Quantico
Producer; President and Founder of Black Bicycle Entertainment
Home Again, Woman Walks Ahead, November Criminals, The Female Brain, A Tale of Love and Darkness
Writer, director, and creator
Transparent, Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under
Writer, director, producer
Everything Everything, Jean of the Joneses, Recovering Undercover Over Lover
Director, writer, cinematographer, editor
Facade, Every Grain of Rice, This Home is Not Empty, How Do You Pronounce Pho?, Uprooted
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November 27, 2017 - Grease star Janel Parrish visited TIFF Bell Lightbox for an intimate conversation about her career on the stage (and off), followed by the 1978 musical film starring Olivia Newton-John.
October 14, 2017 - As part of its campaign to champion female storytellers, TIFF presented a collection of short films from some of the world's most exciting emerging female voices.
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