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A celebration of Canadian women in film


August 25, 2018

It’s nearly time for TIFF 2018. The annual star-studded Toronto International Film Festival rolls into Toronto from September 6 to 16.

To celebrate, Telefilm Canada and Birks are honouring six talented Canadian women in film with the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film.

Meet the six talented honourees:

  • Nettie Wild (Director)
  • Tantoo Cardinal (Actress)
  • Pascale Bussières (Actress)
  • Susan Coyne (Screenwriter)
  • Stella Meghie (Emerging Director)
  • Jeanne Leblanc (Emerging Director)

Read more about the women and their many accomplishments here.