Canadian Female Directors working on Indie Filmsby gloriay-19399 | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
This is a work-in-progress list of female directors in Canada who are making Canadian content in the Independent Film Scene.
1. Deepa Mehta
Director | Fire
Deepa Mehta is a transnational artist and a screenwriter, director, and producer whose work has been called "courageous", "provocative" and "breathtaking". Her visually lush and emotionally resonating films have played at every major international film festival; receiving numerous awards and ...
Actress | Mama
Hannah Cheesman is a CSA-nominated actor, writer and filmmaker based in Toronto and LA. Named one of Playback's 2015 "Five to Watch" and a 2014 TIFF Emerging Canadian Filmmaker, Hannah's hit digital series "Whatever, Linda" has won 16 awards worldwide, most recently scooping up the top prize during...
Actress | Sisters of Mercy
Gloria Yazdani is a highly seasoned entertainer with expertise in film, live theatre and television production.
She enjoys proven success producing, directing, performing, and publicizing original entertainment for both English and Persian-speaking audience in North America since 2008. In addition ...
Director | Ikwe
Caroline Monnet is an award winning filmmaker and visual artist working in film/video, installation and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited extensively in film festivals and galleries, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand vidéoformes (France), Urban Shaman ...
10. Ashley McKenzie
Director | Werewolf
Ashley McKenzie is an emerging writer-director from Cape Breton Island, Canada. Her 2015 short 4 Quarters screened at TIFF, VIFF, Stockholm IFF, Festival du nouveau cinema, and won Best Short Film at the Atlantic Film Festival. With her previous work, Stray ('13), When You Sleep ('12), and Rhonda's...
12. Sarah Polley
Actress | Dawn of the Dead
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her ...
Ann Marie Fleming is a director and writer, known for Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (2016), Blue Skies (2002) and The French Guy (2005).
19. Ruba Nadda
Director | Cairo Time
Ruba Nadda is an internationally and critically acclaimed writer, director and producer living in Toronto. She has written and directed 17 films which include: Cairo Time (2009); Sabah (2005); Aadan (2004); Unsettled (2001); and I always come to you (2000); Blue turning Grey over you (1999), Black ...
25. Terre Nash
Terre Nash was born in 1949 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada as Teresa Nash. She is an editor and director, known for Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics (1995), If You Love This Planet (1982) and Speaking Our Peace (1985).