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Telefilm Canada And Birks Honour 12 Canadian Women In Film [Photos]


Birks, Telefilm, TIFFEarlier this year, a panel of 20 journalists and bloggers covering arts, culture and entertainment gathered to select 12 Canadian women in the film industry as part of the Birks Diamond Tribute.  The initiative honours women scriptwriters, in addition to actors and director.  This is the fourth year in a row, Telefilm Canada and Birks, have partnered to celebrate Canadian women in film during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The 2016 honourees of the Birks Diamond Tributeto the Year’s Women in Film are directors Tracey Deer, Ann Marie Fleming,April Mullen, Léa Pool and Ann Shin; actors Amanda Crew, Caroline Dhavernas, Christine Horne, Sandra Oh and Jennifer Podemski; as well as scriptwriters Emma Donoghue and Marie Vien.

For the first time, the Birks Diamond Tribute is honouring women scriptwriters, in addition to actors and directors
The largest jury to date, made up of 20 journalists and bloggers covering arts, culture and entertainment
Montreal, July 27, 2016—For a fourth year in a row, Telefilm Canada and Birks, have partnered to celebrate Canadian women in film during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The 2016 honourees of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film are directors Tracey Deer, Ann Marie Fleming, April Mullen, Léa Pool and Ann Shin; actors Amanda Crew, Caroline Dhavernas, Christine Horne, Sandra Oh and Jennifer Podemski; as well as scriptwriters Emma Donoghue and Marie Vien.

“The 2016 edition of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film showcases diversity—that of our industry and our country. Among the honourees are rising stars and established talent, as well as filmmakers who have distinguished themselves in a wide variety of genres and styles,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “It is essential to promote the dynamism that these women bring to cinema, both at home and abroad. They are true stars and we want all Canadians to be proud of them!”

“Birks is extremely proud to recognize Canadian female talent in film for the fourth year in a row during TIFF. This year’s honourees are highly deserving of the reward and demonstrate that in every category of film, from writers to directors to on screen, women are leading the way. Canadian women are setting the bar extremely high,’’ added Eva Hartling, Vice President, Marketing & Communications of Birks Group Inc.

The two brands hosted an invite-only reception last night at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, here are some pictures from the event:



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