I’m excited to share that I’m co-hosting Season 2 of The Filmmakers alongside the brilliant @JoSchneller! Everyone’s talking about gender parity in film so instead of more talking we dedicated our entire season to Canadian female filmmakers.— Amanda Parris (@amanda_parris) July 26, 2018
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CBC will be devoting the second season of The Filmmakers, which begins this Saturday at 8:30 PM, to female-only filmmakers. To celebrate, CBC Arts published a list of 18 to support; 5 of those filmmakers are listed below. See the source for the full list!
Jordan CanningCanning will be directing nearly half of the upcoming season of Schitt's Creek, and is working on her new feature, Oddly Flowers. Last year she premiered Suck it Up! at Slamdance.
Naledi JacksonJackson's The Drop-In premiered at TIFF last year and is "a horror-tinged view of immigration issues set in a hair salon." She's currently a writer for the new season of Anne with an E.
Sook-Yin LeeLee just released Octavio is Dead!, a supernatural drama "which deals in grief and gender queerness."
Caroline MonnetMonnet is a co-founding member of Indigenous digital arts collective ITWÉ and her short films "explore her dual backgrounds between France and the Algonquin territory of Quebec." I found this short film of hers, Rituals: Ceremonial on YouTube; according to its synopsis, it explores ritual practices among indigenous First Nation tribes in North America.
Amanda Strong"Strong uses stop-motion animation to create hybrid documentary accounts of Indigenous stories."
SOURCES CBC Arts article; Twitter & YouTube 1 2 3 4 5 6 7