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Yuqi Kang

7 Beats per Minute, 2023

Yuki Yang is a writer-director and cinematographer. She was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Neijing. Yuqi earned a BFA in Fine Arts in Canada, then followed by and MFA in Film at the school of Visual Arts in New York City in 2017. 


Elizabeth & Gulistan Mizraei

Laila at the Bridge, 2018

Elizabeth and Gulistan are two award winning journalists who worked for Al-Jazeera and BBC Persia the past decade before making their directorial feature documentary debut with Laila at the Bridge


Jennifer Deschamps

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Inside Lehman Brothers, 2018

Jennifer Deschamps, 40, is an editorial producer and a director at KM, the French production company, since 2015. Passionate about cinema and literature, after studying international law and political science in Paris II, she naturally turned to making documentaries.


Robin Mckenna

Gift, 2018

Robin McKenna is director, producer and writer of GIFT, a feature-length documentary inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic bestseller The Gift.  

Oksana Karpovych

Don't worry, the doors will open, 2019

Born in 1990 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a Cultural Studies graduate from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University. Since 2013 she has lived in Montreal (Quebec) where she worked as a teacher of Ukrainian literature, and where is pursuing her degree in Film Production at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia Univeristy.


Jeremy Xido

The Bones, 2023

Jeremy Xido is a filmmaker and performance artist whose work has taken him around the world in an exploration of complex issues of community and personal identity. His approach to stage and film blends emotionally gripping personal stories with the larger social contexts from which they emerge.


Marsh Loushy & Daniel Sivan

The Oslo Diaries, 2018

Mor Loushy graduated from Sam Spiegel film and television school in 2007 and has been working as a freelancer ever since. Her début film, Israel Ltd, world premièred at IDFA 2009. 

Daniel Sivan is an award-winning director and producer, known for his social political documentaries focusing primarily on Israel. 


Marie-Pierre Jaurry

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Histoires intimes d'avortement, 2018

A director and writer, known for The Medeski, Martin and Wood's Dropper (2002), Tous les habits du monde (2008) and 24 images de Antoine Duhamel (2005).


Amer Shomali & Paul Cowan

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The Wanted 18, 2014

Amer is a Palestinian interdisciplinary visual artist who uses conceptual art, painting, digital media, films and comics to explore Palestinian sociopolitical issues and revolution iconography.

Paul Cowan a Canadian  who spent the bulk of his career with the National Film Board of Canada.

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Shannon Walsh

The Gig is up, 2021
Adrianne and the Castle, 2023

Shannon Walsh is a filmmaker, writer and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. She is writer and director of the feature documentaries Illusions of Control (2019), Jeppe on a Friday (2013), St-Henri, the 26th of August (2011), and H2Oil (2009). She premiered her first nonfiction VR, Disappearance: Hong Kong Stories (RIDM 2018), and finished a short doc, Matsutake Hunters (AmDocs 2019), for TELUS Originals.

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Kimberly Surin

The Relay, 2021

Based in Montreal, Kimberley is a French-Canadian with Haitian descent filmmaker. She graduated in 2016 from Pennsylvania State University in Communications – Film and TV. In 2020, she directed and wrote her first documentary Against All Odds, a short film about the lack of diversity in professional and junior hockey with retired NHL player Georges Laraque as the main protagonist. In early 2021, she directed, wrote and produced her second short film, Nourrir les Rêves, which premiered at the HotDocs International Film Festival, now available on Crave. The Relay: Beyond the Name is her third documentary.


Strula Gunnarsson

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Monsoon, 2014

Oscar nominated, Genie, Gemini and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson  has been described as ‘Canada’s resident Viking, sailing the high seas of naturalism’.

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Ada Ushpiz

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, 2014
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Ada Ushpiz is a renowned Israeli film producer and director. She has a B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in history from Tel Aviv University and a significant journalistic experience in political-social writing for the prestigious Ha'aretznewspaper.

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Helene Klodawsky

Malls R US, 2009
Stolen Time, 2023

Independent filmmaker Helene Klodawsky is passionate storyteller committed to portraying political and social struggles, as well as to exploring the documentary art form. 

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Michal Weits

Blue Box, 2021

Joseph Weits, Michal’s great-grandfather, was the head of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). His personal diaries reveal how Palestinian land was transferred to Israel, and Blue Box is the missing link in understanding the unending tribal war over land in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


Adi Lavy

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Once Upon a Sea, 2020

Adi Lavy is an internationally accomplished documentary photographer, film director and producer. A Israeli native, Adi began her career as a news reporter and photographer, working for world renowned publications such as Newsweek, SZ Weissen, and Le Repubblica.

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