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Telefilm Canada And Birks Pay Tribute To 10 Canadian Women Directors And Actors At 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Telefilm Canada [1]Ten Canadian women directors and actors who have had an outstanding year have been selected by a pan-Canadian jury of journalists specializing in the arts, culture and entertainment. The 10 women will be honoured on September 10 at the Birks [2] store on Bloor Street West in Toronto during the second Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada [1].

The honourees include:

Directors:

Actors:

“At a time when the eyes of the world are on the Toronto International Film Festival, we want to highlight the enormous contribution made by these women to the dynamism of Canadian cinema,” said Carolle Brabant, Executive Director of Telefilm. “Their careers have been marked by awards and honours, and their talent contributes to Canada’s cultural success at home and abroad. We thank Birks for this innovative public-private partnership to promote Canadian talent.”

Eva Hartling, Vice-President Marketing, Birks Group Inc., added: “The essence of the Birks brand lies in its Canadian heritage. We are therefore proud to continue our partnership with Telefilm Canada in order to highlight Canadian women’s important contribution to the film industry.”

2014 recipients of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

Jury
The pan-Canadian jury is made up of renowned journalists covering the arts, culture and entertainment: Katie Bailey (Playback), Linda Barnard (Toronto Star), Maxime Demers (Le Journal de Montréal), Manon Dumais (freelance journalist), Noreen Flanagan (Elle Canada), Teri Hart (The Movie Network), Brian Johnson (Maclean’s), Tanya Lapointe (CBC/Radio-Canada), Marc-André Lussier (La Presse), Katherine Monk (Postmedia), Andrea Nemetz (The Chronicle Herald), Odile Tremblay (Le Devoir) and Marni Weisz (Cineplex Magazine).

The jury selected the women to be honoured based on the impact of their work and their talent, the recognition they have received from respected organizations and their peers, and the visibility they generated for Canada this past year. Nominees were also required to have either directed or appeared in a production during that year.

FanZone – Since this is an invitation-only event, there will be a FanZone set up in front of the Birks store at 55 Bloor Street West in Toronto. The public can come see the honourees on the red carpet, starting at 4 p.m. on September 10.

Collaboration between Telefilm and Birks – This is the fourth event organized by Telefilm and Birks to honour Canadian women directors and actors. In 2012, they paid tribute to Canadian women in film at the Toronto International Film Festival, in an event held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. Also in 2012, the Birks Canadian Diamond [3] was awarded at Telefilm Canada’s Tribute to Canadian Talent event at the Cannes Film Festival. And in 2013, the inaugural Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film [4] was launched at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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