Share Her Journey began in 2017 as a five-year campaign, and a commitment to address gender parity and champion women in front of and behind the camera through TIFF’s Festival and year-round initiatives. It has since evolved into a permanent TIFF initiative, supporting creators at every stage of their professional journey. This global movement is dedicated to building frameworks, empowering creators, and forging paths for women to succeed as storytellers who help shape our cultural landscape.
Unfortunately, there is a considerable lack of incredible female storytellers in key creative and decision-making roles in the film industry:
The Share Her Journey Ambassadors have joined a movement to champion female storytellers, supporting TIFF's commitment to increase participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.
Director, writer, producer
Beans, Mohawk Girls, Club Native, Anne with an E, One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree
Director, writer, producer
Sugar Cane Alley, A Dry White Season, Siméon
Director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor, filmmaker
Bulbul Can Sing, Village Rockstars, Man with the Binoculars: Antardrishti
Queen of Katwe, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Amelia, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, Salaam Bombay!
Suits, All Things Valentine, Small Beautifully Moving Parts
Float Like a Butterfly, Snap, Limbo
GLOW, Condor, Dark Matter, The Carrie Diaries, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Actor, producer, director
Mocassin Flats, Cardinal, Future History, Empire of Dirt, Blackstone
Director, producer, writer
Wexford Plaza, Sunbathing, Power of Love (Celine Dion Fans in Kenya)
The House of Sand and Fog, Star Trek Beyond, The Expanse, 24, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Actor, producer, activist
Fashion, What’s Your Raashee?, Mary Kom, Quantico
Producer; President and Founder of Black Bicycle Entertainment
Home Again, Woman Walks Ahead, November Criminals, The Female Brain, A Tale of Love and Darkness
Writer, director, creator
Transparent, Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under
Documentary filmmaker, writer, director
Long Time Running, Watermark, Payback, Act of God, Manufactured Landscapes
Writer, director, producer
Everything Everything, Jean of the Joneses, Recovering Undercover Over Lover
Writer, director, editor
Werewolf, 4 Quarters, Stray, When You Sleep, Rhonda's Party
Director, writer, cinematographer, editor
Facade, Every Grain of Rice, This Home is Not Empty, How Do You Pronounce Pho?, Uprooted
Mary Goes Round, 3-way (Not Calling), Dawn, Stasis, Given Your History, I Am Not a Weird Person
Where Hands Touch, A United Kingdom, Belle, A Way of Life
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