Friday, July 1, 2022

Cassandra Nicholson

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Meet Pauline Beugnies – “The End of Innocence” (“Petites”)

Pauline Beugnies is an author, photographer, and director from Belgium. For 10 years, she has been documenting the emancipation of youth in Egypt in multiple forms: photo exhibitions, 2012 web documentary “Sout El Shabab” (“The Voice of the Youth”),...

May 2022 Film Preview

Where one might expect a heavy slate of mom-centric films in honor of Mother’s Day, this month’s releases buck expectations, relying primarily on darker, sometimes more unsettling, themes — with a few uplifting rock-and-roll documentaries and light-hearted comedies added...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Meet Zaynê Akyol – “Rojek”

Zaynê Akyol’s first feature documentary, “Gulîstan, Land of Roses,” was selected by 80 international film festivals, earning 50 nominations and winning 12 awards, including the prestigious Doc Alliance Award given at the Locarno Film Festival. In her free time,...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Meet Lina Rodriguez – “Mis Dos Voces” (“My Two Voices”)

Colombian/Canadian filmmaker Lina Rodriguez is the writer-director of narrative features “Señoritas” and “This Time Tomorrow,” which have been showcased in festivals and cultural venues including TIFF, Locarno, and the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Her credits also include...

May 2022 Television Preview

Mysteries and action series abound this month, with intrepid protagonists navigating dangerous worlds and overcoming all odds to complete their respective missions. Whether it’s a Jewish hairdresser fighting neo-Nazis in “Ridley Road” (May 1), a former British spy living...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Meet Hanna Polak – “Angels of Sinjar”

A producer, director, and cinematographer, Polish filmmaker Hanna Polak received an Academy Award and a News and Documentary Emmy nomination for the documentary short “The Children of Leningradsky.” Her other credits include the feature documentary “Something Better to Come,”...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Jacquelyn Mills – “Geographies of Solitude”

Jacquelyn Mills is an award-winning filmmaker from Cape Breton Island and based in Montreal. Her film “In the Waves” premiered at Visions du Réel and was theatrically released at TIFF’s Cinematheque. Mills has worked as editor, sound designer, and...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Chloe Sosa-Sims – “Hunting in Packs”

Chloe Sosa-Sims is a Toronto-based director, producer, and writer. Her feature debut, “Dan and Margot,” illuminated the complicated truths of schizophrenia. Sosa-Sims has participated in the UnionDocs Documentary Lab, RIDM Talent Lab, and the ReelworldE20 Program for her new...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Jackie Torrens – “Bernie Langille Wants To Know What Happened To Bernie Langille”

Jackie Torrens is an actor, writer, and documentary filmmaker. In 2012, she co-founded Peep Media with producer Jessica Brown, and since then they have completed four television documentaries for the CBC, including “Edge of East,” “My Week On Welfare,”...

Hot Docs 2022 Women Directors: Stacey Tenenbaum – “Scrap”

Stacey Tenenbaum is an award-winning producer and director. In 2014 she founded H2L Productions, a boutique documentary film production company specializing in crafting international character-driven stories. H2L Productions’ first documentary, “Shiners,” premiered at Hot Docs and was broadcast on...

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