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'Better to be scared than unhappy': How breakout director Stella Meghie found her way to film

She had never directed before Jean of the Joneses — but after writing the script, she took a month-long crash course and found a bright new career.
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Cin utero: Rebecca Addelman directed her first feature while she was six months pregnant

Paper Year actor Grace Glowicki: "This woman's creating two things at the same time."
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What happens beyond the happily ever after? Paper Year begins where most rom-coms end

Rebecca Addelman draws from her own personal experience as a comedy writer and early divorcee in her 2018 film.
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Only an Inuk filmmaker could make a documentary like Angry Inuk

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril makes films that will challenge your perception about Canada's north.
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This film might change how you feel about seal hunting in Canada's Arctic

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's documentary Angry Inuk shows the effects of anti-seal hunting activism on Inuit culture and economy.
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Thanks to a Montreal performing arts school, Gabrielle broke boundaries for actors with disabilities

Louise Archambault discovered her film's star Gabrielle Marion-Rivard at Les Muses, a program that offers training to artists living with disabilities.
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Gabrielle is a heartfelt look at intimacy and independence while living with a disability

Louise Archambault wrote a lead character living with a disability — and then she cast an actress who also lives with that disability.
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How do you make art about a culture you've never experienced?

The animation team behind Window Horses had never been to Iran. How did they get it right?
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'We are all our own superheroes': Window Horses celebrates multiculturalism and the power of poetry

In Ann Marie Fleming's animated film, a passionate poet breaks away from her sheltered life when she gets invited to a poetry festival in Iran.
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Why it's important for women to direct films like Into the Forest

The Filmmakers panel discusses how Patricia Rozema broke ground for Canadian women in film.
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What would the end of the world look like through a female lens?

Director Patricia Rozema explains why she wanted to create a realistic apocalypse in Into the Forest.
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I used to dismiss Canadian film — now I'm a superfan. Here are 5 reasons you should stan CanCon

Working on The Filmmakers, co-host Amanda Parris got hooked on homegrown stories. Here's why.
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That time Mina Shum put Don McKellar in a corner while his castmates insulted him in Cantonese

Director Mina Shum used improv to her advantage during rehearsals for Meditation Park.

Watch great Canadian films and discussions for free on Season 2 of The Filmmakers!

The second season of the CBC Arts film show features a lineup entirely of female directors.
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Mina Shum's Meditation Park is all about coming of age — when you're in your 60s

Shum shines a spotlight on a generation that Hollywood tends to neglect in the film at the centre of The Filmmakers's Season 2 premiere.
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This year, The Filmmakers celebrates women who got in the door

Co-host Johanna Schneller on why you need to watch Season 2 of CBC Arts's film show.
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Watch the entire first season of The Filmmakers right here

It's a CanCon cornucopia!
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Director X marks his spot, from Hotline Bling to Across The Line to...Transformers?

Watch this exclusive interview with the visual mastermind behind iconic videos by Drake, Rihanna and Justin Bieber from the season finale of The Filmmakers.
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Racism, sports and the East Coast: Director X's film exposes something 'dangerous and problematic'

On the season finale of The Filmmakers, we delve into the issues in Director X's first feature film "Across The Line."
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Director X thought he'd be a graphic designer. For videos like Hotline Bling, he uses that mindset

This weekend's season finale of The Filmmakers showcases X's feature film debut "Across The Line."
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Manufactured Landscapes shows us the places we're responsible for but never see

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky sat down with us on the latest episode of The Filmmakers to discuss their 2006 documentary masterpiece.
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How Manufactured Landscapes can change the lens through which we see our own world

Author and professor Darrell Varga considers the impact of filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky's extraordinary collaboration.
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Eye-opening documentary Manufactured Landscapes proves photographs can be worth a thousand words

Director Jennifer Baichwal explains how Edward Burtynsky's photography in her nearly dialogue-free film can inspire "a shift in consciousness."
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Why Manufactured Landscapes' message about consumption is more important than ever

David Suzuki, Sophie Hackett and Darrell Varga look back at the award-winning 2006 documentary on the latest episode of The Filmmakers.