Women in View announces the finalists of its inaugural “Five in Focus” initiative at CMPA's Prime Time in Ottawa.
The initiative -- part of Women in View's 2xMore campaign to double the number of women directing -- is intended to bring greater attention to the depth of directing talent among Canadian women. The finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of jurors representing both the broadcast and production communities.
Launched at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival and headed up by a stellar jury, Five in Focus will identify and promote five talented female directors every year for three years.
2017 Five in Focus winners are Gloria Kim, Jem Garrard, Sherren Lee, Wendy Morgan, and Weyni Mengesha.
“It’s an invitation we’re sending out to our colleagues in the industry,” said Louise Clark, President and Executive Producer, Lark Productions, “We simply want to say, ‘these are terrific talents. We wanted to bring this talent to the industry’s attention.”