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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Sarah Spillane

    Sarah Spillane has been writing and directing film and television for the past decade. Among her work is the documentary short The Apology (08) and the fiction short This Life (09). Around the Block (13) is her debut feature.

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Anne Weil

    Anne Weil has worked as an editor on such films as Seaside (02), Toi et moi (06), Actrices (07), and A Castle in Italy (12). She has directed the short film Une cuilleree pour papa (92) and co-directed Friends from France (13).

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Megan Griffiths

    Megan Griffiths was born in Athens, Ohio and received her MFA in film from Ohio University. She has written and directed the short films Moving (08), and Eros (09), and the features First Aid for Choking (03), The Off Hours (11), and Eden (12), which received the Audience Award and the Emergent Narr...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Pirjo Honkasalo

    Pirjo Honkasalo was born in Helsinki, Finland. She co-directed several features with Pekka Lehto, including Flame Top (80). Her documentary directorial credits include Mysterion (91), Tanjuska and the 7 Devils (93), Atman (97), and The 3 Rooms of Melancholia (04). Her latest film, Concrete Night (13...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Beeban Kidron

    Beeban Kidron was born in London. She studied at the National Film and Television School and co-founded the educational charity FILMCLUB. Her directing credits include the fiction features Used People (92), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (95),Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (04)....

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Judy Kibinge

    Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi and studied at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the founder of DOCUBOX, a documentary film fund for East Africa. She has directed the features Dangerous Affair (02), Project Daddy (04), and Something Necessary (13).

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Liza Johnson

    Liza Johnson holds a Masters in visual art from the University of California, San Diego and has had her artwork exhibited in such galleries as MoMA and the National Gallery of Art. Her directorial credits include the short films Giftwrap (98), Falling (04), Desert Motel (05), In The Air (09), and th...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Caroline Link

    Caroline Link was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany. She studied at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Her films include Beyond Silence (96), PĆ¼nktchen und Anton (99), Nowhere in Africa (01), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, A Year Ago in Winter (08), and Exit ...

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    TIFF Women Directors: Meet Leanne Pooley

    Leanne Pooley was born and raised in Canada, and now lives in New Zealand. She has directed over twenty features, including the documentariesHaunting Douglas (03), The Promise (05), Try Revolution (06), and Shackleton's Captain (12). Her documentary The Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls (09) won the Pe...

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    TIFF Women Directors and Producers: Meet Sabine Emiliani and Stephanie Levy

    Sabine Emiliani's documentary editing has garnered accolades from Sundance to Cannes to the Academy Awards. Ms. Emiliani's 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, March of the Penguins earned critical and commercial success, including over $127 million at the box office alone.

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