An event we were delighted to attend again this year at TIFF was the second annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, which took place on September 10th, 2014, at the Maison Birks store on Bloor Street
Presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada, this event celebrates ten Canadian women directors and actors who have had a memorable and accomplishment filled year, selected by a pan-Canadian jury of journalists from the arts and culture industries.
The women being honoured this year are directors Jennifer Baichwal (Watermark), Ric Esther Bienstock (Tales From The Organ Trade), Nancy Florence Savard (The Legend of Sarila), Marie-Hélène Cousineau & Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (co-directors of Uvanga), as well as actresses Anne Dorval (Mommy), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Cas & Dylan), Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief), Molly Parker (House of Cards) & Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
The pan-Canadian jury that selected the ten honourees, as mentioned before, included Linda Barnard (Toronto Star), Maxime Demers (Le Journal de Montréal), Manon Dumais (freelance journalist), Noreen Flanagan (Elle Canada), Teri Hart (The Movie Network), Brian Johnson (Maclean’s), Tanya Lapointe (CBC/Radio-Canada), Marc-André Lussier (La Presse), Katherine Monk (Postmedia), Andrea Nemetz (The Chronicle Herald), Odile Tremblay (Le Devoir) and Marni Weisz (Cineplex Magazine).
We captured all the moments from the Birks Diamond Tribute red carpet and the award ceremony. Watch our video above for all our conversations at the event above, and peruse the gallery below for all the moments captured in photos.
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