The one thing you can definitely appreciate about the 10 days of TIFF are the many events that really put a spotlight on women. The 4th Annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film celebratory gala took place this year at the Shangri-La Hotel, honouring outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV.

This year’s honourees included: actresses Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Karine Vanasse (The Forbidden Room), Katie Boland (Born To Be Blue), and Suzanne Clément (Guibord S’en va-t-en Guerre/My Internship in Canada); and directors Anne Émond (Les Êtres Chers/Our Loved Ones), Ingrid Veninger (The Animal Project), Kari Skogland (Fear The Walking Dead), Patricia Rozema (Into The Forest), and Sophie Deraspe (A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile).

The event was attended by Canada’s tight-knit film and television community of actors, actresses, directors and more. Past recipients such as Deepa Mehta were in attendance as well.

To check out highlights from the events red carpet, award ceremony and party, see the photos below.