Unprecedented International Collective Stands Together at TIFF


#DirectHERs #seeHERnow

A groundbreaking collective of 12 international women's film and television organizations, film festivals, media outlets, and production companies, are coming together for the first time at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to promote the shared goal of increasing the number of women in the director’s chair.

In this unprecedented joint endeavor, these advocates for greater gender parity are proudly co-presenting the Industry Happy Hour with TIFF on Monday, September 12th from 5:30-6:30pm. This Happy Hour will cap an industry day at TIFF that kicks off with a screening and feature panel on

The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem.

The co-presenters of the TIFF Industry Happy Hour on Monday, September 12th are:

Alliance of Women Directors

Black Women Film

Female Eye Film Festival

Film Fatales Toronto

New York Women in Film & Television

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

Tangerine Entertainment

Women and Hollywood

Women in Film & Television Atlantic

Women in Film & Television Vancouver

Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC)

Women in View

By joining forces as co-presenters of this TIFF Industry event, these respected leaders stand united in their mission to achieve greater numbers of women in the director’s chair and as such, are redefining the landscape of a more diverse, exciting and gender equitable industry.

Taking place in the CBC Glenn Gould Atrium, 250 Front St. West, the Industry Happy Hour is open to all accredited press and TIFF Industry pass holders. Join us and be part of the wave #DirectHERs #seeHERnow.

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