Magazine article Variety

Women Filmmakers Honored with Birks Diamond Tribute

Magazine article Variety

Women Filmmakers Honored with Birks Diamond Tribute

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Before walking the red carpet Sept. 11 for the world premiere of her third feature, the Sasheer Zamata-starring pic "The Weekend," Toronto-born writer-director Stella Meghie was feted with five other Canadian cinema artists at the sixth annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film, co-presented with partner Telefilm Canada at a splashy private event Sept. 10.

Meghie, whose debut comedy "Jean of the Jones" screened here in 2016, and Quebec director Jeanne Leblanc, now at work on her second feature, "Les notres," are honored in the Emerging Talent category, which was added this year.

Now based in L.A., Meghie, who is also an ambassador for TIFF's Share Her Journey initiative, welcomes these kind of opportunities. "For the most part I try to stay focused on the work," she said. …

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