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BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM HONOURS RIC ESTHER BIENSTOCK

Telefilm Canada and Birks pay tribute to 10 Canadian women directors and actors at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

The second annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film

Montreal, September 3, 2014—Ten Canadian women directors and actors who have had an outstanding year have been selected by a pan-Canadian jury of journalists specializing in the arts, culture and entertainment. The 10 women will be honoured on September 10 at the Birks store on Bloor Street West in Toronto during the second Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada.

The honourees are directors Jennifer BaichwalRic Esther BienstockMarie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu (co-directors of Uvanga); andNancy Florence Savard, as well as actors Anne DorvalTatiana Maslany;Sophie NélisseMolly Parker; and Cobie Smulders.

Source: http://telefilm.ca/en/news/releases/2014/09/03/telefilm-canada-and-birks-pay-tribute-10-canadian-women-directors-and-actor