|Welcome to femfilm.ca, a bilingual research tool about Canadian women directors and their films. The Database contains (so far) 4,113 bibliographic references, 1,603 quotations, and information about 1,516 films (1920-2016) directed by 456 women, along with the names of 1,200 directors.
femfilm.ca was created by Margaret Fulford, a librarian at the University of Toronto. For more information, see About the Database. Your feedback is welcome.
- DIRECTORS: You can search for a director by first or last name, browse data about 456 directors, or
view the names of 1,200 directors.
FILMS: You can search by film title, year, or length, or you can browse 1,516 films by title, year, category, or award.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: A bibliography of 241 publications about Canadian women film directors in general, with a quotation from each publication (in chronological order, 1946-2017).
AWARD WINNERS: 331 awards given to films by Canadian women (1948-2016).
PIONEERS: View a Chronology of "Firsts" or browse films of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s (films by pioneering directors such as Nell Shipman, Jane Marsh, Joyce Wieland, Anne Claire Poirier, and Mireille Dansereau).
| ||Featured Directors:
Anne Claire Poirier
Bonnie Sherr Klein