BANFF Spark Companies

BANFF Spark Companies

In 2022, welcomed 100 new participants to BANFF Spark. From hundreds of applications, we have supported a total of 200 entrepreneurs since the program’s inception. Please meet all 200 participants listed below. If you wish to contact any of the companies listed please send us an email at: or call 416.408.2300

Watershed Productions Inc.

Director/Producer/Writer [Banff Spark Fellow]

Amy Bohigian

My passion for filmmaking became evident at 11 years old when I started sneaking my dad’s camera to recreate scenes from classic horror films and to rehash SNL skits with friends. An English literature major at Colgate University, I learned the power of narrative. I went on to teach in...more

Make Believe Media

Documentary & Factual, Film & TV Producer

Lynn Booth

Lynn is the founder of Make Believe Media, a creative documentary production company based in Vancouver, Canada. Lynn graduated from a postgraduate Documentary writing programme in 1994, following an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She has been making pop culture, history, wildlife and true crime programming and films ever since.

FKB Media Productions Inc.


Fennella Bruce

FKB Media Solutions is a media consulting company that finds solutions for media problems. FKB Media Productions Inc. is a production company with agent, grant writing and live stream/television production. We offer services in the following areas: Media Strategies, Public Relations, Media Training, Media Consultation, Copy Editing and Writing Media Literacy Workshops....more

Hunkpapa Films


Dana Claxton

Indigenous film company - art films- narrative films- docs.

Line Producer

Janine Heath

As Co-Producer, Line Producer and Business Affairs Exec., I have contributed to over 25 film & tv productions for theatrical release and worldwide distribution platforms. Based in Toronto, I am a proud alumna of The CFC NFB Documentary Program. One of my most memorable feature film roles was as...more

Turquoise Sky Entertainment


Judy Iseke

Judy Iseke created Turquoise Sky Entertainment Inc. to produce two children’s animated series from Indigenous perspectives.

Wasi's Adventures - Tween series Shift and Go! - for kids 4-8

Available in English, and Cree/Michif

A proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Judy is committed to diversity and inclusivity. ...more

Sahkosh Productions

Producer, Director and Writer

Ania Jamila (SPARK)

Sahkosh Productions Inc. is a bilingual production company from Ontario (GTA), specializing in tv content and films, scripted and unscripted. It is founded by Ania Jamila and Josiane Blanc, two creative and polyglot filmmakers dedicated to creating and promoting authentic, diversified and audacious projects, that are maintream and put diversity...more

LifeSketchMedia Inc


Shazia Javed

Shazia Javed is the Founder, Producer & Content-Creator at LifeSketch Media, a production company that is committed to nuanced storytelling & perspectives from historically marginalised communities. Her latest film, '3 Seconds Divorce' streamed worldwide on Netflix, won international awards and was invited for impact screenings to various countries such as...more

Summan Kandola


Summan Kandola

Summan Kandola is a Vancouver based creative passionate about emotional & spiritual growth and has turned that into a lifelong commitment to learn and share the power of self-discovery with young people everywhere.

Summan has interviewed prestigious creatives including Jazzy B, Sam Roberts Band, and has produced 200+ community segments...more

Krahn Communications Inc.

Director/Producer/DGC/2022 Banff Sparks Fellow

Leona Krahn

Krahn Communications Inc. has produced high quality television programming for over 20 years. Broadcasters that have shown our work include CBC, CBC Newsworld, CTV, The Documentary Channel, as well as Bell MTS and international television networks.

Gazelle Automations

Executive Producer (Banff Spark Accelerator)

Lindsay Lee

Producer/puppeteer Lindsay Lee and VFX artist/puppeteer Justin T. Lee formed Gazelle Automations to create entertainment through the magic of puppetry, model miniatures and animation. From cramped beginnings in the tiny back room of a pizza shop (where pizza deliveries were literally passing through shots), Gazelle Automations now sees projects through...more

The Green Line

Founder and CEO

Anita Li

Anita Li is a longtime journalist, news entrepreneur, media consultant and educator. Currently, she is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Green Line, a local Toronto-based news outlet.

Anita teaches journalism innovation at Ryerson (X) University and community-driven journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. In addition, she coaches media...more

Sun Raven Arts/The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective

Artistic Director/Founder

Rhonda Lucy

Rhonda Lucy – Tsiktsinensawe Yakonkwe is a filmmaker, costume designer and artist. A 2 Spirit Mohawk woman of Indigenous and northern European ancestry based in Toronto. Working with production such as Warrner Bros. Paramount, Disney, FX, HBO, APTN and CBC. Officially titled as Indigenous Ambassador of Toronto. Recently named one...more


Writer, Director, Producer (BANFF Spark Accelerator)

Frieda Luk

FRIRANGE FILMS is dedicated to producing compelling narratives with a focus on director-driven projects that have a strong aesthetic vision. We make niche films for diverse audiences.

Good Measure Productions Inc.

Founder/Producer (Banff Spark All Star 2023)

Sholeh Alemi Fabbri

Sholeh Alemi Fabbri has been producing award-winning content for two decades and has received three Canadian Screen Award nominations. In 2021, Sholeh launched Good Measure Productions, focusing her talents at the intersection of production and impact. She is currently developing several narrative projects including Eclipse with writer/director duo Atefeh Khademolreza...more


Maia Jae Bastidas

Actress with 10+ years experience. Credits include recurring Guest Star roles on Paramount Plus "RABBIT HOLE" starring Kiefer Sutherland, "MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN" starring Jeremy Renner, Amazon Prime's "The Boys" spin-off "GEN-V", Atom Egoyan's new feature film "SEVEN VEILS" starring Amanda Seyfried, an "UNTITLED DREW GODDARD PROJECT" starring Kaitlin Olson, the...more

Brown Bear Claw Films

Proprietor Writer Producer

Kerry Bellegarde

Brown Bear Claw Films is a Cree Film Company intent on reaching the youngest storytellers and the lost who are waiting to tell their journeys. Our goals are to Help heal and connect with our knowledge keepers and merge with education institutions to share our unique outlook on resilience and...more

Tamara Black Freelance

Director, Writer & Producer

Tamara Black

Tamara Black is a Vancouver based writer, director and producer known for her visually striking, surrealist content and eccentric, character driven narrative work. She has built her music video portfolio collaborating with independent Vancouver artists and is a recent recipient of The MVP Project, administered by the Academy of Canadian...more

M3M Marketing


Mariah Braun

M3M Marketing is creative marketing agency focused on storytelling and content creation. The team at M3M Marketing collaborates with small businesses to develop creative content. Lean on us to produce high-quality media materials that engage and entertain your audiences.

Curio Film Studios


Mikayla Carson

Mikayla Carson is a Toronto-based producer. Over the last 10 years, she has been creating award-winning commercial, documentary, and narrative content. Mikayla’s background in anthropology lends her a unique perspective and enables her to be a skilled creative mediator and storyteller, meshing the often disparate worlds of production management and...more

Obvious Allegory Inc


Maddy Falle

Obvious Allegory is a Toronto based media company that focuses on producing made-for-platform movies and short format digital series. We put emphasis on a creative formula that focuses on human connection, sexuality and the complexity of relationships. Our work centres on creating content that is based on user generated IP....more

Wrise Productions


Bal Brach

Bal Brach is an award-winning broadcast journalist & storyteller with nearly two decades of experience working in Canada's top newsrooms. Bal is passionate about telling stories from underrepresented communities. Her storytelling philosophy is guided by fairness, personal integrity and compassion.

Frustrated at the lack of representation in Canadian screen based media, Bal started Wrise Productions...more

Ruya Strategy


Rime El Jadidi

Rime* El Jadidi is a writer, director, and marketing professional.

She is the Founder of Ruya Strategy, a consulting business that serves filmmakers who want to improve their marketing and audience engagement. Rime was selected for the 2022 BANFF Spark accelerator.

Her documentary, The Dublin Pitfall, on the refugee crisis in...more

3B Content Inc.


Tara Ellis

After decades as a top commissioner of scripted content at Canadian broadcasters, Tara Ellis formed production company 3B Content Inc. Her first production, Hey Lady! – a short-form digital series directed by Adriana Maggs and Sarah Polley – premiered at the 2020 Sundance Festival, and is streaming exclusively on CBC...more

NYX Media Corporation

Founder & CEO (Banff Spark Fellow)

Corinne Ferguson

NYX Media Corporation is the first female-owned and operated media platform specializing in the horror genre in the World. We are adapting to the rapidly transforming needs of the modern viewer in today's genre entertainment landscape. NYX offers a deep dive into the sub-genre's for our horror aficionado's, and a...more

Vandelso Productions, Banff Spark


Vesta Giles

Making films that matter and telling stories with heart.

Vesta Giles is a writer, director, and producer in Kamloops, BC. Her Movie of the Week, Daughter for Sale (Odyssey Media, Inc.), aired on the Lifetime Network USA (2017). In 2018 she wrote and directed the short film, When I'm Dead...more

Tooth & Nail Pictures LTD.

Writer & Director

Eva Grant

Eva Grant (she/they) is a bilingual filmmaker operating at the intersection of queer and BIPOC storytelling. She is the creator and showrunner of the Indigiheist series Degrees of Separation, which she is developing this year as a Sundance Institute Fellow. With dynamic bouts in academics, curation, literature, art, and performance, Eva’s...more

Lacuna Productions


Jennifer Haufler

Jennifer Haufler is an active and supportive member of The Canadian Media Producers Association, The Directors Guild of Canada, Women in Film and Television, and The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Having been a part of Toronto’s film business for 20+ years, Jennifer is a veteran in the industry...more

Voice Pictures Inc.

Producer, Writer, Director

Wendy Hill-Tout

Ms. Hill-Tout has done a number of European co-productions and is currently directing, co-writing and co-producing on an Irish Canadian feature. Recently she produced and co-wrote genre werewolf feature “Bloodthirsty” which received Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was featured in some of the world’s best genre festivals. ...more

Yarn Spinner Entertainment Inc


Kylie Hitchcock

Kylie is an award-winning director and screenwriter focusing on narrative film and television. Her films have screened in many international film festivals, winning awards for best direction, best drama, and artist of the year. Previous credits include Wellness Inc, The Dog Walker, and Moral Compass. Kylie has worked as a...more

100 Dragons Media Inc.


Teresa M. Ho

100 Dragons is an independent motion picture production company with over a cumulative 20 of years of production and distribution experience. The newest branch of the company, 100 Dragons Media, launched in 2015 and quickly garnered production of short form and documentary productions with collaborators Andrew Pope (Laundry Day) Sean...more

Digital Warriors Productions


Brishkay Ahmed

As an Afghan-Canadian writer, I began my career as a filmmaker by writing and directing episodic dramas for Tolo TV and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) in Afghanistan. I used the opportunity to write evolved female characters and insert story elements that would entertain and educate Afghan women about their legal...more

Remembrance Pictures Inc.

Writer/Producer (Banff Spark Accelerator)

Hedyeh Bozorgzadeh

Hedy is an Iranian-Canadian filmmaker with strong interest in writing/producing socially-conscious stories that focus on voices from the margins.  She is a UBC Film Program alumni, and the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Scriptwriting Grant as well as the National Film Board F.A.P. grant.  She has completed...more

Mandoca Productions


Ana P. Castillo

Ana Paula is an emerging producer currently based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

She is one of the 100 candidates selected for the Banff SPARK Fellowship of 2022. She is launching Mandoca Productions, a company focusing on stories of migration, displacement and immigrants from all generations and walks of life.

Ana Paula has...more

Good Eve Productions

Partner/Executive Producer

Ruth Goodwin

Good Eve Productions strives for innovation both in front of, and behind the camera. We aim to reimagine and restructure the filmmaking process by fostering a new, healthy and inclusive approach to content creation in Canada.

Enter the Picture Productions Inc.

President/Executive Producer

Lynn Harvey

Enter the Picture Productions was founded by Lynn Harvey over 20 years ago and has produced hundreds of hours of television since then covering multiple genres. ETP recently wrapped production on the 5th season of Bahamas Life for HGTV US. Coming off that success, HGTV commissioned a new series from...more

3 Story Pictures


Hannah Hermanson

3 Story Pictures is a recently formed original content production company with a presence in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, Canada. Founded by Ell McEachern, Hannah Hermanson, and Saxon de Cocq, our focus is on bringing to life stories that are meaningful and that we have a personal connection to, whether...more

Rusty Halo Productions


Rebeka Herron

Rebeka Herron is a mixed race Latina filmmaker. She is an alumna of Capilano University’s Motion Picture Program and the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Producers’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Herron is a member of Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and Women...more

Kelencontent Inc.

Distribution. Production. XR Innovation & Partnerships

Tanya Kelen

Tanya Kelen launched Kelencontent (KCI) as Founder & CEO in 2008 after leading all national and global distribution operations as head of distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment from 2003 - 2008 in Toronto. She started her career in worldwide licensing and distribution in Montreal as a senior media executive with The...more

Canada Corp.


Catherine Lafferty

Katłįà (Catherine) Lafferty is a northern Dene/Cree/Metis novelist specializing in intellectual property law with a focus on mitigating cultural appropriation and Indigenous victimization in storytelling narratives.

Her memoir Northern Wildflower (Fernwood/Roseway Publishing) published in 2018 was the top selling book in the Northwest Territories upon release and is used as...more

Little Productions


Samantha Little

Samantha is very passionate about telling personal stories. She is a Grammy and Juno nominated producer of music and film having worked for over 20 years on a variety of shorts, online and television series and features as well as numerous recordings. She excels at supporting artistic visions...more

BP Solarpunk Media

Writer | Producer | Founder

Kai Little-White

Kai is a writer and producer of immersive experiences for kids with fun, purpose, and heart.

BP Media is a new Toronto-based studio that creates multi-platform storytelling. We bring together the best fit teams for our own IP and for other producers seeking to extend their IP to increase discoverability,...more

Riess Stormmedia


Kelly-Anne Riess

Since its creation in 2012, Riess Stormmedia has grown into a multi-dimensional documentary and news company. In addition to producing and directing documentaries that have aired nationally across Canada, Riess Stormmedia launched The Flatlander in 2021, an independent journalism project that covers important issues impacting Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Diva Film Productions


Natasha Semone Vassell

Natasha Semone Vassell is a notable member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television & Radio Artists (ACTRA), Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT), and Women in Film and Television (WIFT) in Toronto Canada. She is also a member of the diversity committee of ACTRA Toronto local office.


Bussup Media

Co-Founder, Co-Director

Ananya Ohri

Ananya is an award-winning community-engaged creator who was born in India, and moved to Canada when she was ten years old. For seven years, she was the Executive Director at the Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF), Toronto’s longest running free community film festival. At RPFF, Ananya also founded and directed...more

Robot Monkey Entertainment


Rebecca DiPasquale

Robot Monkey Entertainment was formed in late 2020 as a partnership between Rebecca DiPasquale and Jake Labow. Having first met as production and development executives at Canada’s largest broadcast network, their careers took divergent paths before they brought their complementary talents together. They now boast an impressive slate of projects...more

Silverlight Entertainment

Partner, Producer

Carmen Forsberg

With a background in marketing and advertising, Carmen Forsberg moved to Vancouver from her native country Peru. She’s worked closely with Dolby Canada in the development of HDR software, created and implemented a state of the art CGI/VFX post-secondary institute in Lima, Peru, has led documentary crews high in the...more

Archetypes & Effects


Laura Mingail

Archetypes & Effects applies insight into audiences, storytelling and new technologies to drive growth for clients. With focus on at-home and location-based VR, AR, MR and 2D screen-based entertainment experiences, Archetypes & Effects supports studios and brands with revenue-generating marketing, communications and business development support.

Banff Spark/TDEP Productions


Tanis Parenteau

Tanis Parenteau is a producer/actor and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta of Plains Cree descent. Her production company, TDEP Productions, focuses on decolonizing the entertainment space by uplifting contemporary Indigenous stories by Indigenous writers, smashing harmful Indigenous stereotypes and creating opportunities for Indigenous people in the entertainment industry....more

Suite One Productions

Film & TV Editor/Podcast Host

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor is a multi-award winning editor with over twenty years of experience. She has cut a wide range of documentaries, television programs, shorts, and feature films. Sarah strives to help shape unique stories from unheard voices. Her work has been seen in festivals around the world including Sundance, Melbourne...more

Story Home

Writer, Director, Story Editor

Leah Walker

STORY HOME was conceived after realizing there’s very little support outside of production companies or networks to develop projects in a way that sustains the vision of the creator, while also addressing script concerns and meeting industry standards. STORY HOME is a creative space in which writers can find an...more


Screenwriter-EP-Founder & President

Karen Walton

Canadian Karen Walton is an acclaimed screenwriter best-known for penning the original cult horror classic film GINGER SNAPS (2000), and her work on Seasons I&II as Writer-Co-Executive Producer of the Canadian hit series, ORPHAN BLACK (Bell/BBC America). Her additional credits include Showtime's QUEER AS FOLK, CTV/FOX's THE LISTENER,...more

Kino Sum Productions


Nicola Waugh

I'm co-owner of Kino Sum Productions based in Calgary, Canada, and am an independent producer, film programmer and communications expert. I've worked with film festivals and artist-run centres across Canada, including the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Calgary Cinematheque, Regent Park Film Festival, and Reel Asian Film Festival.

I was...more

Show Banff Show

Producer, Host

Sage Shepherd

The Show Banff Show, created and hosted by Sage, celebrates mental health, start-up culture, and what people are up to around the area. Our goal is to show off the community, share knowledge, and give voices to those who are not always heard.

Show Banff Show: Youtube: Instagram: @showbanffshow Facebook:

The Host...more

Jugaad Sisters Inc.


Priyanka Desai

Secretary/Board Member Documentary Organization of Canada BC YT NT Chapter

2023 - Diversity of Voices 2023 - Unscripted Producer's Lab 2022 - BANFF Spark Accelerator Participant 2021 - National Screen Institute’s Business for Producers Program Alumni 2019 - Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) BC Production Mentorship Program

Currently developing Un-Scripted Documentary Food Series (6...more

ID Productions Inc

Producer | Director

Rosvita Dransfeld

Emmy nominated producer, writer and filmmaker Rosvita Dransfeld is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker who crafts powerful explorations of the human condition. In her films, she reaches deep into the heart of worlds too often hidden from view, connecting the audience to the subjects on screen and provoke reflection from...more

Wrapped Productions Inc.

Producer/Director (Diversity of Voices-Spark Accelerator Program)

Laura Friedmann

Laura Friedmann is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based creative producer and director passionate about championing diverse content and using film as a tool for education and social justice. She is an executive producer at Wrapped Productions Inc.

Her feature documentary film, THE PAINTING, based on her family history and personal journey, is currently...more

Reign Films


Magali Gillon-Krizaj

Magali Gillon-Krizaj (winner recipient of the IndieScreen Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award 2022) produces award winning content in French and English in the form of features, tv series and documentaries. Originally from Montreal, she has over 25 years of experience in the film & television industry. She started as a...more

Hi there, my name is Shona Grewar. I currently make up half of the founding team at Chaotic Simplicity Productions (C&S). We're a Winnipeg born and raised twin sister duo that are passionate about storytelling. I cannot wait to participate at Banff and share more about the magic that is...more

Kybele Films

Director/Writer/Producer (Netflix Diversity of Voices)

Sibel Guvenc

Sibel Guvenc is an internationally acclaimed Turkish director, writer, and producer based in Toronto with over thirty film awards and nominations at international film festivals including the 2019 Humanitarian Award Honourable Mention. In her futuristic dramas and absurd comedies in film and TV, Sibel Guvenc explores social justice issues, women...more

Hammond International Inc. and Raise a Dream Training & Consulting Inc.

Banff Spark Accelerator (2022), Author, Executive Producer, Content Creator, Sponsorship Expert

Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond, Raise a Dream Co-Founder, Author, Executive Producer

Charmaine Hammond, professional speaker, 11x best selling author, content creator and executive producer is also co-founder of Raise a Dream Training & Consulting Inc. She is passionate about helping content creators, mission driven entrepreneurs, and writers raise their dreams through collaboration...more

Kara Harun-Freelance


Kara Harun

Kara is a two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee for her work as a writer, producer and host for TVOKids, The Space. Kara has written for children’s shows such as Dino Dana (Sinking Ship/TVO), Glowbies (CBC), Dino Ranch (Disney) and It’s My Party (Bristow Global Media/TVO). Kara is also a talented singer/songwriter.

Kara worked as writer/producer/director of YTV’s The Zone Weekend and Big Fun Movies. In this role she honed her...more

Backlight Productions Consulting

Independent Producer

Laura Heath Potter

Toronto-based Production Consulting company Backlight Consulting offers a Content Partner (Broadcaster/Streamer) and Distributor Relations Tutorial, providing a behind-the-scenes crash course for emerging producers who have not previously had that experience or are looking to improve results. This hands-on service builds confidence and provides a deeper knowledge and tools to skillfully...more

Pocket Film School


Gina Simone

Gina Simone is an emerging Producer, Director and Editor in the film industry, working mostly in Toronto Ontario and Vancouver BC. Since graduating from York University’s BFA program, with honours, Gina has not stopped breathing life into a stream of features, shorts, commercials and music videos. 

Keen to create...more

Digital Journal Group (DJG)

Partner & VP Operations

Leigh Doyle

Kelly & Kelly

Head of Production

Lauren Bercovitch

Lauren Bercovitch is a Vancouver-based Canadian producer and director. After Production Managing at Adbusters Media Foundation for five years and being instrumental in starting the Occupy Wall Street movement, Bercovitch transitioned from print to film and television, producing everything from reality cooking shows to Hallmark movies, from indie docs to...more

Catapult Pictures


Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is an alumna of ‘Top 25’ – Banff World Media Festival/CMF’s ‘Diversity of Voices,’ NSI, Shaw Rocket Fund Fellowship, Whistler Film Festival Digital Lab, and is currently a Banff Spark participant. She wrote and directed The Secret Society, her first feature documentary. Her directing highlights include broadcast documentaries Postcards from...more

Muslim Kids TV

COO (Netflix- Banff Diversity of Voices)

Flordeliza Dayrit

I began my career in 2004 as co-producer of the documentary series A New Life in a New Land: The Muslim Experience in Canada (Vision TV, SCN, CLT). The series was pivotal to building understanding of Canada's Muslim community. The educational components of the project (website and guide) are used...more

Screen Siren Pictures Inc.

President, Producer & Director

Trish Dolman

Trish Dolman founded Screen Siren Pictures in 1997 and is a leading Western Canadian feature film, documentary, television, digital producer and director. With more than 30 documentary and feature film credits over her twenty-eight-year career, her projects have won acclaim, awards and have screened at various marquee international festivals.

Trish’s credits...more

OYA Media Group


Alison Duke

Alison Duke - Co-founder of OYA Media Group, is a storyteller known for illuminating Black Canadian history, social issues and pushing the culture forward. In 2019, Duke produced and co-wrote the CBC POV Documentary, 'Mr. Jane and Finch,' which won two 2020 Canadian Screen Awards. She also directed Rogers/CityTV’s 2-hour...more

A Token Entertainment Company Inc


Trinni Franke

A Masters graduate of AFTRS and NSI Features First, Trinni’s recent work includes the high-octane feature SUPERGRID by director Lowell Dean (WolfCop) and the award-winning comedy series TOKENS (by Winnifred Jong). Season 2 is set for release in 2022.

Location Fixer Productions Ltd

Founder and Co-Owner

Synnove Godeseth

Synnöve is the founder and co- owner of Location Fixer Film & Event Liaisons, a leading film location management company in Vancouver, BC. She has over 15 years of production and locations experience in Canada and the UK across Film, TV, and Advertising. Her personal experience covers an extensive range...more

LoCo Motion Pictures Inc.

Executive Producer

Lauren Corber

Lauren Corber is an International Emmy-nominated producer and the founder/president of LoCo Motion Pictures. One of Canada’s leading digital content producers, Lauren has produced several series including Canadian Screen Award winning, How to Buy a Baby. It won Best Comedy at the Indie Series Awards, Best Writing and Best Lead Performance...more

First Mark

Founder & Producer

Alexandra Bailey

Alex Bailey has been creating films since she was a teenager as a director, writer and producer. Her directorial work has been shown by TIFF, VIFF and various others and her photojournalism has been published by Al Jazeera, VICE, CBC, and CTV, among others. Alex became a member of the...more

Buffalo Gal Pictures Inc.

VP, Development

Jennifer Beasley

Jen Beasley brings a wealth of experience in a multitude of fields to her present-day endeavours. A WGC-nominated Canadian writer with comedy and drama television as well as web-based screenwriting credits to her name, Jen has been active in the film communities in both Toronto and Winnipeg for almost two...more

OYA Media Group


Ngardy Conteh George

Co-founder of OYA Media Group, Ngardy Conteh George is a two-time Canadian Screen Award award-winning filmmaker, a Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Fellow and grantee, and recipient of grants from the Toronto and Ontario Art Councils and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is committed to working with marginalized,...more

Inspired Entertainment


Sarah Bolen

Sarah Bolen is a digital media expert with over 10 years of experience. Sarah manages operations, brand partnerships, and marketing for Inspired Entertainment’s digital properties. Prior to co-founding Inspired Entertainment, Sarah worked at RTR Media where she served as Digital Development Manager.

Lopii Productions Inc.

Co-Founder, Creator, Producer

Georgina López

Before founding Lopii Productions, Georgina López worked as a producer and/or production manager on all types of television programs including lifestyle, scripted and animation. Her passion and preference has always been working in kids television.

She won the 2016 Canadian Screen Award and received three Daytime Emmy nominations as Producer, for...more

Aux Mode


Jessie Behan

Innovator. Female Entrepreneur. Sales leader. Building strategic partnerships has been a strength of Jessie’s throughout her career and allowed her to build a professional network of loyal and trusting clients. Jessie joined Aux Mode in 2015 when it was a bootstrapping MediaTech startup out of the Founders house. Her responsibilities...more

Ceroma Films


Sara Blake

Ceroma Films is a boutique production company making critically acclaimed, award winning content for the Canadian and global audience. We focus primarily on debut director-driven arthouse content that is fresh and unexpected. Our hands-on approach to production is a collaborative and transparent one - always true to our values-based roots....more

Turtlebox Productions


Kat Kelly Hayduk

Kat has over two decades of experience in media production. While still in college in the US, she interned as an assistant story editor in New York, reading novels and scripts for potential film adaptation. After college she moved to LA and worked in digital visual effects and then as...more

Lakeshore Media Services


Joanne Henry


With 10+ years of experience working in the accessible media field, Joanne has produced thousands of hours of described video across multiple genres (movies, drama, children's programming, reality TV, documentaries and web series) in both English and French.  She was also a contributing member of the Described Video Best Practices (DVBP)...more

Through and Thru Films Inc.

Executive Producer | Business Affairs Consultant

Monique Hurteau, MBA

Monique Hurteau is an Executive Producer, Business Affairs Consultant, Producer, Director, Writer/Content-Creator, Former Mathlete and Lapsed Stand-up Comedian. She holds an MBA with a specialization in Management Consulting and has experience across multiple industries including advising lawyers on land deals ranging from $75M to $3B and, like a rare unicorn,

Violator Films Inc


Lori Lozinski

Lori Lozinski is an award-winning filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC and the President of Violator Films Inc, an independent production company that has been telling maverick stories since 2007. Recent films are the Canada/Norway Co-Produced feature film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Berlinale 2019 World Premiere, Rogers Award for...more

Stories First Productions


Leena Minifie

Leena Minifie (Gitxaala/British) is an impact, media, film and television producer and digital strategist based in Vancouver, BC. Recent projects include the four-part series and interactive digital timeline British Columbia - An Untold History (Knowledge Network), interactive audiovisual webart Sense of Home (Best New Media ImagineNative 2012), ?E?anx ‘The Cave’...more

Jenny is a Chinese-Canadian freelance Producer/Director. She began in the film industry as an actor and discovered her aspiration for producing and directing through works in Independent film projects. Her love of the creative arts began as a child in Hong Kong with the 1970’s era of Hong Kong style...more

Superior Description Services


Rebecca Singh

Rebecca is a founder, accomplished audio describer and seasoned performer.

Rebecca has worked on fiction and factual programming with both live and recorded Audio description / Described Video. She has also written image descriptions for audio books and written and produced podcasts created with the Blind and partially sighted community in...more

Sungate Films

President & Executive Producer

Nicole St. Pierre

Nicole St. Pierre is the President of Sungate Films, a live action production company based in Ottawa, Canada. Nicole is also SVP, Business & Legal Affairs for its sister company, Mercury Filmworks, an award-winning animation studio. Nicole is an entertainment lawyer and has been in the film and TV industry...more

High Priestess Publishing


Kim Temple

Kim Temple has over 20 years of experience in music publishing rights and royalty management. She is Head of Licensing & Publishing at Six Shooter Records, and Senior Manager, Member & Industry Relations at Music Publishers Canada. She was recently appointed to the City of Toronto’s Music Advisory Council. Her...more

Verite Films Inc

CEO, Executive Producer

Virginia Thompson

President and CEO of Vérité Films, Virginia is an award-winning executive producer and TV series creator who has created and produced comedies, dramas, animation, children’s and youth programming, documentaries, performing arts programming, and digital series.

Virginia is Executive Producer of Canada’s #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas. The brand includes the highest-rated...more

Pink Moon Studio

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Emilia King

Pink Moon Studio is an upstart, end-to-end production company based in Toronto. We have an originals division, where we produce films, documentaries and podcasts and a branded division, where we create really cool content for some of Canada’s most exciting brands.

Headed up by writing and producing team, Emilia King,...more

Mosaic Entertainment

Writer, Director, Producer

Camille Beaudoin

As Co-Founder and CEO of Mosaic Entertainment, Camille has guided the development, production, and post-production of over 100 episodes of TV comedy series’, three mobile games, countless hours of digital content, and three feature films including Canadian Screen Award-nominated and Kidscreen Award-winning #Roxy starring Booboo Stewart (Disney Descendants) and Danny...more

Black Watch Entertainment

Executive Producer

Meghan Duffy

Meghan Duffy is an up and coming film and television producer located in Winnipeg, Manitoba - home of the largest production tax credit. After spending several years working in network television, she decided to move back home to Winnipeg to be with her friends, family, but to also launch her...more

P.V.P Games and Entertainment

Manager and Lead Consultant

Carina Kom

Carina Kom (she/her/hers) is a Canadian game producer and people manager - with 10+ years of experience marching through QA, Community Management, Game Design, and Game Production, she is also the founder of Vancouver’s first pitch circuit for games and entertainment. When she is not at her day job, she...more

Play Management Inc.


Lena Lees-Heidt

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Lena has had the pleasure of working with some of the countries most recognizable talent. Lena has exceptional relationships on both sides of the border with broadcasters, networks, studios, and the top agencies and management companies. She takes great pride and...more

Treaty 6 Productions


Sharlene Millang-Borst

I am still new to the film industry, having come from a theatre background and being introduced to film as an actor about 8 years ago. I started producing around the same time ... with my solid business background, and creative skills, producing came "naturally".

With my business partner, Daniel Foreman,...more

Healthy Meal Plans

Co-Founder & CEO

Sara Lynn Cauchon

Sara Lynn Cauchon is a host, producer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Since launching her YouTube cooking channel The Domestic Geek in April 2014, she has earned more than 1.75 million dedicated subscribers and 150 million video views. Thanks to the channel’s incredible reach Sara Lynn has had the opportunity to work...more

Clique Pictures


Lauren Grant

Clique Pictures is a vibrant film and television production company with a focus on working with female creative talent in front and behind the camera. Clique Pictures is currently in post-production on the Wendy Morgan/Kelly McCormack feature film Sugar Daddy and the Pat Mills/Alyson Richards feature The Retreat. 

Clique Pictures recently released the documentary On...more


Founder & CEO

Sarah Juma

I am the founder and CEO of StyleID - a mobile app that identifies items worn and seen on screen.  Based out of the Communitech Datahub in Waterloo, Ontario, my team has participated in Fierce Founders, Joe Fresh Centre for Innovation, and Google4Entrepreneurs.

In 2017, StyleID won the DX3 Retail...more

Hodgee Films


Aly Kelly

Driven by a passion to realize filmmaker's visions, Alyson Kelly is a producer best known for award winning documentaries such as Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary (A&E), Who Let the Dogs Out (Telus) and Pharma Bro (Blumhouse Productions). She has also worked on The Amazing Race Canada and Drag Race...more

Leader Productions Services Inc


Michelle Gayse-Leader

Burlington Films

Account Management

Denise Lee

Denise is the founder of Burlington Films and has proudly served as the Company Director since its inception back in 2015. Her academic studies in Media Business & Post Production served her well during her earlier career path where she was a consultant for numerous television and feature post-productions for the past...more

Lopii Productions Inc.

Co Founder & Creator & Producer & Director

Rennata López

Before founding Lopii Productions in 2018, Rennata López specialized as a producer, writer, casting director and director for television with an emphasis on lifestyle/factual and childrens’ programming. She worked on many great children series including the award-winning Giver (TVO Kids), It’s My Party (TVOKids), What’s Inside? (TVOKids), Scare-Tactics (MTV), and...more

Zoot Pictures Inc


Leslea Mair

Leslea Mair is a writer, director and producer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has written, produced and directed award-winning documentaries in the genres of science, current affairs, social/political issues, POV and feature documentary with subjects as diverse as Shaolin monks, killer robots, preachers who don’t believe in god and...more

All In Pictures


Leah Mallen

Leah Mallen, a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and who was also selected as one of six producers internationally to attend the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. Leah's first produced film won Best Short Film at the Cannes International Film Festival's Critic's Week which was called Shoes off!...more

Good Influence Films


JoAnne Fishburn

JoAnne Fishburn has worked in media for 20+ years with a background in feature film production as well as documentary filmmaking. For the last 10 years her work has been focused in the area of impact producing and developing social impact initiatives centred around using the power of media to...more

Trembling Void Studios


Amy Fox



Tanya Gough

Tanya Gough has extensive experience in content management, interactive, multi-platform projects, and storytelling. She has been at the cutting-edge of emerging technologies, including dynamic web development, eCommerce, app development, social media, and data-driven interactive projects, and she brings a unique blend of tech-focused process capabilities and language-based communication skills to...more

Hungry Eyes Media Inc.


Jennifer Holness

Big Coat Media

CEO & Executive Producer

Maria Armstrong

Maria Armstrong is CEO and Executive Producer at Big Coat Media, formerly known as Big Coat Productions. In 2016, with Big Coat’s rapid growth in digital content, the company was rebranded and renamed Big Coat Media. Prior to Big Coat, Maria was Director of Original Productions for W Network, where...more

Fifteen Pound Pink Productions

Animation Producer

Carol Beecher

Having been intimately involved with the animation community in Alberta for almost 30 years I have gathered in-depth knowledge and experience that encompasses production in traditional and digital 2D and 3D modes, non-profit programming and administration, and post-secondary teaching and curricular development.

As an independent animator I have a solid understanding...more

Chatterbox Productions


Suzy Choueiri

Suzy is an experienced series producer who has been creating content for both US and Canadian broadcasters for over 13 years. As the showrunner for Holmes and Holmes 3/Holmes 911, Save My Reno, Canada’s Handyman Challenge and many more, Suzy has learned the ins and outs of renovation/design production.


Eagle Vision


Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson is a partner in Eagle Vision and Head of Development. Following graduation from the New York Film Academy, a CFTPA International Internship took Rebecca to Los Angeles at the start of her film career. As a writer, director, producer, and actor, Rebecca’s work in documentary, drama, and comedy...more

Pigeon Row

Chief Operating Officer

Alysse Glick

From a corporate background in technology and operations, Alysse has led an international innovation accelerator program and worked in talent management, digital product development and marketing, always focused on designing immersive, engaging experiences and quality content, by understanding audiences and how to connect with them. With a focus on engaging...more

Amazon Music

Production Executive

Stephanie Ouaknine

Freelance creative producer and development executive, well versed in international co-pros, short form and audience outreach strategy. Experience and passion for telling queer stories. Looking to connect with writers and development execs.

One of Canada's "5 to Watch" in 2018, Steph Ouaknine is an award-winning producer and development executive specializing in...more

A Token Entertainment Company

Writer & Director

Winnifred Jong

Named 2018 Playback’s 5-to-Watch, Winnifred Jong is a Toronto-based filmmaker and an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) and Ryerson University. Her recent work can be seen on CBC’s highest rated new one-hour drama, CORONE, on Hallmark Channel's MYSTERY 101: DEAD TALK and on eOne/Global Television’s...more



Fiona Rayher

People know Fiona as a filmmaker (last film, Fractured Land), public engagement specialist and entrepreneur (previous company, Gen Why Media). She studied political science and communications, and then social innovation at the University of Waterloo. Now she’s Co-founder and CEO of Hoovie.

Here’s what sparked Hoovie: While touring Fractured Land across North America, Fiona discovered...more

Askem Talent/Askem Productions


Cjay Boisclair

Cjay Boisclair is a writer, director and producer from Kamloops BC. As part of a very small film community she branches out into many areas of filmmaking. Cjay started her career as a background performer and actor and quickly progressed to writing her first short script, The Bench, which performed...more

Carly Underwater Film & Safety Inc.


Carly Brenner Hunter

Carly Brenner Hunter is the leading Underwater Specialist, in Eastern Canada. Working her way up the ladder through the camera department, Carly has combined her love of the underwater world and film/ In 2015, Carly studied commercial diving, which has opened the door to underwater filmmaking. As a member of...more

Sherana Productions


Carla Bridgewater

As an independent Producer/Director/Writer, I am honored to be a part of the BANFFspark Showcase. I bring extensive television experience to the table when producing projects. I have produced, directed and written hundreds of television and video projects, including award-winning television documentaries, commercials and promotional campaigns and multi-camera live events.


Tohkapi Cinema

Writer, Producer, Director

Petie Chalifoux

Petie is a gifted natural storyteller, a craft honed and developed through years of performing the hoop dance. She is a Cree filmmaker from Northern Alberta who has chosen to be a filmmaker because it is a powerful and creative medium to shed light upon the realities of the social...more

Black Screen Office

Executive Director

Joan Jenkinson

JOAN JENKINSON - Executive Director Joan is the inaugural Executive Director of the Black Screen Office where she works to support Black Canadians in developing talent, accessing funding, and in assuming decision-making roles in television, film and digital media. She fosters relationships with federal funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors to eliminate...more

Back To Space Productions


Marylou Mintram

Marylou Mintram is Cree and from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. She is a graduate of the Toronto Film School and has extensive broadcast experience with CityTV, CTV, Toronto 1, Discovery Channel, and APTN. Selected to take part in the Canadian Media Producers Associations National Mentorship Program, where she gained insight from...more

The Writing Department


Jill Roberts

Jill has 20 years of experience as a successful writer, producer, and director of content ranging from scripted to documentary, book projects to brand films. A fan of monster and kung fu movies with strong female characters, Jill is adapting her marketing communications experience into producing original content for scripted...more

Laughing Cat Productions

Actor | Director | Screenwriter | Founder & Mama Cat

Emily Schooley

Emily Schooley is an award-winning actor, emerging filmmaker, and badass creative changemaker working to build a kinder and more inclusive world. In 2020, she was selected as one of just 100 women from across Canada to be part of Banff Spark, a development accelerator for women in media. She is...more

Fenix Film & Television

Executive Producer & Founder

Kaitlan Stewart

Kaitlan Stewart is the executive producer and founder of Fenix Film & Television, a television production company based in Alberta, Canada. ​ After cutting her teeth on the sets of CANADA'S GOT TALENT, CITYLINE and THE BACHELOR CANADA, Kaitlan spent nearly a decade working with the writing, producing and development teams...more

gYu Films International

Director, Producer

Ying Wang

Ying Wang is a Chinese Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver BC, Canada, A migrant navigating between multiple cultures, Ying is fascinated by stories that reveal the geopolitical complexity of global migration.

Her younger sister developed a mental illness after immigrating to North America. Inspired by...more

Brandy Y Productions Inc.

Documentary Filmmaker and Travel Show Host

Brandy Yanchyk

Brandy Yanchyk is a Journalist and Edmonton-based independent documentary filmmaker. Since 2009, Brandy has made fourteen documentaries and nine series for television and an app. Ms. Yanchyk’s productions cover a wide range of social and factual genres. Brandy is the director, producer, writer and host of her films.

Her documentaries have aired...more

Soothsayer Media

Creative Producer/Director

Kik Di Nino

Partner and Co-Founder, Kik Di Nino, at Soothsayer Media ( has contributed to hit shows, music videos, and commercials for Canadian and American audiences. Her producing work on Bell Media's "Where To I Do," alongside the incredibly talented crew, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Lifestyle Series....more

Little Engine Moving Pictures

Owner, Executive Producer

Maria Kennedy

Little Engine Moving Pictures is an award-winning, creator-driven media production and distribution company specializing in live-action CGI hybrid, animated series and companion interactive content for an international audience. We pride ourselves in producing and distributing original, progressive kids and family series that travel the world, like Cutie Pugs, Canada...more

CineFocus Canada Inc.

Director and Founder

Joan Prowse

I have three decades experience as a writer, producer, director and video editor. I co-founded CineFocus Canada to tell thought-provoking, Canadian stories worldwide and to deliver them on accessible platforms. With sales to broadcasters around the world, CineFocus programs have aired on A&E, TLC, PBS, and Oxygen in the United...more

Animated Film Gardens, Inc.


Nicolette Saina

Nicolette Saina, is an award-winning writer, producer and director of live action films, with experience in CGI animation and entertainment law. Animated Film Gardens Inc. (AFG) is an original-content startup animation studio.

Over the years, she has developed an expertise on both the creative/storytelling and financing sides of the business and...more

Piramide Productions//Made With Love Productions

Producer/Music Supervisor

JKerri Borsuk

Kerri Borsuk, Canadian film and television producer and music supervisor, is Co-Founder of Piramide Productions. With offices in USA, Canada, and Italy Piramide offers an authentically international perspective for global storytelling and co-production. Kerri produced several films including documentary feature I WANT MY MTV (A&E, Tribeca premiere); documentary feature HENRI DAUMAN:...more

White Bear Films


Tanya Brunel

Tanya Brunel, Métis from south west Manitoba, has been developing and producing motion picture, television and digital media content with a focus on Indigenous stories since 2001.

Tanya started as a Production Manager and Line Producer on multiple documentary series and in the fall of 2005 she produced her first...more

My Precious Pictures

Producer, President

Rachelle Chartrand

Rachelle Chartrand has been involved in the film industry for over fifteen years, first as the creative producer of numerous short films, including a co-production shot in South Korea, then as president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver and now as an award-winning screenwriter, producer and president of My...more

No Problem Productions Ltd


Eva Colmers

Eva Colmers is an experienced director and producer of award-winning films in the dramatic, documentary and animation genre – including The Suburbanight, Happy Birthday, Mango!, 2.57k, Granny Baby, Not a One-Way Street and The Weightless Traveller. She has also written and directed long-form NFB documentaries: The Elder Project, The Enemy...more

North Country Cinema


Sara Corry

Sara Corry is an independent Production Manager and Producer in Alberta, working mostly with North Country Cinema in Calgary. She has numerous credits with NCC over the past decade, and was Co-Producer on Kyle Thomas’ critically-acclaimed debut feature-film, The Valley Below. Corry has also had a lively career working in...more &


Annelise Larson

I come from a background as an independent filmmaker, with training at such prestigious institutions as the Canadian Film Centre and Banff Centre for the Arts. Since 1995 I have been working in the field of online marketing and have always been an avid gamer and consumer of digital content....more

Headspinner Productions Inc.

President & Executive Producer

Michelle Melanson

Emmy And Bafta Nominated, Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in the production business with hundreds of episodes produced and over 50 awards and nominations. Most recently Michelle was President of Radical Sheep Productions, executive producing such shows as the worldwide hit The Next Step, as well as Fangbone!, The...more

Pender PR


Nicola Pender

Nicola is a public relations professional and writer with 15 years of experience in communications, marketing and publicity and the Director and Founder of Pender PR. With a specialization in film and television, she has helped launch television series, led publicity campaigns for theatrical releases of feature films and has...more

Dona Ana Films & Multimedia

Co-Founder and Producer

Sheena Rossiter

I'm the co-owner of Dona Ana Films & Multimedia. My career started as a journalist 16 years ago. I've produced projects in 20 countries over the course of a decade. During that time, I lived as a correspondent in Brazil for almost seven years. In Brazil, my career in film...more

Media Business Institute (MBI)

President & CEO

Patricia Scarlett

Patricia Scarlett is Founder and Co-President of Media Business Institute (MBI). This role allows her to draw on her depth and the breadth of insight and experience in television sales, distribution, development and production. Over the years, she has developed an impressive list of clients, partners and colleagues around the...more

1844 Studios Inc


Nauzanin Knight

Nauzanin Knight is a Canadian woman of Caribbean and Middle Eastern descent. Her nuanced stories reflect the uniqueness of her heritage as well as her international life.

Nauzanin began her career in creative writing before directing her attention to film projects. Upon completing her MSc in Countering Organized Crime and Terrorism...more

GarageGirl Media Ltd.

Executive Producer/Creative Producer/Director

Joanne Loton

Documentary maker, immersive/interactive investigator, and engaging team leader - I believe that stories must be designed from within outward. Past projects include immersive full dome experiences, interactive VR filmmaking, photographic installations; short and long form documentaries with topics ranging from sky jackers to feminist pornographers to weather bomb chasers; creating...more

Digital 55

Executive Producer

Lauralee Sheehan

Lauralee is a design thinker, a digital addict, but above all an artist. With years of experience working in digital interactive media and LX, Lauralee is a trailblazer in the digital space, pushing forward how creative and tech intersect. She has led dynamic digital teams on various award-winning digital, media,...more

Tooth Pics


Katy Tooth

Katy is an established, award-winning filmmaker with extensive experience directing and producing high-end documentary and unscripted content for broadcasters like Netflix, BBC, PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, ITV, Channel 4, ABC and Channel 5. She has Directed BAFTA winning series, Long Lost Family for ITV, and Grand Designs for Channel 4 and directed the Grand Designs spin off...more

Story Box Movies

Documentary and Series Director

Trish Neufeld

Snapshot Studios


Laura O'Grady

Laura O’Grady likes to keep busy. The award-winning director and producer has travelled the globe to find great stories. She boarded icebreakers for the the prime-time documentary "Thin Ice: Saattuq", voyaged to Sri Lanka for "After the Tsunami," and attended some of the biggest red carpets in the world for...more

Edge Entertainment


Jennifer Pun

Jennifer Pun is a producer at Edge Entertainment. Together with producing partner, Rosalie Chilelli, they develop original content for Film, Television, and Digital Platforms.  Jennifer's producer credits include the award-winning tween series HOW TO BE INDIE, tween action/adventure series CONNOR UNDERCOVER, the Canadian Screen Award nominated best feature FALL and cult horror THE...more

Curious Features

Executive Producer & Director & Writer

Judith Pyke

Judith Pyke is president of Curious Features, a full-service production company. As a multi-award winning executive producer, director, showrunner and writer of documentary series and films, Judith has built and worked with many talented teams. She has tackled a huge range of stories, often directing and producing in diverse and challenging locations.

Judith recently executive produced/directed and...more

Magnify Digital


Moyra Rodger

Moyra is an award-winning producer, entrepreneur, and media industry innovator. She is the founder and CEO of Magnify Digital, a strategy agency specializing in services, training and technology that enable businesses to build large and engaged audiences around their content.

Moyra’s passion is a fusion of media, storytelling, arts and business....more

Group of Rogues

Creative Producer

Marliss Weber

Marliss is an award-winning writer and producer, based in Edmonton, AB.

She started her career as an actor and broadcaster. She worked with Global Television for several years as on-air talent, and also as a writer/producer. In that role, she produced more than 200 regional and national commercials, many of which...more

Sustainable Entertainment Society

Executive Director, Sustainable Production Forum

Melanie Windle

Melanie Windle (BFA, MFA) is an award-winning producer, mentor, and media entrepreneur. She is the Executive Director of The Sustainable Production Forum (SPF), a global event that accelerates decarbonization in content creation.

Most recently, she served as Director of Industry Programming at Whistler Film Festival. Her favourite pieces of content from...more

Company of Women on the Screen


Theresa Wynnyk

Over the years Company of Women has focused on social justice issues, women's stories, the Arts and the environment. Our work seeks to inform and change attitudes, whether it is in the area of children's rights, addressing the complex issues of drug addictions or in fostering new attitudes towards the...more

Dancing Caribou Productions Inc.,


Emma Catalfamo

Emma Catalfamo is an accomplished, creative and visually-oriented person with extensive artistic interests. She is a graduate of Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema; specifically the prestigious Specialization in Film Studies program. This allowed for her to both study film in an academic context and apply this knowledge to filmmaking. She has also studied an MA Filmmaking...more

The Donaldson Company


Mackenzie Donaldson

MACKENZIE DONALDSON is a Toronto and Los Angeles based director, producer and writer. Mackenzie began her career the moment she was born, learning to walk on sets and slowly graduating to actress all before the age of twelve. It wasn’t until she was an undergrad at McGill that she realized...more

Kate Green Productions Inc.

Executive Producer/Director

Kate Green

Kate Green is an award-winning director and producer whose rare storytelling ability captures audiences with its honesty.

Kate is the creator, director and producer of NarcoLeap a sci-fi web series which first aired on TELUS OptikTV, CBC GEM. Season one of NarcoLeap garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination, a Writers’...more

Vendetta Entertainment Inc.

Executive Producer

Chantal Jackson



Amy Saunders

Amy Saunders is the founder, CEO, and award-nominated leader of the women-identified-led media and publicity firm, AlphaPR. Having worked with reputable companies such as Diva International (makers of the DivaCup), American news organization PBS, Emmy-winning production company White Pine Pictures, horror powerhouse Raven Banner films, Nickelback-founded record company 604 Records...more

Comfy Shoes Media Inc


Pamela Slavin

The Comfy Shoes Team are diverse writers, directors, animators and content creators lead by Executive Producer Pamela Slavin, a two time Emmy and BAFTA nominated Producer with multiple CSA and Gemini awards and nominations in Childrens and Documentary content. Starting her career producing and directing corporate films and commercials...more

Moving EDGEucation

Creator, Educator, Consultant

Amy Tepperman

I began my professional life as an animator working on a range of shows from "The Backyardigans" to "Total Drama Island"/"Action", while also on faculty at Centennial College's Digital Animation program. After nearly a decade in the industry, in 2011 I found myself unexpectedly returning to my childhood passion, "dancing",...more

Dreaming Bird Productions


Bonnie Thompson

As owner of, and producer with Dreaming Bird Productions, Bonnie Thompson is a veteran Canadian film producer. She has produced numerous television and feature POV documentaries with directors and co-producers across Canada, most projects focusing on social issues and character driven POV feature documentaries. She worked with the National Film...more

Black Birds Entertainment

President & Producer

Sarah Timmins

Sarah Timmins is a producer and executive based in Toronto. Currently producing Transplant for Bell Media/CTV/NBCU. Previous projects include two seasons of the half hour, horror comedy TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, the international award-winning feature film THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS starring Elliott Page (winner Manfred Salzgeber Prize Berlin...more

Pink Moon Studio

Creative Director

Maggie Reid

RealWorld Media Inc


Carmen Henriquez

Carmen Henriquez is a Chilean born filmmaker and television producer. Co-creator of several documentary series, such as 'Power to the People' and 'Native Planet.' Carmen founded RealWorld Media and Films in 1996 and has been producing award winning content for big and small screens ever since. Today Carmen leads all...more

Reallife Pictures Inc.

CEO & Founder

Kulbinder Saran Caldwell

Kulbinder Saran Caldwell is a creative entrepreneur and global storyteller. Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. Her father immigrated from India, found work in the sawmills. Through hard work and real estate investments he carved out a new life for his family. With his support, Kulbinder was...more

NESHAMA Entertainment

Creative Producer

Lauren MacKinlay

Lauren MacKinlay is an award-winning producer based in Toronto. Currently, she is a Creative Producer with Neshama Entertainment, having recently served as an Executive Producer on their new one-hour drama The Way Home (Hallmark). Other credits include Transplant (CTV/NBC), Bad Blood (Netflix), 19–2 (CTV), and This Life (CBC). For Neshama,...more

Salemscript Productions Inc.


Shana McCalla

I'm a Toronto based woman of colour and I've been working in the industry in different capacities since 2010. I have a plethora of knowledge in film development, production, film financing and tax credit applications. I have worked alongside award winning producers on productions like "Maudie" a feature...more

Rogue Raven Productions

Producer & Writer

Kate McCallum

Rogue Raven Productions is the creative collaboration between Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell and Kate McCallum. Kaitlyn and Kate both have colourful pasts that they use to bring empathy and compassion to otherwise understated stories. Rogue Raven focuses on stories that invoke compassion and change in the world without failing to entertain...more

3 Story Pictures


Ell McEachern

3 Story Pictures is a recently formed original content production company with a presence in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, Canada. Founded by Ell McEachern, Hannah Hermanson, and Saxon de Cocq, our focus is on bringing to life stories that are meaningful and that we have a personal connection to, whether...more

High Connection Corp

President, Business Development, Health & Safety, Sustainability (Banff Spark Program)

Cher Merlo

Cher Merlo is a veteran of Canada’s film, television and digital production industry with an illustrious career spanning 3 decades. Over the years, she has gained a solid reputation as a reliable, easy-going problem-solver who is best known for her diverse skillset and longtime passion for consistently delivering service excellence...more

Honey Cut Studios


Tara Mewis

Honey Cut Studios is a full-service video production company specializing in all forms of visual media including tv documentary series, corporate video, graphical content and animation. Our team is made up of journalists with a combined 30 years of storytelling experience alongside highly skilled shooters, editors and marketing experts. We...more

Madden & Mitchell Media Inc.


Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell is a producer, creator, actress and the co-founder of Madden & Mitchell Media Inc. (MMM) who regards art as activism. Her background in advocacy, youth mentoring and supporting underserved racialized families; propels Vanessa to develop content that authentically represents these diverse stories.

Vanessa has worked in the film...more

Write Shoot Edit Productions

Head of Writing (Vancouver Film School) and Writer (Serialized Drama)

Kat Montagu

The Head of the VFS Writing Department and the Senior Story Editor for Crazy 8s, I recently have moved away from story editing (which was my role in the industry for many years) and back into writing one-hour TV pilot scripts. I have produced many short films and co-produced a...more

Lily Pictures Inc.

CEO & Producer

Michelle Morris

Michelle Morris spent a childhood in Iran, escaping during the revolution to India. Inspired by her childhood experience she later began producing films focused on diverse stories and filmmakers.

She is the founder and CEO of Lily Pictures, she has been elected to the BC Council and sits on several committees...more

Crossfield House Productions


Sheronna Osbourne

Sheronna Osbourne is an award winning Canadian actress and filmmaker based in Toronto. As co- owner and Vice president of Crossfield House productions Osbourne has written, directed and starred in both theatre and film productions which have been selected for festivals throughout North America. Her...more

Minmeg Productions


Minae Park

Minae Stella Park moved to Canada from South Korea when she was 18 years old with her passion for film. She received a diploma in Film and Video production from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and a degree in Communications and Media studies at the University of Calgary, Alberta....more

AmberLeigh Production


Amber-Leigh Polowich

Amber-Leigh has spent the last five years working in the service production industry in Vancouver on the production side of over 50 television commercials. Amber-Leigh has worked for many different US based production companies Canadian based service production companies servicing clients such as Airbnb, Audi US, JBL Speakers, and Intel;...more

Natosi and Kokomiki’som Production


Darylina Powderface

Kokomiki’som Production is a platform for storytelling, centring the voices and experiences of Indigenous kin and relatives from across so called Canada and beyond these colonial borders. This first started out as a similar idea that was shared between Shawanda and Darylina, where they both discovered together, their desire to...more

Pendulum Films

President, Executive Producer

Shanyn Maguire

As a producer, executive producer and writer I enjoy developing compelling material with a distinct authentic perspective making the director’s vision the forefront in every production. In 2017 I secured my first film “FREEFALL” an LGBTQ romantic drama centred around a concert pianist who is diagnosed with ALS. This...more

Play All Day Productions

Writer/Producer/Director (BANFF Spark Fellow)

Skye R. Regan

Skye R. Regan is a Toronto based writer, performer, and producer and is the Executive Producer of Play All Day Productions, a media company focused on elevating diverse voices and giving opportunities to marginalized communities through playful storytelling. Skye is an alumna of Harvard University, holding a cum laude degree...more

CanazWest Pictures Inc.

Executive Producer, Director, BANFF SPARK Accelerator(2022)

Patricia Sims

Canazwest Pictures creates purposeful, high-quality documentaries, factual series, and digital media content for Canadian and international audiences with a primary focus on compelling stories that portray the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment in diverse cultures and locations around the world. The company's President and Producer, Patricia Sims...more

Dijon Media Inc.


Katy Slimmon

Dijon Media Inc. is a new female owned production and media company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After launching Dijon Magazine in 2020, Dijon Media inc. secured a broadcast licence with Bell Fibe TV and support from the National Film Board of Canada to produce a 5-part documentary series 'Dijon TV'....more

The Aunties Dandelion

Filmmaker/Podcaster-Unscripted Documentary

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore is a Six Nations-enrolled Kanyen'kehà:ka filmmaker, podcaster, educator and Mohawk language speaker with 25+ years experience creating films with Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other mainstream media. Moore returned to her Six Nations territory a decade ago and has since been creating films about the wisdom,...more

Window Dreams Productions


Shreya Patel

Model-turned-actress, filmmaker, and mental health advocate, Shreya Patel is the honoree of Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 100 Most Powerful Women of Canada, Women's Achiever Award and Emerging Leader Under 35. She also gained an honorable mention by the City of Toronto for advancing equity in the city. DissDash...more



Coreena Robertson

CR Media is a project-based company. Founded by Coreena Robertson, we create projects that are humanity based and will have a positive impact in our community. At present, our focus is helping to change the lives of those with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Junction Hammer Productions Inc.


Sabrina Spence

Junction Hammer Productions is a female-owned Toronto-based - Canadian production company with a focus on creating unique scripted dramas. JHP’s development slate is full of fresh and dramatic content that values authentic representation and showcases diverse perspectives with global appeal.

Whaea Productions/Pikitia Media


Tia Taurere

PikiTia Media is an innovative initiative empowering authentic Indigenous representation in Media. Rooted in Indigenous authenticity, respect and cultural practices, PikiTia Media will provide an online platform of Media content by Indigenous Media Artists for film, television, businesses and creative industries internationally. A true representation of Indigenous People in the...more

Eva Thomas

Writer, Producer, Director

Eva Thomas

Coyote Science | IM4 XR Lab | Bird & Star Media

Producer, Director, Writer & Showrunner

Loretta Sarah Todd

Star & Bird Media /acâhkos ekwa piyesis Media brings new energy and light to children's, youth and family programming. Drawing on extensive media experience, Star Bird Media is led by Loretta Sarah Todd, a visionary leader in Indigenous media and a true artist with entrepreneurial drive and deep cultural knowledge....more

AZW Film Corp


Angelika Walaszczyk

Angelika has worked in the film and television industry for over 15 years. Most recently, she assisted Executive Producer Julie Weitz (Doomsday) and Director Sean McNamara (Miracle Season). As Development and Production Coordinator at Bell Media, she coordinated some of CTV’s biggest shows such as The Amazing Race Canada...more

Adani Pictures


Rua Wani

Adani Pictures is a Toronto-based media production company, helmed by producers Rua Wani and Jessica Adams. Adani has an active TV slate, having won development financing from the highly selective Bell Fund (Slate Development Program) and Ontario Creates’ Interactive Digital Media Fund. In 2022, the company has been selected to...more

Closed Caption Services Inc


Brooke Woboditsch

Brooke Woboditsch is an Indigenous-mixed settler entrepreneur with a vision to build better accessibility in media. CCS Inc. provides high quality accessibility services, for live and or pre-recorded content with closed captioning, subtitling and described video with transcription and translation.

CCS has recently expanded to include the creation of original...more

Push Pictures

Founder, Executive Producer

Alexandra Roberts

Alexandra Roberts has nine years of experience producing ambitious and forward-thinking stories for film and television, both in scripted and documentary.

She cut her teeth in the industry on VICE’s self-titled Emmy winning primetime series for HBO, where she contributed to pieces about the toxic legacy of the Iraq War,...more

Goonworks Films


Katie Weekley

Katie Weekley is a writer and producer. She produced such feature films as THE UNSEEN and THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY, which took the Berlinale DAAD prize. She is in development on the TV series RECOVERY, with support from Screen Ireland. She is the lead writer on NURSIE, an...more

Screaming Mantis Films


Emma Fowler Houghton

Emma Houghton is a performer, creator, writer, visual artist, and very curious human. She received her BFA in Acting with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2017 and has since worked with many professional theatre companies and independent film creators throughout Alberta. In recent years she has begun creating...more

Jennifer Irons

Literary Agent

Jennifer Irons

Jennifer Irons is an independent writer/producer turned literary talent agent. After selling her healthcare company in 2012, Jennifer pursued her passion to tell stories and attended Act One Film School in Hollywood, California. After graduating, Jennifer independently wrote and produced several projects, including her short film, Opportune, which premiered at...more

Pauline Couture & Associates Inc.

Co-Founder & Head of Business Development

Rose-Marie Couture (Banff SPARK Programme)

Presently Head of Business Development and co-founder of BlockFilm, the first company in Canada to have OSC permission for tokenised investment in media. A people person with an eye for detail, who thrives on team work, and a keen interest in new technology. Rose-Marie is a quadrilingual, European-based Canadian...more

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