Canadian Film Industry is Narrowing the Gender Gap by Karen Harnisch

Funding agency Telefilm says 44 per cent of projects in the pipeline have female directors attached, but greater diversity across the board is still a big issue

Sleeping Giant producer Karen Harnisch chalks up the increase in female-driven submissions to Telefilm’s incentive.

“In a competitive process, if you know that a woman director will give you a greater chance at getting financing, you will go out there and find a woman director,” she says.