Women’s Voice

The Women’s Voice in Film and Television is one of the highlights of the 2nd edition of CCIFF. It is comprised of several parts: guest speech, topic seminar, audience discussion and so on. All the events of this unit will combine culture with art, focus on the development and characteristics of current women’s film production, and aim to boost their influence in the international market. Moreover, this unit aims at sharing the experience of female filmmakers and establishing an interconnected and interdependent platform for culture exchange.


Date: September 25th, 2017

Location: EV3.309, EV Building Concordia University (1515 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC, Canada)

Schedule (speech duration including Q&A)



 9:00-9:05 Welcome Speech + Guest/Speak Introduction
 9:05-9:30 Oscar Winning Filmmaker

Beverly Shaffer

9:30-9:45 National Film Board of Canada Re-recording Mixer

Shelley Craig

9:45-10:00 Chairman of Shenzhen Jun Chen Film and Television Production Co., Ltd. Director

Yunhua Xia

10:00-10:15 China Class One Director

Guiyun Xiao

10:15-10:30 Associate Professor, Center for Digital Media Computing, Software School, Xiamen University, China

Yingying She



Animation and Experimental Documentary Filmmaker

Mandi Morgan

 10:45-11:00 TBA
 11:00-11:15 Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mei Si


 11:15:11:30 Consultant, Former President/CEO of Toon Boom Animation Inc. Toon Boom

Joan Vogelesang

 11:30-11:45 Co-Founder and CEO of Mettle

Nancy Eperjesy

 12:15-12:20  Closing Speech