CATHERINE JOELL MACKINNON
Catherine is a co-founder and the Festival Director of the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival. She is an award-winning filmmaker and known for her work in documentaries, film and television. Catherine was the recipient of the ACTRA Woman of the Year Award 2016. Catherine was a Deaf Community Consultant for DATT-Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit, Cahoots Theatre. ASL Coach & Continuity for the Emmy & Golden Globe winner, for the "Best limited series or motion picture made for television", Fargo.
Selected acting Film/TV & credits: Silent Hill, Kenny Vs Spenny, Murdoch Mysteries. Theatre: cas9, ASL Improv, Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles. Silence World Premiere, recently at the Grand Theatre.
She also established the National Deaf Youths Film and Arts Workshop to inspire young people to get into filmmaking and in the arts field.