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Ingrid Veninger: the DIY queen of Canadianfilmmaking by Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail
The queen of humblecore mixes art and lifeby Adam Nayman, The Globe and Mail
Intimacies: The Cinema of Ingrid Veningerby Tom McSorley, Canadian Film Institute
'i am a good person/i am a bad person'
by Allan Tong, Filmmaker Magazine
Can a great film be made for $1,000? Ingrid Veninger thinks so
by Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail
The remarkable career of Ingrid Veninger arches across all aspects of independent filmmaking in Canada. She has acted in, produced, written and directed dozens of key films for more than two decades.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ingrid has worked extensively in film, television and theatre, beginning as a teen actor on the CBC television series, AIRWAVES. In addition to over 50 acting credits working alongside Meryl Streep, Gena Rowlands, Holly Hunter, Jackie Burroughs and others, she has collaborated with Canada's most established and emerging filmmakers, including Atom Egoyan, Peter Mettler, Anais Granofsky, Jeremy Podeswa and Charles Officer. A graduate of Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre, Ingrid created pUNK FILMS INC. in 2003 to produce artist driven features, with a 'nothing is impossible' manifesto.
"Ingrid Veninger's work as a writer-director often probes the nature and complexities of intimacy: between lovers, families, friends, and, in an important sense, audiences and images. Her cinematic explorations of intimacy, rooted in a playfully subversive use of documentary-based realist aesthetics, are stylish, insightful, and unflinchingly honest assessments of how we treat one another. Ingrid Veninger is one of Canada's most dynamic, perceptive, and prolific film talents." Tom McSorley, Canadian Film Institute
Ingrid is part-time faculty in the Film Department at York University, a board member of Canada's First Weekend Club, a voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and an official participant in TIFF's inaugural STUDIO Programme. In January 2012, Ingrid received the Jay Scott Prize from the Toronto Film Critics Association; with the $5000 award she launched Toronto's 1KWAVE.
"Ingrid Veninger: the DIY queen of Canadian filmmaking." Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail
Ingrid's most recent feature as writer/producer/director is THE ANIMAL PROJECT.
An ACTRA coop, shot in 44 Toronto locations, with a production crew of 4.
World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (Contemporary World Cinema). Canadian Distribution: Mongrel Media.
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