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Laurie Colbert

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B: 1958 in Toronto, Ontario

Laurie Colbert was one of ten filmmakers from across Canada selected to be a resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 1996. She and Dominique Cardona are internationally acclaimed directors. They are the recipients of multiple awards for their complex films about women. A few of these include their first feature, Finn’s Girl, which screened at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, where it won the Outstanding Emerging Talent Award. Their first short dramatic film, Below the Belt, was selected for both the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for a Genie Award. Their ground-breaking 1997 doc, My Feminism, featuring Gloria Steinem, bell hooks, Urvashi Vaid and Urvashi Butalia, premiered at the Montreal International Film Festival and won Best Feature Documentary at Reel Affirmations Washington D.C. They are known for their ability to combine feminist activism with compelling storytelling, continue to use film as a medium for sharing the global truth of women’s lives. We list her credits as a director first.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Thank God I’m a Lesbian (1992, documentary)
My Feminism (1997, documentary)
Below the Belt (1999, short)

Finn’s Girl (co-director, 2007)

Margarita (co-director, 2012)
Catch and Release (aka Keely and Du, co-director, 2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Finn’s Girl (co-director, 2007)
Margarita (co-director, 2012)
Catch and Release (aka Keely and Du, co-director, 2019)

Credits as a Producer:
Thank God I’m a Lesbian (1992, documentary)
These Shoes Weren’t Made for Walking (Associate Producer, 1995, documentary, short)
Finn’s Girl (co-director, 2007)
Blob (Associate Producer, 2020, short)
Margarita (co-director, 2012)
Catch and Release (aka Keely and Du, co-director, 2019)

Catch and Release, movie, poster,