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Karen Shopsowitz

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Karen Shopsowitz is an award winning producer, director, editor and cameraperson whose work has been screened nationally and internationally. She has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University, Ottawa; a Masters of Fine Arts in Film and Video from York University, Toronto; and a Certificate in Feature Film Writing from UCLA’s on-line writer’s studio. She served as producer, director, writer and editor of the award-winning My Grandparents Had a Hotel. Her National Film Board documentary My Father’s Camera was honoured with the prestigious Peabody Award. In addition to editing all of her own films, Karen Shopsowitz has also edited a number of other productions for other directors. We list her credits as a Director first.

Also see: Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies on TVO.
Also see: NFB Wins 5th Peabody.

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

My Grandparents Had a Hotel (1990, short, documentary)
A Place to Save Your Life (1994)
Angel Light (TV-1999)

My Father’s Camera (2001, documentary)
One Summer at Camp Winston (2010, documentary)
GrandParenting (2013, documentary)
The Other Side of the Hero (2017, documentary)

Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies (2021)

TV Series:
Canada’s War in Color (2005, documentary series)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
My Grandparents Had a Hotel (1990, short, documentary)
A Place to Save Your Life (1994)

My Father’s Camera (2001, documentary)
Johnny Lombardi: The Great Communicator (2008, documentary)

Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies (2021)

Credits as a Producer:
My Grandparents Had a Hotel (1990, short, documentary)
A Place to Save Your Life (1994)

One Summer at Camp Winston (2010, documentary)
The Other Side of the Hero (2017, documentary)

Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies (2021)