Breaking Through Barriers to Gender Equity in Canadian Film

A New Approach to Social Justice

We’re harnessing humanities research and creative problem solving (CPS) to facilitate the development of a new, three-year strategic plan for Breakthroughs Film Festival.

Community Partner

Breakthroughs Film Festival is a not-for-profit that showcases the work of emerging women filmmakers. Their annual festival helps talented artists breakthrough to national and international audiences.

They also support the professional development of emerging filmmakers through their award, grant, networking, and educational programs. Since their first festival in 2012, BFF has established itself as an pipeline for new, global talent.
 

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Process

We’re applying a new approach to strategic planning that synthesizes tried-and-true humanities research with creative problem solving (CPS) methodologies.

1

RESEARCH

Study existing research to identify barriers to gender equity in Canadian film.

2

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Consult with key stakeholders to establish BFF’s strengths, values, and aspirations.

3

INNOVATION

Apply CPS to facilitate a new vision for BFF that builds upon past successes and better serves emerging filmmakers.

Team

Laura Chute

CPS Facilitator

Rosie Daniels

CPS Facilitator

Aisling Flynn-Post

CPS Facilitator