Ali Grant is a documentary filmmaker, based in Vancouver, BC. After 30 years working as an independent healthy communities coach and consultant, she made a mid-life pivot and went back to school to learn documentary film production. She is passionate about telling stories that challenge the dominant narratives that are at play today, stories that offer inspirational alternatives, stories of defiant women who strive to change themselves and the world around them. Her graduate short doc, And On The Seventh Day, She Played Soccer (2019), was an official selection of the Women Over Fifty Film Festival 2019. Her latest short film The Isobel Imprint (2021), will be opening at festivals this year and she is currently in development with one mid-length and one feature-length documentary. Ali has received awards from both the Canada Council for the Arts, and the BC Arts Council, and has a Ph.D. in geography from McMaster University (1997), and a Certificate in Documentary Film Production from Langara College (2019). She is a member of the Documentary Organization of Canada and Women in Film and Television and is the founder of On The Creek Films.
Cari Green has been producing social issue documentary films for over thirty years. Films such as The Corporation, Scared Sacred, and When I Walk have screened at Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs and TIFF. She has a background in distribution and marketing, and an MFA in film production from UBC, where she has taught, along with other institutions for over fifteen years. A long-time advocate for the documentary film industry, Cari currently serves on the board of the Hot Docs Film Festival and is co-chair of the BC Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada. (DOC) She received the Mayor’s Arts Award and an honorary lifetime membership from Women in Film. Cari works as an executive producer for On the Creek Films.
Originally from Winnipeg, Kris Anderson spent her 20s and 30s as an activist, mother, and cultural worker, producing concerts, festivals, and events with a feminist focus, including the Canadian Women’s Music + Cultural Festival (1984-1986), in which she played a pivotal role. After joining Video Pool Media Arts Centre, she studied video production and began working with Women Artists in Video, a feminist media collective, producing short experimental films and documentaries. Alongside film curator and photographer Szu Burgess, Kris co-curated and presented the Vice Versa Lesbian Film Festival at Winnipeg’s Cinematheque. After a move to Vancouver she established the Documentary Media Society in 1998 and launched the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in 2000. After twelve years as DOXA’s Festival Director and Programmer, Kris moved to Vancouver Island and spent several years running a contemporary art gallery, presenting documentary films as part of gallery programming. She lives in the Comox Valley and is happy to be exploring the filmmaking side of documentary again.