Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Director, Producer & Screenwriter
Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger is a Producer with numerous award-winning credits to her name. In 1991, she produced the Gemini-nominated performance documentary Standards with Jeremy Podeswa, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Holly Cole and Molly Johnson. Since then, she has worked as a producer with many leading filmmakers and Gemini Award winners.
Ingrid formed pUNK Films Inc. in 2003 with a ‘nothing is impossible’ manifesto. Ingrid has made numerous films, including: Gambling, Gods and LSD, (TIFF 2002, Genie Award for Best Documentary), The Limb Salesman (TIFF 2004), Only (TIFF 2008), Nurse.Fighter.Boy (TIFF 2008, nominated for 10 Genie Awards in 2010, including Best Motion Picture), and Modra (TIFF 2010, official selection Canada’s TOP TEN).
Currently, Ingrid is co-producing Peter Mettler’s new feature film, The End of Time, a Swiss/Canadian co-production in association with The National Film Board of Canada, and distributing her next feature as director/writer/producer/actor, recently shot in the UK, Paris and Berlin, entitled i am a good person/i am a bad person (TIFF 2011).
Vice President, Marketing, Entertainment One Films Canada
Tamara Shannon is currently Vice President Marketing for eOne Films Canada where she leads the strategic marketing initiatives, across all media, for a diverse group of film product. Recent releases include Gnomeo & Juliet, Barney’s Version, The Tree of Life, 50/50, The Twilight Saga, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Prior to joining eOne in 2008, Tamara was an Account Director at Endeavour Advertising where she managed a variety of clients, including Cineplex Entertainment, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Dundee Bank of Canada and the TIFF Group.
Tamara started her career at Lions Gate Films as Executive Assistant before being promoted to Development Manager. She later moved to ThinkFilm where she oversaw marketing and development on several film campaigns including Spellbound, Born Into Brothels and Murderball. Tamara studied film production at Ryerson University where she received a BAA in Film Production.
Tamara is on the Genie Advisory Board for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and is an executive volunteer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
About the Kodak New Vision Mentorship
Now in its eighth year, the national competitive Kodak New Vision Mentorship provides an eligible WIFT-T member with full registration to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the chance to prepare for the fest through one-on-one sessions with industry mentors. The 2012 winner, Simonee Chichester, will receive coaching and mentorship from Shannon and Veninger to guide the business and creative development of Chichester’s current feature film project.