7PM, Friday, March 6, 2020
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Award-winning filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier is beloved and much-celebrated by the Female Eye. Her first feature, Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright, was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004: the John Cassavetes Award and Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. It won Best Feature Film at FeFF in 2006, and Elisabeth received an inaugural Honorary Best Actress Award for her performance.
Deborah’s second feature, Hounddog, starring Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Her third feature, Split, won Best of Show at FeFF in 2016. Kampmeier made her television directorial debut on Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar in 2019 and followed immediately with two episodes of DuVernay’s new series Cherish the Day. Two new projects are currently in development: a feature called Dirt Rhapsody and a limited series called Pilgrim’s Wilderness.
On Friday, March 6 at 8:45PM we proudly present Split (2016), followed by an audience Q&A with the filmmaker and special guests.
Join us for a Best In the Biz Tribute with Deborah Kampmeier on Saturday, March 7 at 12:15PM, followed by a screening of Hounddog (2007) at 2:00PM and an audience Q&A with Deborah and special guests.
Also on Saturday, at 7PM we are delighted to showcase Virgin (2003), starring Elisabeth Moss in her debut feature film role. Following this special presentation, we will welcome Elisabeth and Deborah to the stage for an intimate conversation.
Our Closing Gala Feature is the Canadian premiere of Deborah’s film Tape (2019), on Sunday, March 8 at 8PM. Joining Deborah for the audience Q&A are actors Isabelle Fuhrman, Annarosa Mudd, and Tarek Bishara.