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Further Research: Canadian Women in Film

Below is a selection of background material on the history of women's filmmaking in Canada.

Armatage, Kay, et al. Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Armatage, Kay, and Linda Beath. "Women in Film" and "Canadian Women's Cinema." Documents in Canadian Film. Edited by Douglas Fetherling. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1988, p. 167-176.

Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec. Ciné-Bulles. [Montréal: Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec, 1982]-.

Banning, Kass. "Surfacing: Canadian Women's Cinema." Cinema Canada. No. 167 (October 1989), p. 12-16.

Canadian Moving Picture Digest. Vol. 47, no. 2 (October 15, 1955).

Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Cinema Canada [microform]. [Calgary, Alberta]: Commonwealth Microform Products, 1990-.

"A Chronology of Canadian Film and Television." Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Edited by Wyndham Wise. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, p. 229-258.

Les cinémas du Canada : Québec, Ontario, Prairies, côte Ouest, Atlantique. Edited by Sylvain Garel and André Pâquet. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1992.

Cole, Janis, and Holly Dale. Calling the Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press, 1993.

Coulombe, Michel and Marcel Jean. Le dictionnaire du cinéma québécois, 3rd ed. Montréal: Boréal, 1999.

Denault, Jocelyne. Dans l'ombre des projecteurs : les Québécoises et le cinéma. Sainte-Foy, Quebec : Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1996.

Directors Guild of Canada. Montage (Directors Guild of Canada). Toronto: X Unlimited Corporation for the Directors Guild of Canada, 1998-.

Easterbrook, Ian, and Susan Waterman MacLean. Canada and Canadians in Feature Films: A Filmography, 1928-1990. Guelph, Ontario: Canadian Film Project, University of Guelph, 1996.

Femmes et cinéma québécois. Edited by Louise Carrière. Montréal: Boréal express, 1983.

"Film and Women / Femmes et cinéma." In Canadian Film and Video: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature / Film et vidéo canadiens : bibliographie analytique sur le cinéma et la vidéo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, p. 824-836.

Flashback: People and Institutions in Canadian Film History. Edited by Gene Walz. Montréal: Mediatexte Publications, 1986.

Gittings, Christopher E. Canadian National Cinema: Ideology, Difference and Representation. London, England: Routledge, 2002.

Lamartine, Thérèse. Elles, cinéastes ad lib, 1895-1981. Montréal: Éditions du Remue-ménage, [1985?].

Melnyk, George. One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Monk, Katherine. Weird Sex & Snowshoes: And Other Canadian Film Phenomena. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001.

Morris, Peter. Embattled Shadows : A History of Canadian Cinema 1895-1939. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978.

The NFB Film Guide: The Productions of the National Film Board of Canada from 1939 to 1989. Editor-in-chief, Donald W. Bidd. Montréal: The Board, ©1991.

North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema since 1980. Edited by William Beard and Jerry White. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2002.

"100 Great and Glorious Years of Canadian Cinema." Take One. Vol. 5, no. 12 (Summer 1996), theme issue.

"100 Great and Glorious Years of Canadian Cinema - The Sequel." Take One. Vol. 5, no. 15 (Spring 1997), p. 24-39.

Pallister, Janis L. French-Speaking Women Film Directors: A Guide. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; Mississauga, Ontario: Associated University Presses, 1997.

Paepart, Lee. "Women in Canadian Film." Take One. Vol. 5, no. 12 (1996), p. 43.

Pratley, Gerald. A Century of Canadian Cinema: Gerald Pratley's Feature Film Guide, 1900 to the Present. Toronto: Lynx Images, 2003.

Pratley, Gerald. Torn Sprockets: The Uncertain Projection of the Canadian Film. Newark, New Jersey: University of Delaware Press; London, Ontario: Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1987.

Le répertoire des films de l'ONF : la production de l'Office national du film du Canada de 1939 à 1989. Editor-in-chief, Donald W. Bidd. Montréal: L'Office, ©1991.

Rist, Peter. Guide to the Cinema(s) of Canada. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Take One. [Toronto: DW Communications], 1992-.

Todd, Rose-Aimée. "Chronology of the Canadian Film Industry, 1893-1989." In Canadian Film and Video: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature / Film et vidéo canadiens : bibliographie analytique sur le cinema et la video. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, p. 1423-1444. French title: "Chronologie de l'industrie cinématographique canadienne de 1893 à 1989," p. 1445-1468.

The Wallflower Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Directors. Edited by Yoram Allon, Del Cullen and Hannah Patterson. London, Ontario: Wallflower, 2000.

Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television / Qui est qui au cinéma et à la télévision au Canada. 6th ed. Toronto: Global Press, 1999.

Women Filmmakers: Refocusing. Edited by Jacqueline Levitin, Judith Plessis and Valerie Raoul. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002.


Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. (accessed September 14, 2004). Celebrating the Past. (accessed September 14, 2004).

Canadian Women Film Directors Database (accessed March 19, 2009)

Cinémathèque québécoise. (accessed September 14, 2004).

The Film Reference Library. (accessed September 14, 2004).

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. (accessed September 14, 2004).

National Film Board of Canada. (accessed September 14, 2004).

Pulp and Dagger Fiction! Great Canadian Guide to the Movies (& TV). (accessed September 14, 2004).