Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger formed pUNK Films in 2003 with a 'nothing is impossible' manifesto. Since 2008, Ingrid has directed six narrative fiction feature films, Only (2008), Modra (2010), I Am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person (2011), The Animal Project (2013), He Hated Pigeons (2015), Porcupine Lake (2017), and one feature documentary, The World or Nothing (2019), with premieres at festival worldwide including, TIFF, Rotterdam, Slamdance, Busan and Hot Docs. In addition to directing, Ingrid has produced features with Charles Officer (Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)), Anais Granofsky (Re-Generation (2004)), Peter Mettler (Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002), The End of Time (2012)). She is the winner of the TFCA Jay Scott Prize, EDA Award for Best Director, and the Women's International Film & Television Showcase (WIFTS) International Visionary Award. Ingrid is a filmmaking mentor at the Canadian Film Centre and full-time faculty in Cinema and Media Arts at York University in Toronto. She has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, Rotterdam Lab, and the inaugural TIFF Studio. In 2014, Ingrid initiated the pUNK Films Femmes Lab to foster more competitive feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Ingrid continues to champion gender parity in the entertainment industry.
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