The inaugural From Our Dark Side was announced in January 2015.
The winners were selected by a jury that included director/producer/actor Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary, Continuum) director/producer Rachel Talalay (Dr. Who, Nightmare on Elm Street), L.A.-based The Allegiance Theater’s VP of Development Carly Norris (previously with Vertigo Entertainment on films such as Godzilla, The Strangers, the Uninvited and Quarantine), Director of Montreal’s Frontičres International Co-Production Market focusing on genre film Lindsay Peters, and Super Channel Creative Development Executive Maureen Levitt.
Top 5 Winners
Lindsey McNeill, Edmonton, AB, Gillian's Just Right
- Selected for Creative Minds Program, Cannes Film Festival 2015 for her film project Gillian's Just Right
Gloria Ui Young Kim, Toronto, ON, Deception
- Winner of the 2016 Women in the Directors Chair national award worth $190,000 for the feature film Debra and Mona
Carleen Kyle, Vancouver, BC, Interspecies Family Therapy
- Selected for Created By Women Pitch Sessions at Frontieres Film Market 2018
Kate Lingley, Vancouver, BC, In the Same Vein
Shereen Jerrett, Winnipeg, MA, The Woman Upstairs