February 5, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Time: 5:30pm – 8pm (doors open at 5pm)

Location: CBC Vancouver (700 Hamilton St) in Studio 700

 Registration is closed, but there will be a rush line at the door.

Lisa Jackson, In Conversation with Lori Lozinski


Presented by Women in Film and Television Vancouver and the CMPA-BC, this event is the second in a series to engage and hear from senior creative women in screen based media.  


Initiated by producer Lynn Booth, the series presents conversations between women in leadership positions working in creative aspects of screen-based media: women whose stories inspire and inform and whose careers have had a positive social impact. We are very excited to have award-winning Anishinaabe multi-platform filmmaker Lisa Jackson here for this event, in an intimate conversation with Lori Lozinski (Violator Films). This 90-minute conversation will cover the highs and lows of Lisa’s career, such as her collaborations with Lori, the paths they have taken and the protocols they have learned and observed.   


With a background in documentary, Lisa Jackson expanded into fiction with SAVAGE, which won a Genie award for Best Short Film. She is known for her cross-genre projects including VR, animation, performance art film and a musical. Playback Magazine named her one of 10 to Watch and her work has played at festivals internationally, including Berlinale, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca, and London BFI, as well as airing on many networks in Canada.   

Her NFB VR work BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT premiered at Tribeca, has exhibited widely around the world, won a Canadian Screen Award, and was nominated for a Webby. TRANSMISSIONS, a 6000 square foot multimedia installation on the power of language, premiered in September 2019 at SFU's Milton Wong Theatre in Vancouver. UNEARTHED, a film component from the installation, was featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for Nuit Blanche.

 Her recent IMAX short film LICHEN is part of Outer Worlds, a commission project featuring the work of five artists including Michael Snow. In 2017 she co-directed the CBC Firsthand one-hour doc INDICTMENT: THE CRIMES OF SHELLY CHARTIER which won Best Doc at imagineNATIVE. 

In 2016, she directed the 360-degree film HIGHWAY OF TEARS for CBC Radio’s The Current and in 2015 she field directed 21 drama segments for the 8-part APTN/ZDF docudrama series 1491: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS, based on the best-selling book by Charles C. Mann, which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. 

 She was Director of the Gladue Video Project with Osgoode Hall Law School, programming consultant for Hotdocs, sits on the NFB's Indigenous Advisory Committee, and has been the Director Mentor for the National Screen Institute's IndigiDocs Program. She is Anishinaabe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, has a BFA in Film Production from SFU, an MFA from York University, and is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre's Directors Lab, TIFF Talent Lab, and IDFA Doc Summer School. She is a popular public speaker and media commentator, and has been featured on CBC radio’s The Current, The Globe and Mail, Now Magazine, The Georgia Straight and others. She's currently developing broadcast and film work in both fiction and documentary. See more at  


 Lori Lozinski is an award-winning filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC and the President of Violator Films Inc, an independent production company that has been telling maverick stories since 2007. She is recognized for producing socially-conscious character-driven stories with female creatives. 

Recent films include the Canada/Norway Co-Produced feature film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open that had its World Premiere at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. She also produced the documentary RETAKE that premiered on CBC Digital in the fall of 2018. In 2017, she Executive Produced the feature film Never Steady, Never Still written & directed by Kathleen Hepburn that premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards including Best Film. Lori also Produced the feature film Once There Was A Winter written & directed by Ana Valine that premiered at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival.  

Past productions include the CSA nominated CBC Kids series Scout & The Gumboot Kids that is a combination of stop motion, illustration and live action. In 2014, she produced the short film Intemperance, and Executive Produced the short documentary Bihttos that was selected as a TIFF Top Ten Short Film.  Additional productions include Season 1 of the 26-episode animated series, Packages from Planet X for DHX Media, Disney XD and Teletoon; Season 1 of the 13-part lifestyle series Eat St. for The Food Network, the live action feature film Sheltered Life and the 13-part animated series PUCCA for Studio B Productions and Jetix UK. In 2006, she Associate Produced the TV Movie LUNA: Spirit of the Whale for CTV, APTN and Peace Arch Entertainment and the feature length drama The Score, a musical adaptation of the award-winning play by Vancouver's Electric Company Theatre for CBC’s Opening Night. 

Lori has produced a number of short films including Savage directed by Lisa Jackson that won the 2010 Genie Award. She is an alumnus of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, the 2016 Trans Atlantic Co-Production Program, the 2012 Women In The Director’s Chair and the 2009 Rotterdam Lab.  


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The BC Producers Branch of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA-BC) is a non-profit trade organization that represents over 90 British Columbia companies engaged in the production, development and distribution of television, feature film, and digital media content.
The goal of CMPA-BC is to ensure the continued success of the independent production sector in British Columbia. We aim to ensure a future for content that is made by British Columbians for both Canadian and international audiences.
More specifically, CMPA-BC promotes the general interests of its members with all levels of government; negotiates and manages labour agreements with guilds and unions; and undertakes a variety of industry and export development initiatives to build the capacity of BC based companies.