Jennifer Baichwal

Jennifer Baichwal has been directing and producing documentaries for over 20 years. Among other films, installations and lens-based projects, Jennifer has made ten feature documentaries which have played all over the world and won multiple awards nationally and internationally.  Some of the works include: Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles, The Holier It Gets, Manufactured Landscapes, Act of God, Payback, and Watermark

Most recently, Baichwal and de Pencier were co-directors of Long Time Running, a feature documentary on the Tragically Hip’s 2016 summer tour. The documentary, premiered at TIFF 2017, and was subsequently released by Elevation Pictures. The Anthropocene Project, Baichwal’s most recent collaboration with de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, debuted simultaneously at the Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada, a feature documentary film which premiered at TIFF 2018 before playing Sundance and Berlinale, an art book published by Steidl, and an educational program in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. 

Baichwal sits on the board of Swim Drink Fish Canada, and is a member of the Ryerson University School of Image Arts Advisory Council. She has been a Director of the Board of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2016, and is passionate ambassador of their Share Her Journey campaign, a five-year commitment to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera.