Christy Garland has directed award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary features and fiction shorts. Based in Toronto, she often co‐produces with the Nordic countries. Distributed worldwide, Garland’s films deliver strong dramatic development, poignant character transformation and universally felt themes. ‘The Bastard Sings The Sweetest Song’ (2012, Hot Docs, Sheffield a.o.) garnered rave reviews at its theatrical release, “echoing the work of Bresson and the Dardennes” (Globe & Mail). Her latest film ‘Cheer Up’ (2016, HotDocs, DOC NYC a.o) was called “a biting portrait of young womanhood” by Vice.