Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Brigitte Berman
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Brigitte Berman


Brigitte Berman


Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out in America

German born Brigitte Berman is an Academy Award-winning producer/director/writer who graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she studied English and Film. She was also a resident in writing and directing at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre.

Berman has worked in the film and television industry for over 20 years, producing and directing more than 100 documentaries, both independently and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. A number of her documentaries have won major international awards.

Brigitte has also written, produced, and directed theatrical and television feature dramas. Her film, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, opened in theatres across Canada in 2010, and was showcased at major international film festivals, as well as at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. Her filmography includes BIX: ‘Ain’t None of Them Play Like Him Yet,’ the Academy Award-winning Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got, and The Circle Game.