Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Shelley Thompson
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Shelley Thompson


Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Thompson trained at: RADA (UK), Canadian Film Centre (Screenwriting 2015), Women In The Directors Chair (Story and Leadership 2016/17) and was recently 1of 12 screenwriters selected for the NY Writers Lab 2018 (supported by Meryl Streep/Nicole Kidman) for her feature script DAWN, HER DAD & THE TRACTOR. 

Recipient of Geminis/ACTRA nominations/awards for film/TV performances: THE CHILD REMAINS (ACTRA Award 2018) TRAILER PARK BOYS (Gemini) and recently,  Outstanding Performance by an Actress at FIN (2018) for her role in Thom Fitzgerald’s feature – SPLINTERS.

Her shorts screen internationally: PEARLS has won accolades (Audience choice, Best Short) and played at over 30 festivals. Her latest, DUCK DUCK GOOSE  premiered at FIN (2018 Halifax International Film Festival) where it won BEST ATLANTIC SHORT and was recently one of Telefilm Canada’s Not Short On Talent picks for the international short festival at Clermont-Ferrand 2019.

Proud to be the recipient of this year’s 250K (Can) Women In the Director’s Chair Feature Film award for DAWN, HER DAD & THE TRACTOR.