Jeff Barnaby

Jeff Barnaby was born and raised on the rural Mi’gMaq reserve of Listuguj Quebec. A composer, writer, and director, Barnaby has won several awards for his artwork, poetry, short stories and films. His first short film, From Cherry English (2005), won two Golden Sheaf awards and played in dozens of festivals, including Sundance, Tribecca, Fantasia, Vancouver International Film Fest and the Atlantic International Film Fest. He has also created such acclaimed short films as The Colony (2007) and File Under Miscellaneous (2010). Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), his first feature, won the Tribeca 2012 Creative Promise Award for Narrative, was produced in association with the Canadian Film Centre, and premiered at TIFF. He has been nominated for a Genie Award, and was named Best Director of a Canadian Film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle in 2014. In 2015, Barnaby was one of four Indigenous directors invited to participate in the NFB documentary Souvenir. His contribution was the short film Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down).

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