Gabrielle Zilkha
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Gabrielle Zilkha is an award-winning independent film director with experience in long and short-form documentaries, scripted shorts and branded content. Gabrielle has worked with CBC, Shaftesbury, Hollywood Suite, OUTtv and Vision TV. Most recently she co-created the ballroom competition digital series CBX: A Canadian Ballroom Extravaganza (CBC Gem 2022). Her credits include writing and directing the essay-driven pop culture documentary Queering the Script (2019, Outfest - Special Programming Award) about the rise of queer fandom and LGBTQ+ representation on TV. Prior to this, she directed the feature documentary and its accompanying interactive project Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana (2016) about a small lost Jewish tribe in rural Ghana. Her short comedy, Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny (2013), was shortlisted for the Iris Prize and the recipient of multiple audience and jury awards. 

Gabrielle’s work has been lauded for its mix of heart and humour and reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Indiewire, and other notable media outlets.

Passionate about equity and social justice, Gabrielle is deeply involved in equity and inclusion efforts in the entertainment industry in Canada where she has developed career training programs for POV, IMPACT, CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals and the Trans Film Mentorship.