Helene Klodawsky has been writing and directing feature length documentary and narrative films for almost 30 years. Her films have been screened and televised around the world, and have received more than 25 honours, including awards from the Academy of Canadian Cinema, Hot Docs, Les Rendez-vous du Cinema Quebecois, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Mannheim International Film Festival. Painted Landscapes of the Times (1986), Shoot and Cry (1988),Motherland (1994), What If (1998),Undying Love (2002), No More Tears Sister (2005), Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009) are among her best known films.
Helene is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Reviews and articles about Helene’s work have appeared in many periodicals, including The Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, Newsweek International, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, La Presse, Nouvelle Observateur, The Independent, BBC News Service, Hindu Times, Asian Tribune, Art In America, Art Forum and Chatelaine.
Helene Klodawsky is a member of Doc Organization, the Writer’s Guild of Canada, Réalisatrices Équitables, and the Director’s Guild of Canada.