Telefilm Canada and Birks partnered for the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film. This year’s honourees reflected Canada’s rich talent and the diversity of our storytellers from coast-to-coast-to-coast, including Talent to Watch alumna Jasmin Mozaffari.

About Jasmin Mozaffari: Jasmin is an emerging director, is an award-winning Toronto-based writer/director who studied Film at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. A number of her short films including Firecrackers (2013), Wave (2015), and sleep on the tracks (2017) screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and numerous other festivals across Europe and the US. Her debut feature film Firecrackers, based on the short, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, and won Best Film in Competition at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

The film went on to win 2 Canadian Screen Awards in 2019 including the award for Achievement in Direction. Variety proclaimed Jasmin as a “major talent” and Firecrackers was named a The New York Times Critic’s Pick in 2019.

“I have a lot owed to the Talent Fund and Telefilm because they funded Firecrackers, my first feature. And that feature is basically a launching point for my career which was played at the Toronto International Film Festival and travelled around the world, winning awards – and now I can call myself a working director who have opportunities both here and in the United States.”