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Valerie Buhagiar Writer /Director/ Producer

(2023) The Dogs (Feature, Canada) director
Winner, Best Female Director, 2023 Montreal International Film Festival

(Jan. 2021) Carmen (Feature Drama Canada/ Malta) writer/director

 (Dec. 2018) It’s Hard to be Human (HD, Feature Drama, RT: 85 min) writer/director/producer Cinequest International Film Festival, San Jose California, FESC Argentina, FEFF Toronto (Best Canadian Feature), Distribution with Highball TV

(Feb. 2017) Life Coach (TV trailer) writer/director

(March 2017) The Fall of Grace (NTS Short) writer/director

(May 2017) Shadowing James Genn on Private Eyes

(June 2017) Black Hole (Music Video) for Joey Wright writer/director

(Aug. 2014) The Anniversary (HD, feature drama, RT:85 min.)

Role: writer/director/producer

-Cinefest International Film Festival, Cinequest International Film Festival, (Best Feature Narrative – Comedy), Female Eye International film Festival, New Delhi Women’s film Festival, Buffalo New York International Film Festival (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film – honourable mention), Mongrel Media Distribution (Canada) , Global Genesis Group (distribution USA)

(May 2014) Anais Nin (Opera)
Role: video artist
-Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music

(2011/12/13/March 2014 )Apology (Dance/Theatre) Role: video artist
-Artist Studios in Buffalo

(May 2012 – June 2013) Peter and Valerie (theatre)
Role: co-writer/co-director/co-producer/performer
-developed and performed through the National Theatre, UK and The Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ottawa

(Sept. 2010) Small, Stupid and Insignificant (HD and Super 8mm, Drama, RT:44 min.)

 Role: writer/director/producer
-The EU Film Festival (representing Malta),
- Winner of the Best Experimental Drama Award at the 2011 The Female Eye Film Festival

(2009) Tell Us the Truth Josephine – a bitter immigrant story (16mm and Super 8mm, Drama, RT: 16min)

Role: writer/director/producer
-Dawson City Film Festival, Toronto’s Rehab Festival, BAM Sudbury, Lab Cab

-Broadcast on the Zero Channel, Independent shorts,
-Winner of the Best Experimental Drama Award at the 2009 The Female Eye Film Festival

(2007) Omneya Wish (16mm, music video, 5 min.) Role: writer/director

(2005) Pictures From Home (16mm, dance piece, 5 min.) Role: writer/director

(1998) L’amour L’amour Shut the Door Por Favor (16 mm, drama, 10 min.)

Role: writer/director/producer
-TIFF, VIFF, Sudbury Cinefest, Portugal, Atlantic Film Festival, Calgary Film Festival, Parkdale Rehab,

(1997) C.O.R.E (16mm, PSA, 5 min.) Role: writer/director
-used for fundraising

(1997) Raging Dreams (16mm, documentary, 10min.)

Role: writer/director
- piece for Theatre Gargantua

(1997) Colin Linden (16mm, bio pic, 5 min.)

Role: writer/director/producer

-a bio pic for the Toronto Arts Awards recipient -North by North East film Festival

(1996) One Day I Stood Still (35mm, drama, 11 min.)

Role: writer/director/producer
-TIFF, VIFF, Sudbury Cinefest, Atlantic, Karlov Vary, Mennheim, CIFF, Housten, -Bravo television, Czech television, CBC television

(1994) The Passion of Rita Camilleri (16mm, drama, 24 min.)

Role: writer/director/producer

-TIFF, VIFF, Locarno, Karlov Vary, MOMA, NYC, Atlantic, Malta, Columbus, Chicago, Newfoundland, Housten

-Best film (Golden Knight Award) - Malta

-Silver Plaque Award - Chicago Film Festival

-Golden Plaque Award – Chicago Television Production

-Best Music – Atlantic Film Festival

-Gemini Nomination – for best music

-Honorary Mention – New York Film Festival

-Honorary Mention – Columbus Film Festival


-KM Hunter award nomination for my work in Film(2017)

-WIDC SIM 0.2 scholarship participant (2014)

-FEFF 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 jury member

-TIFF 2013 Director’s Talent Lab

-FEFF 2013 jury member

-TIFF 2012 juror for Canadian Films

-WIFT 2012 script incubator
- Banff Arts Center – Interrarium – full scholarship participant

- Women in the Director’s Chair – career module participant

- Centauri Arts Camp - Program director - acting for film

-NSI Film Camp
- Team Leader/Acting Coach - guiding teens to making film

- sat on many panels for acting and filmmaking in Canada and overseas

 - taught workshops Director/Actor relationship