Danishka Esterhazy

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Danishka Esterhazy
Danishka Esterhazy.jpg
Born 1969
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Writer, director
Known for Black Field, Alexis Kochan, Sara Canning
Website danishkaesterhazy.com

Danishka Esterhazy (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian screenwriter and film director.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Esterhazy is well known for her haunting stories based female-driven films. Her debut feature, Black Field, won the Best Feature Drama award at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival and the Best Canadian Feature award at Toronto's Female Eye Film Festival.[3]

Esterhazy's films have screened in festivals and theaters and around the world including the Rome International Film Festival, the Puchon International Film Festival in South Korea, the Short Film Festival of India, La Maison Rouge in Paris and Kölner Filmhaus in Germany.[4]

Her films have been broadcast on CBC Television, Bravo and Super Channel. Danishka is also a recipient of the prestigious Kodak New Vision Award for Most Promising Female Canadian Director awarded by Women in Film and Television Toronto. She also won the UBC Creative Writing Award for Best Screenplay at the 2015 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.[5]

Education[edit]

Esterhazy graduated from the Canadian Film Centre and the National Screen Institute.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2002 Embowered short
2003 Endings
2004 Threefold short video
2005 The Snow Queen short
2006 Protection short
2009 The Red Hood short
2009 Infectious short
2009 Black Field
2010 Suddenly Ever After
2011 Where the Funny Comes From TV series
2011 The Trials of Rasputin
2011 Bullies – Not Cool! TV series
2012 Fallen short
2013 H and G post-production
Year Title Notes
2004 Threefold short video
2005 The Snow Queen short
2006 Protection short
2009 The Red Hood short
2009 Infectious short
2009 Black Field
2012 Fallen short
2013 H and G post-production
Producer
  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
  • Embowered (2002)
  • Fancy, Fancy Being Rich (2002)
  • Threefold (2004)
  • Protection (2006)
  • Infectious (2009)
  • Fallen (2009)
  • H and G (2013)
Editor
  • Threefold (2004)
  • Protection (2006)
  • Young Ligaw (2011)
  • Bullies – Not Cool! (2011)
  • Fallen (2012)

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result
2010 Toronto Female Eye Film Festival Best Canadian Feature for: Black Field Won
2013 Women in Film and Television International Most Promising Female Canadian Director Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INDY FILMMAKING – DIRECTING with DANISHKA ESTERHAZY". Winnipeg Film Group. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ King, Randall (28 May 2010). "Gothic girls". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Danishka Esterhazy" (in Italian). Thriller magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Manitoban Gothic". The Uniter. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "DANISHKA ESTERHAZY WINS UBC CREATIVE WRITING AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY". ReelWest. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "WAG Screening Danishka Esterhazy Films". wag.ca. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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