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Liz Cairns

director His Name is Willy; writer/director My Favourite Season, Withering Heights, Sad Bear

Liz Cairns is a director from Vancouver, BC and a graduate of the Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Her films have played at festivals internationally, including the TIFF, Austin Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Female Eye Film Festival and VIFF. Programmer Curtis Woloschukcommented on Liz’s ability to “elicit remarkable performances.“ In 2017, she was invited to the Berlinale Short Film Station develop her short film Animals Don’t Commit Suicide, which will go to camera in November 2017.

Liz’s most recent film, His Name is Willy, is a collaboration with award-winning screenwriter Kathleen Hepburn.