"What appeals most to me about my job is the creativity, imagining things then translating them into images."
Canadas international film distribution generates $750 million in revenue annually.
you want to get into the film industry, take some direction from Vali
Fugulin. Vali is a director of documentaries and short films. She was
motivated to make films as the ultimate creative expression. While being
a director is very creative, it also requires business sense. Unless you
have a big team behind you, there is a great deal of time spent on organization,
funding submissions, budgets, contracts and personalities.
Did you know? Canadians spend $440 million a year at the box office.
Vali encourages other women to enter the film industry. She says its important that women express themselves through film so everyone can benefit from the female point of view. It gives the world a chance to see life in a different way. Vali isnt sure what she wants to do in the future, but she does know that she wants to stay involved with the creative side of the business.
a lot of work that goes into just getting ready to film. Once the prep
work is complete itís finally time to shoot. Shooting can be simple or
extravagant depending on if youíre producing a fictional film or trying
to capture reality with a documentary.
Education: DEC in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a specialization in cinema; 2 year film program at INIS (Image and Sound National Institute)
Hobbies: Her new baby Leo