Bonnie Thompson - Producer / Consultant
Veteran producer Bonnie has worked with the National Film Board for three decades - collaborating with film/media makers on documentary, animation, and interactive projects. She now produces independently with her company, Dreaming Bird Productions. Her work screened nationally and internationally at festivals and on big and small screens and has been awarded multiple prestigious awards including a 2006 Genie Award for Best Documentary feature for the doc Radiant City; a nomination for the 2012 Academy Award for the animated short Wildlife; the 2016 Hot Docs Audience Award, Best Documentary Award at ImagiNative and TIFF People's Choice Award all for the feature doc Angry Inuk.
The PBS NOVA documentary Transplanting Hope was nominated for an Emmy. The feature doc Two Worlds Colliding, won
the 2005 Gemini Award for Best Documentary and the feature nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up was the Opening Night film at Hot Docs 2019, and winner of Hot Docs Best Canadian Documentary and 2020 CSA Best Feature Length Documentary.
Thompson's work always has a strong social issue component and pushes boundaries in both form and content. She was recognized by the AMPIA in 2018 with a Lifetime Achievement Award.