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Junna Chif

Film Production
Junna Chif

Earning accolades for skill and creative vision in film production

Junna Chif considered herself a filmmaker even before arriving at university. What her time at Concordia has offered is the chance to learn her craft in full. She’s been able to discover every part of filmmaking, including directing, producing, screenwriting, sound design and editing.

Junna is now getting some serious accolades for her skills and her creative vision. Her first short, Il fait beau aujourd’hui (It’s Beautiful Today), scored an award nomination in recognition of talent and achievement in the francophone film industry in Canada. Now her second film, Ms. Liliane, has taken the top prize in the student short live action category at Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, part of the Toronto International Film Festival. It continues to screen at major film festivals around the world.

Junna’s advice: Go ahead and make mistakes, and learn from them. “Take advantage of the space to experiment. Now is the time.

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