Jacquelyn Mills is a Director, Editor and DOP originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In 2008 she completed her studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema graduating with Best Film. She has won numerous awards for her work since, including Best New Canadian Director (Montreal World Festival), Best Cinematography (TIFF, Sichuan), Best Film (enRoute), and was named Montréal Mirror’s NoiseMaker in Film. Her short film Leaves was accepted into Cannes 2013 with Telefilm’s program Not Short on Talent.
Jacquelyn has also worked with the non-profit organization Wapikoni Mobile as a filmmaking mentor in First Nations communities, as well as Editor, Director, DOP for National Film Board of Canada, Grassfire Films, Metafilms, GSM Project, GreenGround Productions and Art & Essai.
Jacquelyn is currently releasing her first feature-length film In the Waves, an expressive documentary following her grandmother’s journey in coming to terms with the end-of-life. In the Waves had its world premiere at Visions du Réel 2017, was awarded Best Documentary, Best Edit at Atlantic International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at New Hampshire International Film Festival and Best Medium Length Canadian Documentary at Montréal International Documentary Film Festival.