Jacquelyn Mills is a Filmmaker and Editor originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. In 2008 she completed her studies at the prestigious 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 worked since 2011 with the non-profit organization Wapikoni Mobile as a filmmaking mentor in northern indigenous communities. She has also worked as Editor for NFB, GSM Project, Grassfire Films, GreenGround Productions, Metafilms and Art & Essai.
Jacquelyn just completed her most recent project In the Waves, which she shot, ditected, edited and sound designed. The film follows her grandmother’s journey in coming to terms with the end-of-life as she searches for meaning in the natural world around her. In the Waves had its world premiere at Visions du Réel 2017.