Nimisha Mukerji lands WIFT-T, DGC mentorship

The two-part annual program offers business and creative mentoring for an emerging Canadian female director.

Nimishi MukerjiWomen in Film and Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) has named Nimisha Mukerji as the recipient of the 2015 DGC Ontario Director Mentorship.

The producer and director – a former Bell Media National Fellowship recipient and Shaw Media-Hot Docs grantee – will participate in the two-part program, which aims to sharpen both the candidate’s creative skillset and their business savvy. The mentorship program is presented in partnership by WIFT-T and the Directors Guild of Canada.

Mukerji’s previous credits include the feature-length documentary 65_RedRoses, which was chosen for Oprah Winfrey’s Documentary Club on OWN; Blood Relatives, a feature that screened in competition at Hot Docs 2013 and picked up three Canadian Screen Awards nominations, including Best Direction in a Documentary Program and Best Social/Political Documentary; and Tempest Storm, a short fiction project.

The first part of the mentorship will see Mukerji participate in one-on-one meetings with industry professionals, aimed at honing her business credentials. In the second part of the program, Mukerji will be paired up with a DGC Ontario Director member who will give her guidance and instruction on various creative approaches to her work. Mukerji will also receive a 2015 TIFF Industry pass as part of the program.

Correction: An earlier revision of this story incorrectly spelled the recipient’s first name as Nimishi. The correct spelling is Nimisha. Playback regrets the error.