Christy Garland is based in Toronto, but has been working a lot in the Nordic countries. Her award-winning feature documentary THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG was a Canadian/Danish co-production and premiered at Hot Docs and Sheffield DocFest in 2012. The theatrical premiere in Toronto garnered rave reviews: the Globe and Mail called it "unclassifiable, a love story between a filmmaker and her subjects, echoing the work of Bresson and the Dardennes"; Film Threat - "the most poignant true story ever told", National Post - "heart shattering" and Now Magazine called it "cinematic gold." Her latest film CHEER UP, a Finnish/Canadian co-production, premiered at HotDocs 2016 to great reviews and sold out screenings.
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2016 (AOL Charitable Foundation Award)