2023 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient



Lisa Jackson looking directly at the camera. She is leaning her chin on her hand. The background is out of focus and has shadows on the wall. Black and white portraitLisa Jackson (she/her) is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists, whose work bridges genres and was recognized by the DOC Institute Vanguard Award in 2020. She’s screened at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Berlinale, Hot Docs Festival, Tribeca Festival, and London BFI; and has shown widely on television, in museums, galleries, and educational settings. Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier won the 2017 imagineNATIVE Best Documentary Award and is one of the top-watched docs on Canada’s national broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Her Webby-nominated VR Biidaaban: First Light was exhibited internationally to 25,000+ people and won her a second Canadian Screen Award. Her VR Highway of Tears was nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists Award. In 2020, she launched Door Number 3 Productions, which is currently in post-production on the feature Wilfred Buck, winner of the Hot Docs Canadian Forum Pitch Prize.

She is of mixed Anishinaabe (Aamjiwnaang) and settler descent, has an MFA in Film Production from York University, and lives in Toronto. She’s been widely featured in the media, is a well-known advocate for Indigenous screen sovereignty, and is an alumna of the TIFF Talent and Writers Labs, IDFAcademy Summer School, and Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab.