Shelagh Carter


Shelagh Carter is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio as an Actress and Director, a Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's Directors Lab in Toronto. Night Travellers, her third short film, was a National Screen Institute Drama Prize winner in 2007. Her award winning 35 mm short, One Night, filmed as part of the Canadian Film Centre's Short Dramatic Film 2009 series, screened at several international film festivals. She has also won world festival recognition with her experimental narrative short films Canoe, Rifting/Blue and Is It My Turn. Shelagh's first feature film called Passionflower, the story of Sarah, an 11-year- old girl, forcing her family to come to terms with her mother's increasing mental instability, has earned film festival attention and honors. Her latest indie feature, Before Anything You Say, an innovative drama based on a true story, has been screened successfully in Europe and the US. Additional feature film projects include a psychological thriller in development called The Woman Who Swallowed West Hawk Lake, the recently filmed Chekhovian drama called Into Invisible Light, and the romantic comedy Love, Repeat featuring New York City. She is a recipient of the award, Women In the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module 2010, in collaboration with Women in Film Festival Vancouver.



Award winning Filmmaker Internationally. Please go to for further details.

  • Best Editing of a Feature Film

    For Before Anything You Say. MADRID International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain, July 2017.

  • Gold Remi Award, Experimental Film

    For Is It My Turn. WorldFest International Film Festival, Houston, USA. April 2014.

  • Jury Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Director

    For Passionflower. Prescott Film Festival, Prescott, Arizona, August, 2012.

  • Grand Remi Award Best Experimental Film

    For Canoe. WorldFest International Film Festival, Houston, USA. April 2011.

  • Best Manitoba Short Film

    For One Night. Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, July 2011.

  • Best Director

    For One Night. Soul 4 Reel Film Festival, USA, March 2011.

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