TORONTO — Director Mati Diop will receive the inaugural Mary Pickford Award supported by MGM Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Gala.
The award, named in honor of Toronto native Mary Pickford, recognizes an emerging female talent who is making groundbreaking strides in the industry. Pickford was the pioneering actor, producer and co-founder of United Artists. The honor is being established in conjunction with United Artists’ centennial this year.
The creation of the award follows TIFF’s continued commitment to championing women and diverse voices in front of and behind the camera. Continye reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.