Ama MacDonald

Ama MacDonald



Ama MacDonald is a multi-award-winning director, producer and writer of documentary, feature and short films. She has been working in the film industry for over 20 years, and her credits include award-winning short films, feature films, television shows and commercials.

Ama was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. She attended the University of Toronto where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in film studies. She subsequently attended the American Film Institute for her master’s degree in directing.

Ama’s first feature documentary, “The Unforgotten” (2009), earned her a number of awards, including the prestigious Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary in Canada. The film follows the story of a group of women who have been forgotten by their communities, and it offers a unique perspective on the lives of these marginalized women.

In 2010, Ama directed and produced her second feature documentary, “The Heart of the World”. The film follows the story of a young girl who travels from Mexico to the U.S. in search of a better life. The film earned her a Genie Award and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Ama has also directed several short films. Her first short, “Lost and Found” (2014), won the Best Short Film award at the Canadian Film Festival. Her second short, “The Gift” (2015), won two awards at the Atlantic Film Festival.

In addition to her work as a director, Ama is also an accomplished producer and writer. She has produced several short films and television shows, and she recently wrote the script for the upcoming feature film “The Good Human”.

Ama is an inspirational figure in the film industry, and she has been praised for her originality and creativity. She is an advocate for the empowerment of women, and she is committed to telling stories that are relevant and meaningful to her audiences.

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