Carmen Pollard is a Canadian filmmaker and editor, focused on stories that centre underrepresented voices and perspectives within the arts, social and climate justice. She’s drawn to sensorial storytelling and finding new aesthetic ways of exploring the boundaries between truth, memory and fiction. Her award-winning work has been broadcast throughout North America, has screened theatrically, on Netflix, and at festivals worldwide.
Carmen directed the feature-length documentary For Dear Life which was nominated for Best Social/ Political film at Yorkton and for the Colin Low Best Canadian Documentary award at DOXA. As an editor and creative director for post-production, Carmen’s work on Ninth Floor was recognized in the 2016 TIFF Top Ten and received a Leo nomination for Best Picture Editing. Carmen was up for an Emmy for Best Visual Effects on the Showtime Comedy series Dead Like Me, a Gemini for Best Picture Editing on the NFB feature Citizen Sam, and she won a Leo for Best Picture Editing on the essay feature Dirt. Her work as a story consultant and editor on Because We Are Girls premiered at Hot Docs and opened DOXA in 2019. Most recently, Carmen directed and produced the Knowledge Network shorts series Dancehalls, Deejays & Distortion showcasing at festivals, on television and VOD.