The 11 Di­a­mond Trib­ute hon­ourees will be cel­e­brated at a VIP event dur­ing the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val on Septem­ber 12. Go to EL­LE­Canada. com/tiff for our red-car­pet cov­er­age of the event.

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Emma Donoghue ( in­ab­sen­tia)

What she does now An award-win­ning writer who turned her novel Room into an Oscar-nom­i­nated screen­play. What she’d like her legacy to be “I hope I’ve contributed to do­ing away with the stereo­type that a nov­el­ist is the worst per­son to adapt her own book!”

April Mullen

What she does now A di­rec­tor who just shot the all-fe­male-crewed Be­low Her Mouth. What she’d like her legacy to be “I want to make films that reach peo­ple’s hearts and leave a last­ing im­print that will change their lives.”

Trac ey Deer

What she does now A Mo­hawk film and doc di­rec­tor who has won two Gem­i­nis. What she’d like her legacy to be “I want to build bridges be­tween Cana­di­ans and my com­mu­nity. For my peo­ple, I want bet­ter—I want my work to make them talk, think and feel big­ger.”

Chris­tine Horne

What she does now A Cana­dian Screen Award-win­ning stage, film and TV ac­tress. What she’d like her legacy to be “I’d like to be able to look at my body of work and be proud. I’d like to feel I had some choice in it and not be em­bar­rassed.”

Marie Vien

What she does now A screen­writer whose de­but, La Pas­sion d’Au­gus­tine, won top prize at this year’s Gala du Cinéma Québé­cois. What she’d like her legacy to be “I want to write re­ally strong fe­male char­ac­ters. I love that.”

Jen­nifer Podem­ski

What she does now An ac­tress and pro­ducer who has ap­peared in films like Em­pire of Dirt and shows like The Rez. What she’d like her legacy to be “I want peo­ple to think in a cir­cle, be­cause a cir­cle can breathe and ex­pand.”

Ann Shin

What she does now A doc­u­men­tar­ian film­maker whose film My Enemy, My Brother was short­listed for an Oscar nom in 2016. What she’d like her legacy to be “I’d like to in­spire peo­ple to think broadly about how a story can be told, from doc to dig­i­tal me­dia to fic­tion.”

Léa Pool

What she does now A di­rec­tor with over 30 years in the in­dus­try and 19 films to her credit. What she’d like her legacy to be “I’d like my legacy to be that you can make a ca­reer as a woman— that it’s pos­si­ble.”

Amanda Crew

What she does now An ac­tress cur­rently ap­pear­ing on TV’s Sil­i­con Val­ley. What she’d like her legacy to be “I hope I can give younger girls the courage to be who they are in­stead of try­ing to live up to this idea of what so­ci­ety says we’re sup­posed to be.”

Ann Marie Fleming

What she does now She’s the di­rec­tor of over 30 films, in­clud­ing 2016’s Win­dow Horses, a visual artist and the an­i­ma­tor be­hind the “Stick­girl” char­ac­ter. What she’d like her legacy to be “World peace.”

Caro­line Dhav er­nas

What she does now Pre­vi­ously on Han­ni­bal, this ac­tress is cur­rently star­ring in the Que­bec show Blue Moon. What she’d like her legacy to be “I want to know that I took risks. In this busi­ness, we’re al­ways try­ing to copy work from else­where.”

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