Speaker Simone Urdl

Speaker Simone Urdl


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Simone Urdl

Co-Founder/Producer

The Film Farm

Simone Urdl is an established Canadian producer, and co-founder of the production company The Film  Farm. She has a reputation for producing uniquely original films with vision and integrity, including such  acclaimed films as the Academy Award© nominated/Golden Globe winning Away From Her (Sarah  Polley), Venice winner Redacted (Brian De Palma), Foxfire (Laurent Cantet), Daydream Nation (Michael  Goldbach), and ImagineNATIVE winner Falls Around Her (Darlene Naponse). Simone has worked with  Atom Egoyan for over two decades, producing his films Adoration, Chloe, The Captive (all three premiered  in Cannes Competition) and Guest of Honour(Venice 2019). 

Her most recent projects include the Norway-Canada-Germany-Denmark coproduction The Middle Man (Bent Hamer), and The Last Letter From Your Lover, based on the book by Jojo Moyes and directed by Augustine Frizzell, with StudioCanal, Blueprint  Pictures and Netflix (currently streaming). 

Simone is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, The Academy of Canadian Cinema and  Television and the Producers Roundtable of Ontario. She sits on the Screen Advisory Committee for Ontario Creates. Simone holds a BA (Honours) in Film Studies from Queen’s University.


Speaking on: Open for opportunities: what’s next in modern coproductions; Post-session Chatroom: Open for opportunities: what’s next in co-productions

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