Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid Veninger has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Busan and MoMA in New York. She has received retrospectives of her work at the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Canada) and FEMCine (Santiago, Chile). She has been the recipient of the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for 'Best Director', and the Jay Scott Prize presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association.
A member of the Directors Guild of Canada and participant in the inaugural TIFF Studio, Berlinale Talents, and Rotterdam Producers Lab, Ingrid has been a mentor at the Canadian Film Centre and Screenwriter-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. An advocate for gender parity, she launched the pUNK Films Femmes Lab in 2014, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo.
Currently, Ingrid is in development on three feature film projects, supported by Telefilm Canada. She is an assistant professor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.