Shane Belcourt

Shane Belcourt is a Métis filmmaker whose debut feature film, Tkaronto (the original Kanien’kéhaka/Mohawk term for Toronto), debuted at the imagineNative festival in 2007. His work frequently addresses Indigenous themes and his director credits include multiple episodes of the TV series Urban Native Girl; the feature film Red Rover; and the documentary Kaha:wi: The Cycle of Life, featuring Mohawk performer Tekaronhiáhkhwa Santee Smith. Belcourt was a TIFF Talent Lab participant, an IFC Mentorship Award recipient, and a Filmmaker in Residence at the Winnipeg Film Group. His father, Tony Belcourt, was the founding President of the Métis Nation of Ontario.