Christine Buijs

Christine is a director and director of photography based in Toronto.  Her background in photography and theatre meant a natural shift into filmmaking was inevitable.  As a photographer, she focused on the entertainment and fashion industries, capturing compelling portraits of subjects including Catherine Hardwicke, Karen Black, and Laura Vandervoort.  Her diverse portfolio includes numerous short films, music videos, corporate videos, feature films, and tv series.  Her recent projects include Orchid (directed by Molly Flood), Golden Boys (directed by Jill Riley), Lady Stardust (directed by Erin Cardiff), Thelma (directed by Bethany Kaster), and Charlie (directed by Lesley Johnson).  She is an affiliate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.  

As a director, she is equally driven.  Her early short films Bodymax and Queen of Clubs received both festival and online attention.  She is a graduate of Women in the Director’s Chair program at the Banff Centre (2013), was a recipient of the NSI Drama Prize (2014), and was a finalist for the Cayle Chernin Award in Media Arts (2015).  Her short film Divorce Photographer has played at numerous festivals and garnered awards and attention worldwide including Calgary, Whistler, and HollyShorts, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Canadian Film Fest in 2016 before selling to Air Canada.  She recently attended the Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab (2016), and shadowed on Season 2 of the hit Disney show Backstage.   She is currently developing several feature film projects, as well as a new short and half hour comedy.  


Special Jury Prize, Canadian Film Fest, 2016
Finalist, Kayla Chernin Award in Media Arts, 2015
NSI Drama Prize, 2014


Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Affiliate Member
Film Fatales, Toronto Chapter, Associate Member