Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta by Ryan Emberley

On Sunday, September 9th (2012) Birks held an event to celebrate Canadian women in film at the Shangri-La Hotel.

The afternoon event welcomed more than 300 guest and was held in partnership with the Shangri-La, Toronto, and Telefilm Canada.

Birks presented gifts to seven honourees, which included:  Canadian directors Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, Manon Briand, Anita Doron, Deepa Mehta, Kate Melville and Ruba Nadda as well as  TIFF Executive Director and COO Michèle Maheux.

Also in attendance: Salman Rushdie, Ben & Jessica Mulroney, Piers Handling, Emily Hampshire, and Gabrielle Miller.

Photography by Ryan Emberley