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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1978 - 29 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1978

Nadia DeFranco lives in Toronto and she has spina bifida. This film follows her through some of her daily activities as she goes to school, works with her therapists, visits her relatives and lives life with her family.

Original Title I'LL FIND A WAY
Category Official Competition
Festival Awards Special Prize (1978)
Section Official Competition
Tipology Short Film, Documentary
Duration 26'
Production Year 1977
Nationality Canada
Directed by Beverly Shaffer

 regista beverly shafferBEVERLY SHAFFER

Beverly Shaffer is a filmmaker in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shaffer spent the bulk of her professional career with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), directing short documentaries and dramas, including I'll Find a Way, a documentary about a young girl with spina bifida which won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Shaffer won more than forty international awards with the National Film Board. She joined the NFB's newly created women's studio, Studio D, in 1975 after her proposal for a series of short documentaries about children was approved by Studio D head Kathleen Shannon. The ten films in her Children of Canada series included the Oscar-winner I'll Find a Way.