37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Shelley Niro Headshot

Shelley Niro


Shelley Niro is a painter, photographer, and filmmaker. Niro is a member of the Turtle Clan, Bay of Quinte Mohawk Six Nations Grand River Reserve. She is an honorary elder in the Indigenous Curatorial Collective. In 2017 Niro was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Governor General Award in Visual Art, the Reveal Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Dreamcatcher’s Visual Award, and the Scotiabank Photography Award. Niro received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design University and in June of 2023, received an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Western Ontario. In 2020 Niro was presented with the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award from the Ontario Arts Foundation.

Film: Café Daughter