Amar Wala

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Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted and Documentary
  • Interested In:   Directing TV For Hire


Amar’s debut feature The Secret Trial 5 received the Emerging Filmmaker Jury Award at Hot Docs, and the Magnus Isacsson Award at RIDM. Often using his cinema to deconstruct notions of race and identity, Amar has also directed series for CBC, Viceland and the newly opened Shopify Studios. He is currently Director and Consulting Producer of CBC’s acclaimed Arts series IN THE MAKING.

In the community, Amar served as the Chair of the Images Festival from 2015-2018, and he recently received the 2018 VANGUARD Award from the Documentary Organization of Canada.