Director Bosa Centre for Film & Anim.
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts

604.986.1911 ext. 3700
Bosa Building, room BC245


MFA, Film Production, University of British Columbia, 2016.

BA, English, Thompson Rivers University, 2009.

Diploma, Aboriginal Film & Television, Capilano College, 2004.

"Develop opportunities to inspire Indigenous traditional teaching methodologies into contemporary curriculum as a means to innovate learning and decolonize the concept of education."


Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) (MFA, University of British Columbia, 2016) has 15 years experience in the film industry and 33 years experience in teaching. She has an extensive background working in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centers.

Manuel comes from a long line of oral historians and factual storytellers from her First Nations traditional background. She is a founder of the Tricksters and Writers program and has won many film industry and education leadership awards in the community. She is on the Board of Directors for Knowledge Network and Moving Images Distribution.

The importance of recording factual story is essential for the preservation of culture and language. The telling of story empowers the visionary with voice. Everyone has a story to tell. Teaching the invaluable skills of media technology, story development and producing ensures that voice is heard and culture and language is shared. I appreciate contributing to this process.

2019: Unceded Chiefs, Writer/Director/Producer.

2015: The Fast, Writer/Director/Producer.

2014: Freedom Babies, Writer/Director/Producer.

2013: Lucky Spirits, Writer/Director/Producer.

2012: These Walls, Writer/Director/Art Director.

Spotlight Award, Woman of the Year Women in Film & Television, 2019.

Leadership Award, Native Education College, 2019

Reveal Indigenous Art Award, Hnatyshyn Foundation, 2017.

Documentary Filmmaking, H. Norman Lidster Prize, 2014.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Fellowship, 2013.

Spotlight Award, Leadership in Education Women in Film & Television, 2012.

Academic Metal, Governor General of Canada, 2004.