Virginia Abramovich

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Virginia Abramovich is a Canadian director and writer making her feature directorial debut with the sci-fi, love thriller Between Waves. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre's directing residency, Virginia has directed both film and television. Her award winning short films have played in major festivals worldwide and have been broadcast on CBC, IFC and Bravo. Her political documentary Little Questions screened at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva and her co-written script Dirty Dishes won best screenplay at the Female Eye Film Festival. Virginia's television directing credits include Dino Dana and Playdate for Sinking Ship Entertainment, Opie's Home for Marble Media and Fishheads for Fifth Ground Entertainment.

Early life and education[edit]

Abramovich's decision to become a filmmaker was influenced by her father, a photographer. She would frequently help him with his projects, which caused her to become interested in filmmaking.[1][2]

She attended York University, where she studied mass communications and politics, after which she attended Seneca College where she focused on creative advertising. She then attended Humber College, where she pursued an interest in digital multi-media. She also attended the Canadian Film Centre, where she was a part of the director’s lab and WIDC story and leadership program.[2][3]


Her films Little Questions, a documentary that was presented at the headquarters of the United Nations,[1] and Lunchbox Loser are both award winning films. “Little Questions” won two awards in 2015, one of them being the Platinum Remi in 2015 at the worldfest Houston film festival, and the other, the Accolade Global Film Competition Award for children/family programming. Moreover, Abramovich’s other film Lunchbox Loser won multiple awards at different festivals between the United States of America and Canada, most notably one being Best Children’s Short at the Manhattan Film Festival in 2014, and another being Best Short Comedy at the worldfest Houston film festival in 2014, all this before winning Best Short Film at the Female Eye Film Festival in 2015, and Best Actress in a Short Film at the Canadian Film Festival in Toronto in 2015.[4]



  • Between Waves (2020)

Short film[edit]

  • Lindy and the Caterpillar (2002)
  • Grace (2002)
  • Karate Wipe (2011)
  • Momentum (2012, documentary short)
  • Lunchbox Loser (2013)
  • Suburban Goth (2013)
  • Little Questions (2014, documentary short)


  • Playdate (2015-2016, 4 episodes)
  • Opie's Home (2016, 6 episodes)
  • Dino Dana (2019, 1 episode)
  • Fishheads (2020, 3 episodes)


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  4. "Virginia Abramovich". WIDC. Retrieved 2019-10-11.

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