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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.


Marie Dressler House

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The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.

The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Opening hours for 2023
By appointment only - see About Us page

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times


Latest Bursaries

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Sydney Stewart 2018

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    Kieva Earle 2018

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

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    Carter Holmes 2017

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

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    Graham Beer 2018

On September 8, there was an opening reception to the Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) that explores the Cobourg community’s relationship with Marie Dressler over the past 90 years. Part of the celebration of Marie’s 150th birthday, it was produced by the Marie Dressler Foundation and curated by Kristina Karakolis. Featuring historical images and documents, it tells the story of Marie with emphasis on her connection to Cobourg. Because of Marie’s film connection, two exhibits use TV monitors to show a video and trailers. The reception featured special 150th birthday cookies and welcomed a number of tourists who were in town at the time. In attendance were Mayor Gil Brocanier, Councillors Suzanne Seguin, Aaron Burchat and Debra McCarthy as well as previous Mayor Peter Delanty and of course the AGN's Executive Director Olinda Casimiro.

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