Most recently executive producer of documentary series Echo and co-producer on feature film Step; Claire Prieto-Fuller has built a reputation for developing the talents of emerging filmmakers of colour in Canada as producer of the New Initiatives in Film program at the National Film Board in the mid-1990s and as founding president of the Black Film & Video Network.
Claire has directed, produced, line produced and production managed a variety of productions, including: Lord Have Mercy, Love Songs, Raizin’ Kane and Exhibit A – Secrets of Forensic Science and the award-winning, Survivors, Black Mother Black Daughter and Older Stronger Wiser for the NFB, Some Black Women, It’s Not an Illness, Home to Buxton, and Jennifer Hodge: The Glory and the Pain.
Claire has also received various awards for her work in Canada, including: The Award of Merit – City of Toronto, Woman of Distinction – Arts & Entrepreneurship – YMCA Toronto, and the Industry Angel Award from the Reel World Film Festival, In 2007 she Received the Award of Distinction from Women in Film & Television – Toronto, and in 2010, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Caribbean Tales Festival.
Claire retains membership in the Director’s Guild of Canada, She has also been been a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Women in Film & Television – Toronto and the Canadian Independent Filmmakers Assoc. (now DOC).