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Vintage Film Festival
The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.
Marie Dressler House
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
Ben Hughes 2018
Malcolm Jack - 2022
Georgia Callaghan - 2022
Carter Holmes 2017
Morgan Murray 2017
Olivia Rapsos 2019
Ava Bogyay 2019
Alyssa Brush - 2022
Juliette Sinnott 2019
Kyler Tonkin 2017
Andrew Atanasoff 2019
Kieva Earle 2018
Graham Beer 2018
Stephanie Kooman 2017
Sydney Stewart 2018
Isabell Haig - 2022
Mackenzie Earle 2017
News about the Activities of the Marie Dressler Foundation
For 2022, the Marie Dressler Foundation was able to allocate $1500 to bursary winners. In previous years, one or more $1000 bursaries have been awarded, based on applications reviewed by a Foundation committee. There are 5 secondary schools and this year it was decided that five, $300 bursaries be awarded, one to each of the five secondary schools in the County, students to be selected by the teachers.
Winners were announced at School graduation ceremonies.
Marie Dressler Foundation Bursaries 2022
|Name of School||Bursary Recipient|
|East Northumberland Secondary School (ENSS)||Tristian Kinzinger|
|Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI)||Malcolm Jack|
|Port Hope High School (PHHS)||Alyssa Brush|
|St. Mary Catholic Secondary School (SMCSS)||Georgia Callaghan|
|Campbellford District High School (CDHS)||Isabelle Haig|
Marie Dressler Foundation Board
The health and safety of our patrons and volunteers is of paramount importance to Marie Dressler Foundation.
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have considered the risks inherent for the community in moving ahead with RearView DocFest as planned.
Regrettably, we see no choice but to announce the cancellation of RearView DocFest.
Not only is this a disappointment for you, our patrons, but particularly disappointing for the many dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to prepare an engaging event.
Anyone who has already purchased tickets will be contacted within the next few days.
We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely going forward, and assessing the possibility of rescheduling the event for later this year.
Please continue to check this website for news in the coming months.
President and Chair
Marie Dressler Foundation
Marie Dressler Foundation is planning an expansion of the museum at Dressler House to include sections for the other two Canadian female Oscar winners: Mary Pickford and Norma Shearer and at the Council Meeting on 13 January 2020, the team working on this gave a progress report. Toronto University agreed to offer the project to students in their Master program for Museum Studies and 5 students accepted: Michelle Wright, Enya Barbeau, Karen Cheung, Natalie Heaton and Emma Myers. They presented a brief overview of what the museum will look like and talked about the great access they had to experts who are knowledgeable about the two stars plus thousands of artifacts – mostly photographs and film clips. It appears that this will be the first museum dedicated to these Oscar winners so the artifacts will have a home.