Norma Bailey has produced and directed many documentaries and movies and has adapted the works of David Adams Richards, Margaret Atwood, and Alice Munro. She has won numerous awards including Geminis, Blizzards, the New York American Film and Television Award, the Los Angeles Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, best film from the San Francisco Native American Film Festival, the Banff Rockie Award for best movie. She was a recipient of the YWCA Woman of the Year Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for significant contribution to Canadian Culture.