National Programming Advisory Committee
Members of Cinematheque’s national programming advisory committee are:
Mike Hoolboom – Toronto
Mike Hoolboom is the author of four books: Plague Years, Inside the Pleasure Dome: Fringe Film in Canada, Practical Dreamers andThe Steve Machine. He is a founding member of the Pleasure Dome screening collective and has worked as the artistic director of the Images Festival and as the experimental film coordinator for the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Hoolboom is the winner of over thirty international prizes and has enjoyed nine international retrospectives of his work.
Zacharias Kunuk – Igloolik
Born in the eastern Arctic, Zacharias Kunuk is an award winning Inuit director who co-founded Igloolik Isuma Productions with video artist Norman Cohn, the late writer and producer Paul Apak Angilirq, and producer Pauloosie Qulitalilk. The goal is to preserve and enhance Inuit culture. They created a series of dramatic productions on contemporary Inuit life and had great success with Canada’s first Aboriginal language feature spoken entirely in Inuktitut – Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner. A dramatic story based on a 1,000 year old Inuit legend the film went on to great success at film festivals around the world. Most recently Kunuk released his new documentary co-directed with Ian Mauro; Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, which reveals how global weather is affecting the Inuit way of life.
Michelle Latimer – Toronto
Michelle Latimer (Métis) is an award-winning filmmaker, producer and actor. Most recently she produced the documentary Jackpot, which premiered at the International Hot Docs Festival and garnered two Yorkton Festival Golden Sheaf Awards for Best POV Documentary and Best Emerging Filmmakers. She is directing an animated short film for Bravo and developing her first feature film. Latimer is currently the Director of Programming at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and has also programmed for the Hot Docs International Film Festival.
Alex MacKenzie – Vancouver
Alex MacKenzie is an experimental film artist working primarily with relic analog film equipment and hand processed imagery. He creates works of expanded cinema, light projection installation, and projector performance. His work has screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the EXiS Experimental Film Festival in Seoul, Lightcone in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin and others. Alex was the founder and curator of the Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, the Blinding Light!! Cinema and the Vancouver Underground Film Festival. He has been a past artist in residence at Atelier MTK in Grenobles, France and Struts Gallery/Faucet Media in New Brunswick. MacKenzie co-edited Damp: Contemporary Vancouver Media Art (Anvil Press 2008), and interviewed David Rimmer for Loop, Print, Fade + Flicker: David Rimmer’s Moving Images (Anvil Press 2009).
Nicole Matiation – Winnipeg
In 1996, Nicole Matiation founded Freeze Frame Media Arts Centre for Young People with her partner, filmmaker Pascal Boutroy. This non profit organization is dedicated to producing media arts projects for and with young people, and has as its major program an annual film festival for kids. Matiation served as Artistic Director of this organization from 2000 to 2008, and is currently an ex officio advisor to its board. Matiation has an M.A. in Media Arts from Concordia University and has worked in communications, development, programming and management positions in the arts sector for 20 years. She is currently the Executive Director of On Screen Manitoba.
Solomon Nagler – Halifax
Solomon Nagler’s films have played across Canada, in the U.S., Europe and Asia at venues such the Centre Pompidou (Paris), L’Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne and the Lincoln Center in New York. His work has been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque in August of 2004, at the Excentris Cinema in Montreal in August of 2007, the Festival des Cinémas Differents in Paris in December 2005 and 2007, and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and The Canadian Film Institute in 2009. Nagler creates intense experimental work often using hand processing and mixes documentary and fantasy elements. Originally from Winnipeg, he currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University.