Creating the aesthetic vision of a film is a collaborative art. From capturing the drama of a country landscape to meticulously creating the historical details of a period piece, the production designers, cinematographers and directors work together to bring their cinematic vision to life. We will discuss the collaborative process with the creative talents responsible for some of the most visually arresting Canadian films of the year.
This session was designed for an industry professional audience.
Guy Godfree is an award-winning cinematographer and graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. He has worked on the films Wet Bum (14), Patch Town (14), Natasha (15), Maudie (16), and Suck It Up (17)
Zosia Mackenzie is a production designer and graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program. She has designed several feature films, including Mean Dreams (16) and The People Garden (16). Her upcoming projects include Tomato Red (16) and State Like Sleep (17).
Mathieu Denis studied cinema at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. His short films Silent Remains (06) and Code 13 (07), and feature Corbo (14) all screened at the Festival and were selected for the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. He has also directed Laurentie (11) and Ceux qui font les revolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (16) with Simon Lavoie.
Hany Ouichou is an award-winning Canadian producer. He studied philosophy and film production at the University of Montreal and worked at Art & Essai in 2012. Since then, he has produced more than a dozen short films, including Remaining Lives (15), Wild Skin (16), and Mutants (16), all of which have screened at TIFF. In 2015, Ouichou was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Lab and Cannes' Producers Network. He also produced the TIFF ‘16 Official Selections Prank (16) and Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (16), for which he won various awards.
Karina Rotenstein is a Canadian producer and programmer specializing in creative development in documentary and fiction. Her film titles include: Lucky (2014); 10% - What Makes A Hero? (2013); and the upcoming Doubles With Slight Pepper and Edith & Eddie (2017). With a decades worth of experience, she has contributed programming to: the Miami Film Festival, Dominican Republic Global Film Festival, Jakmèl Film Festival, and served a four-year role as programming manager at Hot Docs. 2016 marks her first year programming at TIFF.