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Josh and Ben Safdie are American filmmakers who have collaborated on four feature films and many more shorts. Their work includes their first co-directed feature, Go Get Some Rosemary/Daddy Longlegs (2009), which played the Cannes…

Ramon Zurcher

Ramon Zürcher is a Swiss filmmaker who has made four short films before releasing his debut feature, The Strange Little Cat. The film, inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and developed during a seminar conducted by…

Manakamana

Manakamana is the first feature collaboration between Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, where they placed a fixed 16mm camera in a cable-car that takes passengers to and from the Manakamana Temple in Nepal. Born out…

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Denis Côté is a Québécois filmmaker whose films focus on outsider figures and communities, the violence that can exist between the two and the blending of genres and styles. He has won the Best Director prize…

Ross Brothers

Bill and Turner Ross are documentary filmmakers who intriguingly blur the line between standard conventions of documentary and narrative feature techniques. Their first feature, 45365, won the Best Documentary Prize at SXSW and was followed by…

Oktober November

Götz Spielmann is an Austrian filmmaker who rose to international prominence with Erwin und Julia and Der Nachbar. More recently, Antares and Revanche have been worldwide successes, the latter taking an Academy Award nomination for…

The Devil's Knot

Atom Egoyan is a Canadian artist who began as part of the so-called Toronto New Wave of the eighties before reaching international prominence in the 90s, when his films Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter played in…

Helene Klodawsky

Helene Klodawsky is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose works include Motherhood (1994), Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009). Helene joined us at O’Borne Contemporary during Hot Docs 2014 to discuss her latest documentary,…

Christian Frei

Christian Frei is a Swiss filmmaker whose documentaries include the Academy Award nominated War Photographer (2001), The Giant Buddhas (2005) and Space Tourists (2009). His latest feature, Sleepless in New York (2014), tackles the subject…

All That Is Solid

Speaking Lightly is an ongoing series of interviews with members of Toronto’s experimental cinema community, conducted by filmmaker Stephen Broomer. Stephen’s participation in this community through his work as a filmmaker, film preservationist and writer…

All That Is Solid

Speaking Lightly is an ongoing series of interviews with members of Toronto’s experimental cinema community, conducted by Stephen Broomer. Stephen’s participation in this community through his work as a filmmaker, film preservationist and writer ensures…