Canadian Screen Awards

Two films up for CSAs.  War Story is nominated for Best History Documentary Program or Series and Sector Sarajevo is up for Best Documentary Program.  Good luck Barry Stevens and David York.

The Directors Guild of Canada presents Monsoon

The Directors Guild of Canada, KinoSmith and TIFF
are delighted to present the new film by
multi-award winning DGC Director Sturla Gunnarsson

Friday, February 27th, 2015 7:00 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3,
350 King St. West, Toronto

Introduction by Brian Baker, DGC National Executive Director

Q&A with Sturla Gunnarsson and award-winning DGC Editor Nick Hector
Moderated by Tim Southam, DGC National President

Monsoon named Top Ten Canadian Film

Monsoon has been named a Top Ten Canadian Film of 2014.  Here’s the complete list:

Mommy, Xavier Dolan
Corbo, Mathieu Denis
Félix et Meira, Maxime Giroux
In Her Place, Albert Shin
Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg
Monsoon, Sturla Gunnarsson
The Price We Pay, Harold Crooks
Sol, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq
Tu dors Nicole, Stéphane Lafleur
Violent, Andrew Huculiak





Sudden Connections: Inside the Documentary Edit Suite

November 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Sir Sanford Fleming Building – Room SF 1105
University of Toronto – St. George Campus
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8

Presented by the Canadian Cinema Editors.
Sponsored by Avid Toronto Editors.


Nick Hector C.C.E., Ricardo Acosta, C.C.E., and Steve Weslak, C.C.E.

Join us for a special evening with four acclaimed documentary editors.  Using scenes from their films, these editors will discuss instances of using raw footage in unexpected ways.  Ways that were never intended – but had a hugely satisfying outcome for the audience.

Door prize give away of Avid Media Composer ($1300.00 value) and other prizes.


Monsoon’s Festival Season Begins

Gunnarsson’s Monsoon makes its way across Canada. Showings include: the Atlantic Film Festival September 17th, Calgary Film Festival September 20th and VIFF October 3rd.    Then it’s off to Iceland for the Reykjavik International Film Festival October 28th.

“Monsoon” Premieres at TIFF

Sturla Gunnarsson’s Monsoon premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.  A stunningly shot meditation on the phenomenon that some call “the soul of India”.  This was Nick’s ninth film shown at TIFF.

The Norman Jewison Series Talks

The Norman Jewison Series and the Department of Film, York University launch Doc Talks with a screening of Allan King’s searing documentary Dying at Grace and a conversation with the film’s acclaimed editor, Nick Hector.