Peter Wintonick

Peter Wintonick (born 1953, Trenton, Ontario) is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Montreal. A winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, former Thinker in Residence for the Premier of South Australia, prolific award winning filmmaker, he is one of Canada's best known international documentarians. He currently runs Necessary Illusions Productions along with his partner Francis Miquet. Wintonick is one of the founders of DocAgora, an event inserted into various film festivals showcasing cutting-edge digital strategies. Wintonick is currently working on a film investigating the shift from old to new media throughout the world with his daughter Mira Burt-Wintonick. The current title is PilgrIMAGE. In early 2005, at the invitation of the premier of South Australia, he filled the post of Thinker in Residence, examining the future of documentaries and the digital revolution with a focus on educational and cultural legislation. Peter, with all of his hard work, is the winner of the 2006 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. His work includes dramatic features, theatrical documentaries, educational and socio-political works.

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