Masterclasses are presented by the National Film Board of Canada,
UK Trade & Investment
and the British Council.

Paul Bush

Friday, September 23, 10:30 am (NAC 4th Stage)

What is so extraordinary about this body of work is the passionate clarity of the ideas that fuel it and the formal precision of the narrative and cinematographic structures which allow the viewer in. Leslie Dick

In this master class presentation, Paul Bush shines a light on his unique filmmaking process. With his solid Fine Arts footing, Paul's films -- including The Albatross, Pas de Deux de Deux and Busby Berkeley's Tribute to Mae West -- not only explore the history and present of cinema and animation but play exuberantly with as many arts as necessary to express his ideas. In this, Paul makes obvious the creative need to understand the intersections of artistic intent and audience understanding; an auteur practising a public art form.
Moderated by Christopher Hinton.


Michael Dudok de Wit

Sunday, September 25, 9:00 am (NAC 4th Stage)

Michael Dudok de Wit epitomizes a master craftsman artist: his animation films soar and touch our hearts with unparalleled beauty and elegance; they equally engage our minds in exploring the underpinnings of our faith, in the broadest meaning of that word; and they are crafted with such care and intent that every image and colour demands our attention. Join Michael as he examines the intersections of his artistic passions through his commercial works and his auteur films including the OscarĀ®-nominated The Monk and The Fish and the OscarĀ®-winning Father and Daughter.
Moderated by Michael Fukushima.