Cliff Caines is a Canadian filmmaker and artist. Raised in Northern Ontario, he is currently based in Toronto. A blend of documentary and experimental, his work explores ideas of human agency, technology, labour, and rurality. His films have screened internationally at festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, CPH:DOX, the Kerry Film Festival, and the American Documentary Film Festival. He is a graduate of OCAD University’s Integrated Media program, Concordia University’s MFA Studio Arts: Film Production program, and is an alumnus of the TIFF 2012 Talent Lab and RIDM’s 2015 DCM Talent Lab. Caines recently completed his first feature-length documentary A Rock and a Hard Place, which received a Honourable Mention for the Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary at the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Photo: Cliff Caines (Left), Ryan A. Randall (Right), Photo Credit: Don Nord