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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Cinema & Media Studies, York University, 2012-2015 (Withdrawn in good standing.)
M.F.A., Studio Arts: Film Production. Concordia University, 2005
A.O.C.A.D., Integrated Media, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006- Sessional Instructor, Integrated Media, Faculty of Fine Arts, OCAD University
2016- Instructor, Art Foundation, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, Humber College
2012-2015 Teaching Assistant, Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University
2007-2011 Sessional Instructor, Digital Art Certificate Program, Toronto School of Art
2006-2007 Instructor, Animation Art & Design, Art Institute of Toronto

HONOURS & AWARDS

Honourable Mention, The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2015
Finalist, Green Pitch Competition, Planet in Focus Film Festival, 2010
The Michel Trudel Graduate Scholarship Award, Concordia University, 2004
De Sève Graduate Award, Concordia University, 2003
Carmen Lamanna Award, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2002
Ross Fletcher Film/Video Award, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2002
William F. White Prize, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2001
Nora E. Vaughan Award, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2001
Kodak Canada Prize, Ontario College of Art & Design, 2001

PROFESSIONAL GRANTS

Grants to Film and Video Artists Program, Canada Council for the Arts, 2016
Media Artists: Mid-Career and Established, Ontario Arts Council, 2016
Grants to Media Artists Program, Toronto Arts Council, 2016
Filmmaker Assistance Program, National Film Board of Canada, 2013
Media Artists: Mid-Career and Established, Ontario Arts Council, 2013
LIFT Production Support Grant, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, 2012
Grants to Film and Video Artists Program, Canada Council for the Arts, 2011
Grants to Media Artists Program, Toronto Arts Council, 2011
Grants to Film and Video Artists Program, Canada Council for the Arts, 2008
Grants to Media Artists Program, Toronto Arts Council, 2007
Media Artists: Emerging, Ontario Arts Council, 2007
Filmmaker Assistance Program, National Film Board of Canada, 2004
Emerging Artists: Film and Video Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2003

FILMOGRAPHY & EXHIBITION

Suzy Lake. 4 min. 4K. 2016 (Documentary)

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual & Media Arts 2016 Exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, 2016

A Rock and a Hard Place. 78 min. HD. 2015. (Documentary) 

Bay Street Film Festival, Docs on Bay Series, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 2015
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 2015
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015

Emilie. 5 min. 4K. 2013 (Documentary)

Lucerne International Film Festival Showcase, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2014
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, 2014
Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy, 2014
American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, USA, 2014
Bogotá Short Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia, 2013
Kerry Film Festival, Tralee, Ireland, 2013

The King + I. 21 min. HD. 2009 (Stereoscopic 3D Documentary Installation)

OCAD University Alumni Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON, CA, 2012
FOFA Gallery, Montréal, QC, CA, 2010
CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto, ON, CA, 2010

Locus. 11 min. 35mm. 2005 (Short Film)

Re:peat Festival, Bitola, FYR Macedonia, 2008
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
Digital Long Island Media Festival, New York, NY, USA, 2007
Liquid Room: Video Art + Architecture, International ArtExpo07, Klaipeda, Lithuania, 2007
Attitude Festival, Bitola, FYR Macedonia, 2006
FRAME: International Dance-Video Festival, Porto, Portugal, 2006
Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montréal, QC, CA, 2006
River’s Edge Film Festival, Paducah, Kentucky, USA, 2006
Winnipeg International Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB, CA, 2005

Die Mütter. 35 min. 16mm. 2002 (Short Film)

York University, Subversions: New Work/New Media, Toronto, ON, CA, 2004
Sueños Cortos Short Film Festival, Hecho en Canadà, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003
Toronto International Film Festival, Perspective Canada: Short Program, Toronto, ON, CA, 2002
Hollywood Underground Film Festival, Short Film Competition, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 Segment Editor, Offshore-Interactive, Dir. Brenda Longfellow
2012 Videographer, AutismLand, Dir. Christine Alexiou & June Chua
2009 Editor & Technical Consultant, A War Within, Dir. Massoumeh Jian
2008 Editor, My Story Is Not My Own, Dir. Steve McCabe
2008 Education & Postproduction Coordinator, Trinity Square Video (May 08 – Aug 08)
2008 Workshop Developer, Trinity Square Video (Jan 08 – Apr 08)
2007 Digital Asset Manager & Media Digitizer, CHUM Ltd. MuchMusic Production (Aug 05 – Jul 07)
2007 Editor. Precious Blood, Dir. Noam Gonick
2006 Postproduction Supervisor, Les Négatifs de McLaren. Animation. Dir. Marie-Josée Saint-Pièrre
2006 Director & Editor, Stryker Diary. Prod. Noam Gonick
2005 Editor. A Separate Reality: Norval Morrisseau, Dir. Paul Carvalho
2000 3rd Assistant Director. Blood River. Short Drama. Dir. Kent Monkman

PRESS

Ross, Ian. “Deep Connections.” Northern Ontario Business. 01 Jul 2015. Print.

“Red Lake and Mining Industry Featured in Documentary Film.” News Magazine. CKDR. 31 May 2015. Radio.

Ravindran, Manori. “Je suis le peuple, Far Fur Country win DOXA Prizes.” Reelscreen. 11 May 2015. Web.

Jones, Megan. “SFU film students present short at DOXA.” The Peak. 11 May 2015. Web.

“A Rock and a Hard Place” Up North. CBC North. 24 Nov 2014. Radio.

Cudahy, Claire. “A Rock and a Hard Place: Documentary on Red Lake Completed.” The Northern Sun News. 10 Nov 2014. Print.

Briscoe, Lindsay. “A Rock and a Hard Place.” The Northern Sun News. 05 Nov 2013. Print.

Spidle, Katelyn. “Concordia Artists Hold Exhibition at FOFA Gallery.” The Concordian. Montreal, QC: 19 Oct 2010. Web

“Must See Shows.” Now Magazine. 29.35 (2010). Print.

“Interview with Cliff Caines” Ultrasonic Film. UMFM. CJUM 101.5FM. Mar 2005. Radio.

Duguay, Sylvain. “Table Ronde: Des étudiants en cinéma parlent de leur avenir.” Cinéma Québécois. 1 Apr 2005. Web.

“Interview with Cliff Caines.” Voyage North. CBC Radio One. Sep 2002. Radio.

“Caines Film Enters Toronto Festival.” The Dryden Observer. Sep 2002. Print.

“Campus Beat.” Kodak Canada. Sep 2002. Web.

“Rising Suns: Film.” Dojo Magazine: An Abstract Collective 0.1 (2002). Print.