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George Mihalka


B: 1953 in Budapest, Hungary

George Mihalka is one of Canada’s most prolific directors, working in both English and French-language productions. His first feature, My Bloody Valentine, was directed for Paramount studios, and was entered in the Fantastic Film Festival in Avoriaz, France in 1981 and quickly became a cult classic. Six years later, Mihalka won the Prix du Public at the same festival for his film The Blue Man. His 1993 film, La Florida, brought him a Genie Award nomination for Best Direction and went on to win the Golden Reel Award as the top box-office grossing film of the year. Mihalka also directed L’Homme Ideale, which also surpassed the one million dollar mark at the box office. His long list of television credits includes such films as Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story, which won the Gemini Award for Best Film and for which he was nominated for Best Direction; Jack Higgins’ Thunder Point and Windsor Protocol; and Le Chemin de Damas, for which he was nominated for a Gemeaux. Mihalka also has the distinction of directing the first 19 hours of the hit Quebec series Scoop, and the entire third season of Omerta, the province’s top-rated drama at the time. He was nominated for three Gemeaux Awards for Best Direction for both series. He also directed most of the episodes for Da Vinci’s Inquest in 2002 and 2003. George Mihalka makes his home in Montréal.