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Peter Wintonick

Peter Wintonick, photo,
Photo of Peter Wintonick Hot Docs © 2010 by Ralph Lucas.

B: 1953 in 1953 in Trenton, Ontario
D: November 18, 2013 in Montréal, Québec

Peter Wlntonlck as a writer-producer-director with decades of experience in the Canadian film industry. Some of the highlights from his career include spending four years as the Canadian producer and post-production coordinator for Peter Watklns’ 14 hour megadocumentary, The Journey about nuclear peace, development andthe media. He was the supervising editor on Ron Mann`s off-beat Comic Book Confidential which was named Best Documentary at the Genie Awards and picked up a Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. He was a witty and frequent contributor to Cinema Canada which was once Canada`s national film magazine. He had been a programmer for the Montreal International Festival of New Cinemaand Video and taught University-level film. His initiation into the world of filmand politics began on the post-production of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau`s early campaign films. He also edited the non-documentary features In Praise of Older Woman in 1978 and Agency in 1980. In 2006 he won the Canadian Governor General’s award for Visual and Media Arts. He is pictured above speaking at the 2010 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. Peter Wintonick was diagnosed with Cholangio Carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer, in the fall of 2013 and was hospitalized on November 15th

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