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Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian artist working in film and video. He has made over eighty films and videos, and although most have been withdrawn from circulation, approximately a dozen remain on view. His work has appeared in over four hundred festivals, garnering thirty awards. He has been granted the Tom Berner Award for community service and two lifetime achievement awards, the first from the city of Toronto, and the second from the Mediawave Festival in Hungary.

He has authored seven books and edited/co-edited 12 books, curated 30 programs, worked as an artistic director at Images Fest and fringe distribution at Canadian Filmmakers, created 80 film/videos as well as 9 features, won 30 awards, 12 international retrospectives, two lifetime achievement awards, and more.

He has enjoyed retrospectives of his work at the Visions du Reel (Switzerland), Xenix (Switzerland), Cork International Festival (Ireland), Cinema de Balie (Amsterdam), Mediawave Festival (Hungary), Impakt Festival (Holland), Vila do Conde Festival (Portugal), Jihlava Documentary Festival (Czech Republic), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Germany), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (France), Sixpack Film (Vienna), the Buenos Aires International Festival (Argentina), Pacific Cinematheque (Canada), and A Million Different Loves Festival in Poland.

Additional information can be found on his website at mikehoolboom.com.

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