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Daniel Cockburn

Daniel Cockburn

Daniel Cockburn is a Canadian filmmaker and moving-image artist whose work deals with language, rhythm, and thought experiments. His short works have been the subject of an internationally touring retrospective, his feature film script The Engineers received the TIFF Telefilm Canada Pitch This! prize, and his feature You Are Here (2010) played Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, and 40+ other festivals. Called "a major discovery" by the director of the Locarno Film Festival, You Are Here won the Jay Scott Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association and the top prize at the European Media Art Festival, for "trend-setting media art". It has been compared to the work of Charlie Kaufman, Jorge Luis Borges, and Philip K. Dick. It's available on iTunes and in rotation on MUBI.com.

Cockburn has taken part in numerous residencies, including the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin filmmaker residency, and has been Guest Professor at HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany. In 2015 he was a resident artist at IMPAKT (Utrecht) as part of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE), and he has presented his live performances All The Mistakes I've Made, parts 1 and 2 internationally. His recent short film The Argument (with annotations) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was selected by TIFF as one of their Top Ten Canadian Shorts of 2017.

He is based in London, where he recently was an Associate Artist in Residence at Acme Studios. He is currently a Research Fellow in Film Practice at Queen Mary University of London, researching the extension of lecture-performance practice into an expanded-cinema format involving multiple projections and live video feeds.

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