Michael Vass is a filmmaker and writer. His award-winning films have screened at many festivals and galleries, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. He was the 2012 winner of the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize, and his writings have appeared in publications such as in Cinema Scope, Cineaction, Canadian Art, MACHETE, and The Rusty Toque. Michael received his BFA from Simon Fraser University and his MFA from York University, and he's an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre's Directors' Residency. He is currently a fellow at the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Program in Brooklyn.