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Michael Rollo

Film Department, Department Head
Associate Professor

Office: ED 243.1
E-mail: mike.rollo@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4569/4948
Website: http://mrollo.com

Research interests
Documentary and material cinema; darkroom photography; film curation; expanded cinema; film collectives; artist-run labs.

Mike Rollo’s practice explores alternative approaches to non-fiction cinema — methods that thematize vanishing communication cultures, rural industries, and transitional spaces through references to memory, history, and autobiography. He is a founding member of Montreal’s experimental film collective Double Negative and Independent Visions in Regina (SK). Mike’s films have screened at festivals and galleries such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival (Seoul), International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, International Film Festival Oberhausen, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Los Angeles Film Forum, Marseille Festival of Documentary Film, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, San Francisco Cinematheque (Crossroads) and Rotterdam International Film Festival.
 

ACCREDITATION

MFA (Studio Arts - Concordia University) 2004
BFA (Film Production - University of Regina) 1999

RECENT WORKS OF NOTE

Plume (16mm, 8 minutes, 2021)
Eidolon (16mm, 4 minutes, 2020)
Farewell Transmission (16mm-2K, 14 minutes, 2017)
Au bord de la rivière (16mm, 3 minutes, 2014)
The Broken Altar (35mm, 20 minutes, 2013)

CURATORIAL PRACTICE

Independent Visions (2013-2020)