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Mark Wihak

Film Department
Associate Professor

Office: ED 239.6
E-mail: mark.wihak@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-337-2233

Research interests
Alternative approaches to fiction filmmaking; documentary filmmaking; forms of storytelling.

Mark Wihak’s work explores a range of approaches: dramatic writing and directing, experimental films, broadcast documentary and film-based installation. His films have been broadcast across Canada and programmed at the most prestigious film festivals in Canada and invited to festivals in the USA, Europe, India, Brazil and Australia.

ACCREDITATION
MFA (Concordia University) 1996
BFA (With Distinction - University of Regina) 1990

WORKS OF NOTE
  • Resting Potential. a story in nine chapters, a feature film on your screens in 2022. Work in progress. https://www.facebook.com/restingpotentialfilm
  • Vous êtes ici, a feature-length exploration of tourism. Director/Camera/Editor. 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBkPItaI1_I&t=4s
  • Cinephile, a short elegy to the end of celluloid. Director/Camera/Editor. 2013. http2://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SF4PpZuI3c
  • I Heart Regina, a feature-length anthology film involving 14 directors, telling 13 stories from the centre of the universe. Executive Producer/Director. 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt1AdAckQrQ
  • River, a feature-length film about the friendship between two aspiring artists. Producer/Director/Co-Writer. 2007. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBfbIiKFXtU&feature=share
  • Between the North Pole & New York City, a one-hour broadcast documentary on the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops. Writer/Director. 2004.
  • A World Away, a one-hour broadcast documentary about the painters group "the Regina Five." Producer/Director, 2001. Broadcaster: Bravo!, Saskatchewan Communications Network.
  • Autoerotica a 16-minute drama about love, procrastination and automobiles. Writer/Director, 2000.
  • Ecstasy, a 27-minute drama about spirituality in the suburbs. Writer/Director, 1999.
  • The Interstitial Zone, a roving, multi-screen, film-based installation, 1997.
  • (stories from) The Land of Cain, a 25-minute experimental documentary about Canada in the run-up to the 1995 Quebec Referendum. Writer/Director/Camera/Editor, 1995. Co-Winner, Best Short Film, Vancouver International Film Festival, 1995.
  • The Ballad of Don Quinn, a 28-minute drama about southern Saskatchewan's original punk rocker. Writer/Director/Editor. 1992. "Top ten Canadian short films of the 1990s" Cinémascope Magazine.