Mike Hoolboom

Mike Hoolboom at IFFR

Mike HOOLBOOM (1959, Canada) began as a filmmaker with his father’s Super-8 camera at a young age. He explored many experimental film strategies and eventually established his name with the short film White Museum (1986). Hoolboom worked as artistic director of the Images Festival and experimental film coordinator at the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. He has also written a number of books, including one novel.


(selection) Song for Mixed Choir (1980, short), Now, Yours (1981, short), White Museum (1986, short), Indusium (1991, short), Mexico (1992, short, co-dir), Escape in Canada (1993, short), House of Pain (1995, short), Letters from Home (1996, short), Panic Bodies (1998, doc), Tom (2002, short), Imitations of Life (2003), In the Dark (2003, short), Public Lighting (2004), Fascination (2006, doc), Mark (2009, doc), Lacan Palestine (2012, doc), Buffalo Death Mask (2013, short), Scrapbook (2015, short doc), We Make Couples (2016, mid-length), Identification (2017, short), 27 thoughts about my father (2019, short)

Mike Hoolboom at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR