|Died||November 18, 2013
|Cause of death||Cholangiocarcinoma|
|Awards||Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts|
Peter Wintonick (1953 – November 18, 2013) was an independent documentary filmmaker based in Montreal. A winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, former Thinker in Residence for the Premier of South Australia, prolific award winning filmmaker, he is one of Canada's best known international documentarians.
He ran Necessary Illusions Productions, along with his partner Francis Miquet. Wintonick was a co-founder of DocAgora, an event inserted into various film festivals showcasing cutting-edge digital strategies. He co-directed, with his daughter, Mira Burt-Wintonick, the 2009 documentary PilgrIMAGE, a film about documentary filmmaking.
- Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) with Mark Achbar and Francis Miquet
- Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (1999) with the National Film Board of Canada
- Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002) winner of the Dan & Ewa Abraham and Tammy Abraham Award for Films of Conflict & Resolution at the 2002 Hamptons International Film Festival and Gemini Award nominee, co-directed with Katerina Cizek
In early 2005, at the invitation of the premier of South Australia, he filled the post of Thinker in Residence, examining the future of documentaries and the digital revolution with a focus on educational and cultural legislation.
Governor General's Award
Wintonick was the winner of a 2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. His body of work includes dramatic features, theatrical documentaries, educational and socio-political works.
- "Peter Wintonick, Canadian documentary great, dead at 60". CBC News. 18 November 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "Adelaide Thinkers in Residence - Peter Wintonick". Govt. of South Australia. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
- ReelScreen obituary (November 18, 2013)