Born in 1953 in Trenton, Canada, Wintonick graduated from from Algonquin College in Otawa. He has lectured at Concordia University in Montreal and at universities around the world. A leader in digital documentary production, web work and media literacy, Wintonick is noted for co-producing and directing (with Mark Achbar) one of the most successful documentaries in Canadian history, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media.
Wintonick is 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 currently runs Necessary Illusions Productions along with his partner Francis Miquet. Wintonick is one of the founders of DocAgora, an event inserted into various film festivals showcasing cutting-edge digital strategies. He also contributes to film magazines and advises film festivals and film institutions around the world.
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