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Su Rynard
Su Rynard is an innovative filmmaker who has earned awards and international acclaim for her films and video art. Her shorts have screened at film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the 11TH Biennial of Moving Images Geneva, the International Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw Poland, and the Media Forum at the Moscow International Film Festival. Her work has also screened in galleries including The National Galley of Canada and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Su Rynard was born on the Downsview Airforce Base where her father was stationed, a world apart from the city of Toronto surrounding her. Nonetheless, inspired by her uncle Michael Snow, she became aware of the art world from an early age. She received an entrance scholarship to York University, and was awarded the George A. Reid Scholarship and the Melvile P. White Scholarship before graduating with honours from the Ontario College of Art. Su Rynard was one of ten filmmakers from across Canada selected to be a resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 1996. In 1998 and 2000 she attended arts residency at Yaddo in upstate New York. Kardia is Rynard's dramatic feature film debut. Su Rynard won the Feature Film award at The Hamptons International Film Festival in 2005 for Kardia