William D. MacGillivray

William D. MacGillivray
Born (1946-05-24) May 24, 1946
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Years active 1979present

William D. MacGillivray (born May 24, 1946 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.[1] MacGillivray studied art and design at NSCAD University and at Concordia University. He then studied filmmaking at the London Film School in England in 1972. In 1974 he was one of the founding members of the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative and in 1979 directed his first film, Aerial View. The following year he founded his own production company, Picture Plant, for which he wrote and directed four feature films over the coming years.[1] His most successful film, Life Classes (1988), was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture and was selected for official competition at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

In 2013, he received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.[3]



Short films


  1. 1 2 "William D. MacGillivray". Canadian Film Encyclopedia.
  2. "Berlinale: 1988 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  3. "William D. MacGillivray : Filmmaker and director". Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  4. McGregor, P. (12 September 2014). "Danny Williams documentary premieres at Atlantic Film Festival". CBC News. Retrieved 15 September 2014.

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