David Geiss

Sessional Instructor

B.F.A. (Regina), M.F.A. (UVic)

Office: FIA 235

E-mail: TBA

Web site: www.davidgeiss.ca


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Documentary, animation, experimental, queer, film & video.


David grew up in the 80s and 90s on a fourth generation Saskatchewan homestead in Treaty 4 territory, and now lives on Vancouver Island in Coast Salish territory. He holds a Film & Video Production BFA from the University of Regina and a Screenwriting MFA from the University of Victoria. His films and documentaries have screened on SCN, APTN, OutTV, and at festivals around the world.

Queen City won the Best Documentary Award at the Canadian National Youth Film Festival in Ottawa, and his followup docudrama Stubblejumper appeared at several festivals including Inside Out. David received NFB support for the short film Basin which screened at dozens of festivals including Hot Docs, FICMA, WNDX, and OIL.

In 2013 David directed the Back to the Land episode of OutTV’s Leo Award nominated documentary series OutSpoken, and his canine adventure film Bark to the Land premiered in 2014 at Short Circuit.

David has worked with several non-profit organizations including CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers, Saskatchewan Filmpool, Queer City Cinema, U of R Pride, and Modo.


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