• Employing a range of cinematic techniques, three directors craft stylish and thoughtful reflections on the COVID-19 experience.

  • Animated bedtime stories for budding rebels in the post-COVID world.

  • Inspiring, insightful and wildly inventive, these works explore the physical and emotional aspects of pandemic isolation.

  • Four young filmmakers defy clichéd representations of their communities while navigating the uncharted waters of a global health emergency.

  • Distinct voices, speaking from different points on the COVID-19 map, enhance our understanding of the pandemic experience.

  • What new knowledge does COVID reveal? As old systems and attitudes crumble, artists muse on the impact and creative potential of disruption.

The Curve

The Curve is the pulse of our nation, beating in its own time during this unprecedented time. Our creators, with their talent and creativity, are bringing to life the voice of Canadians touched by Covid-19, both near and far.

The Curve is an online destination where these experiences will be expressed in animation, documentary and digital storytelling formats.

Mike Maryniuk

Mike Maryniuk
Mike Maryniuk, a completely self-taught film virtuoso, was born in Winnipeg but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. His style is an inventive hybrid of Michel Gondry, Caroline Leaf and Les Blank. Maryniuk started making hand-processed black and white 16-mm films after finding some 1920s movie posters while working on the demolition of a shoe store. Since then, his films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, NY Views from the Avant Garde, TIFFand around the globe.