Michael Mills

Media and visual artist extraordinaire. And he's a most talented writer, too.

His area of interest is in constant expansion, like the Universe. His audiovisual creations, acclaimed with international awards, have been featured prominently at festivals as well as individual and group exhibitions.

Please feel free to visit Michael's Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/user4047714


Canada Council Travel Grant (Ref. no.: 3225-04-0032) 2004
Amazon Review writing award 2002
BC Arts Council grant 1999
Canada Council grant (Ref. no.: 3230-97-0355) 1997
CBC Radio short story award 1996
Best Experimental Film, BSC Film and Video Festival 1994
Best Production, BSC Film and Video Festival 1994
Honourable Mention, 21st Film Festival der Nationen 1993
Various scholarships, bursaries & grants 1989-2000

The Breathless Zoo

2' 38" 2012

A chat with Rachel Poliquin about her book "The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing".

The Breathless Zoo is available from Penn State University Press.

Music: Le Carnaval des animaux: VII Aquarium by Camille Saint-Saëns

Campana de la Noche
(The Night Bell)

5' 45" 2010

Experimental narrative video loosely based on the short story "La plage" by Alain Robbe-Grillet, shot along the Andean plateau.

Three children walk alone along a stream. A distant bell chimes, perhaps guiding them home or warning them of the sinister element tracking them.

The Red Villa

Canada Council Grant, Canada, 1998
B.C. Arts Council Grant, Canada, 1999

Detective Francis Hugo investigates the suicide of Horatio Marx in this poetic neo-noir full of time warping and intrigue.

174 of Michael's crafty short videos await you here: https://vimeo.com/user4047714


As Writer, Director, Producer & Editor

Campana de la Noche

(The Night Bell)

5min 45secHDV 2010

Almaden: Mining in Mexico

60min miniDV 2005 (pending)

The Red Villa

20min 16mm/DV 2004

Chimera Cinema

12min 16mm/DV 1994/2004

Music for Landscapes and Labyrinths

6min 16mm/DV 1993/2004


8min 16mm 1992

PSA for BC Wilderness Association

30sec 35mm 1992

Ambient Fruit Loop

4min super-8/DV 1991/2004

Claude’s Agenda

2min 16mm 1991

As Assistant

The Patagonia

Screenplay by Ruben Guzman, 2003

As Creative Consultant


Feature Film by Nathaniel Geary, 2006

On the Corner

Feature Film by Nathaniel Geary, 2003

As Post-production Assistant

City of Lost Alchemists

Video by Ruben Guzman, 2006



Michael Mills: Films + Videos

National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1998

The Alterknit Theatre

The Knitting Factory

New York City, USA 1995


Aktivfilm: Works by Ruben Guzman & Michael Mills

Anthology Film Archives, New York City, USA 2004

The Last Twenty Years

National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1996

Pure Cinema

Edison Electric Gallery of Moving Images, Vancouver, BC 1996

Aurora Australis/Aurora Borealis

Goethe Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1995

Available Light

Salmon Arm, BC 1994

In Search of Other Pleasures

Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC 1994

ECCAD Media Show

Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC 1994


Videopoetry Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentina 2004

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Mar del Plata, Argentina 2004

Images du Nouveau Monde

Quebec City, Quebec 2004

Festival Nouveau Cinema (FCMM)

Montreal, Quebec 2003

Latino Film and Video Festival

Toronto, Ontario 2002

Rough and Ruined Festival

Amsterdam, Netherlands 1995

Edinburgh Shorts 10th Fringe Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland 1995

Rosh’d International Educational Film Festival

Tehran, Iran 1994

Montreal World Film Festival

Montreal, Quebec 1994

BCS Film and Video Festival

Campbell River, BC 1994

Mediawave 94

Györ, Hungary 1994

Montreal World Film Festival

Montreal, Quebec 1993

21st Film Festival der Nationen

Ebensee, Austria 1993

Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

Warsaw, Poland 1992

Krakow Academy of Plastic Arts

Krakow, Poland 1992

Béla Bélaz Studios

Budapest, Hungary 1992

Budapest Academy of Fine Arts

Budapest, Hungary 1992

Kino Babylon

Berlin, Germany 1992

Mediawave 91

Györ, Hungary 1991



Buenos Aires, Argentina 1997

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