A Toast to Peter Wintonick

A Toast to Peter Wintonick

DOXA was proud to launch it’s 19th annual festival with Wintopia, directed by Mira Burt-Wintonick, which traces the footsteps of iconic Canadian documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through the lens of his daughter. 

Ahead of his time, when dial-up internet speeds were the norm, Peter founded what he dubbed the Virtual Film Festival in the mid-1990s. It’s only fitting that Burt-Wintonick’s heartfelt ode to her father was the special focus of our very own venture into the online festival world. 

As this edition of DOXA comes to an end, we’d like to invite the documentary community to join us in raising a glass to Peter Wintonick. Please bring your anecdotes and let’s come together to celebrate Peter and the documentary community that he so fiercely loved and advocated for.


Peter "Gin and Tonic" Toast
Friday, June 26 at 7pm PT

Please register for free via this link to receive a link to the Zoom call where this toast will happen: https://watch.eventive.org/doxa2020/play/5ef0d6ca2e2f3c008d21eb74/5ef0d7e7f4116e0030ecbc0c
Please note you'll need Zoom installed on whatever device you're joining the call from.

Watch other Peter Wintonick films at DOXA
Click here, to watch Wintopia at DOXA.
Click here, to watch A Rustling of Leaves (dir. Nettie Wild, ed. Peter Wintonick) at DOXA.
Click here, to watch Manufacturing Consent (dirs. Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick) at DOXA.
Click here, to watch Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (dir. Peter Wintonick) at DOXA.