Atom Egoyan (Canada)
Atom Egoyan’s international breakthrough came in the 1987 Forum where he presented his feature film Family Viewing. His greatest successes include Calendar, Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter and Ararat. The director, who has Armenian roots, has won numerous prizes at international film festivals including The Grand Prix and International Critics Awards from the Cannes Film Festival and two Academy Award nominations. His art installations have been presented at museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Venice Biennale. For the Canadian Opera Company, Egoyan has produced Wagner’s Ring Cycle.