Awards & Winners

John Paskievich

Date of Birth 1948
Place of Birth Austria
(Western Europe, Europe, Eurasia, Central Europe)
Nationality Canada, Ukraine
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Photographer, Cinematographer, Film Editor
John Paskievich is a Ukrainian-Canadian documentary filmmaker and photographer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Paskievich's 2006 National Film Board of Canada documentary Unspeakable explores stuttering. Paskievich himself stutters and he narrates and participates in the film, which won a special jury prize at the 2006 Whistler Film Festival. His other directorial credits include My Mother’s Village, in which Paskievich delves into the experience of other Ukrainian-Canadians, The Gypsies of Svinia, If Only I Were an Indian and the Genie Award-winning short film Ted Baryluk's Grocery. Born in Austria, Paskievich emigrated to Canada at the age of five. He studied at the University of Winnipeg and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. An accomplished stills photographer as well as filmmaker, his photographs have been exhibited at prestigious galleries and museums across Canada. His photographs have also been published in four books: A Place Not Our Own, Waiting for the Ice Cream Man... A Prison Journal, Urban Indians and A Voiceless Song. In October 2007, Paskievich's first book, The North End: Photographs by John Paskievich, was published.

Awards by John Paskievich

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Paskievich.


Canada Award
Honored for : The Storytelling Class


Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Gemini Award for Best Direction in an Information or Documentary Program or Series Senda: The Making of a Myth


Nominations 1991 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Genie Award for Best Short Documentary The Actor