Sturla Gunnarsson is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker. He has directed a broad range of fiction and non-fiction, television and theatrical productions shot all over the world. Gunnarsson’s most recent film, Monsoon, premiered at TIFF in 2014 and was selected as one of TIFF’s Top Ten Canadian Films, winning the People’s Choice Award. Previous TIFF-launched films include Force Of Nature, which won the 2010 TIFF Documentary People’s Choice Award, Beowulf & Grendel (Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, Sara Polly), Rare Birds (William Hurt, Molly Parker, Andy Jones) and Such A Long Journey (Roshan Seth, Om Puri, Naseerudin Shah). Gunnarsson has an extensive body of work directing television drama, including the current CTV/ABC hit, Motive, The Firm (NBC/CTV), Defying Gravity (ABC/CTV), Intelligence (CBC) and DaVinci’s Inquest (CBC). Gunnarsson is the Past President of the Directors Guild of Canada.