Festival Year: 2017

Craig Norris

Roles: Director, Producer

Craig Norris is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and owner of Canadian-based VideoBand Productions. Topically, his work, primarily focuses on issues that relate to the environment, conservation and climate change, and aesthetically Norris’cinematography is very much inspired by post 1960′s Magnum and National Geographic photographers.His award-winning works have been broadcast nationally in Canada and Tanzania, and featured at more than thirty doc, eco and adventure film festivals around the world including Hot Docs, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Planet in Focus and the DC Environmental Film Festival. His work has also been screened at National Geographic Head Quarters in Washington, DC, exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum and toured nationally with Dr. David Suzuki. Norris’ latest release, Surviving the Fundy Footpath, follows Bruce Persaud, a city slicker from Toronto, with zero camping experience, as he attempts to complete one of Canada’s most difficult multi-day hikes. This hilarious film, which was commissioned by the Fundy Biosphere Reserve and funded by Mountain Equipment Co-op and Parks Canada, promises to have audiences cheering for the underdog and flirting with the idea of hiking the trail themselves. Norris also recently released Kokota: The Islet of Hope (Winner of the 2017 Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability), this multiple award winning 30-minute documentary was commissioned by the European Union, and explores climate change adaptation projects taking place on a tiny chain of islands off the east coast of Africa. This short is inspiring people around the world to adapt to climate change. As these films are being released Norris is in production on three new short documentaries poised to hit screens in 2017/2018.

Festival Year: 2017


Sunrise on the Total Chaos

(US, 2017, 5min)


(CA, TZ, 2016, 29min)