|Born||August 30, 1951|
|Years active||1981 – Present|
Gunnarsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1951. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, with his parents when he was seven years old. His movie After the Axe, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. He has since won a number of awards including Emmy Award, Genie Award and Gemini Awards.
Awards[change | change source]
- International Emmy Award in 1997, for Gerrie & Louise
- Genie Award in 1986, for Final Offer
- Gemini Awards
- Oscar nomination
- Prix Italia
- Prix Villes de Cannes
- Cadillac People’s Choice Documentary Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010, for Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
- Canada's Top Ten Film Festival People's Choice Award, awarded in January 2015 for Monsoon
References[change | change source]
- "Sturla Gunnarsson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- Balkissoon, Denise (July 2008). "History Major: Sturla Gunnarsson tells the true story of a great Canadian tragedy. Finally", Toronto Life 42 (7): 21. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
- "Sturla Gunnarsson". Canadian Film Centre. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "Sturla Gunnarsson". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- "Sturla Gunnarsson". Northernstars.ca. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- tiff. (2015-01-12). "Sturla Gunnarsson’s Monsoon crowned Canada's Top Ten Film Festival People’s Choice Award winner". Press release. http://d12gbu3zt5gvms.cloudfront.net/docs/y8JRNP_Award_Winners_Canada%27s_Top_Ten_Film_Festival_8513913_1421100000.pdf.