Shane Belcourt is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Toronto. His feature film, Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, was theatrically released across Canada and was broadcast on several outlets. He was the recipient of the 2007 IFC Mentorship Award and one of 22 filmmakers chosen for the 2007 TIFF Talent Lab. In January 2010, Shane was selected to be the Filmmaker in Residence by the Winnipeg Film Group. In 2013 Shane collaborated with playwright Yvette Nolan to create A Common Experience which still enjoys a strong film festival run, while also being featured in Air Canada’s In-Flight entertainment. Shane has created numerous other films and worked in collaboration with a variety of artists. Shane teaches filmmaking workshops throughout the year with Aboriginal youth and youth at risk through various Aboriginal outreach programs, as well as teaching a directing class at LIFT twice a year in Toronto.