A film artist of memory and association, Philip Hoffman has long been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent diary filmmaker. He apprenticed in Europe with Peter Greenaway in 1985, where he made ?O,Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film) (1985), which was nominated for a Canadian Genie Award. As well in 2002 he received the Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival and Gus Van Sant Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2002 for What These Ashes Wanted, a diaristic meditation on loss and grief.  In 2009 he completed the feature-length experimental documentary, All Fall Down, a reflection on childhood, property, ecology and love. In the winter of 2014 he was a participating artist in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Border Cultures (work, labour), The Dialogic Illuminations of Marian McMahon. New films include Gaed (45 min, 2014), world premiere at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, and Slaughterhouse (15 min, 2014).