Rafal Sokolowski is an award-winning film and theatre director. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is supported by the National Film Board of Canada, the Canada and Ontario Arts Councils and Bravo!FACT. He is the artistic director of Blind Dog Films, which specializes in developing and producing narrative fiction, and the founder of WeAreCollective, a Toronto-based commercial production company. Sokolowski is an Assistant Professor of Film in the MFA Program at Ohio University, and previously taught film production and directing at York University, and acting and stage directing at Ryerson University. He was also a guest artist-teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada, Warsaw College of Communications and Media and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Sokolowski’s Three Mothers, starring Kristin Booth and Camilla Scott, screened at many international festivals, including the 2009 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, and his most recent film, Seventh Day, won Best Short Film at the 2013 Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival. Sokolowski is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, holds an MFA from York University and is an apprentice of the National Theatre Academy of Krakow (directing).