Su Rynard

Su Rynard

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Directors' Lab), CFC NFB Documentary Program

Completion Year

1996, 2011

Current Information

Current Company


Current Title

Director/Mayday/Air Crash Investigation


Su Rynard is media artist with an expansive body of work that spans two decades. From her early video art created in the late 1980’s to her recent feature film debut, Rynard has worked across a range of approaches: dramatic, experimental, documentary, and installation.

Su Rynard’s installations have been exhibited at the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast and at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto. Her videos have been screened in galleries including The National Galley of Canada, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and The Tate Britain. Her short films and videos have screened at film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the 11TH Biennial of Moving Images Geneva. Her feature film KARDIA was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2005 Hamptons Film Festival (USA) and the Best Narrative Film Award at Scinema 2006 in Sydney Australia.

Su Rynard was born on the Downsview Airforce Base, a world apart from the city of Toronto surrounding her. She received an entrance scholarship to York University, and was awarded the George A. Reid Scholarship and the Melvile P. White Scholarship before graduating with honours from the Ontario College of Art. Su Rynard was one of ten filmmakers from across Canada selected to be a resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 1996. In 1998 and 2000 she attended arts residency at Yaddo in New York.

Su Rynard’s most recent project “Songbird SOS” is one of four documentaries invited to be developed through the innovative CFC/NFB Documentary Program.