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Andrew Blicq

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Andy Blicq
Instructor

Department:
Asper School for Theatre and Film

Fields:
  • Film / TV
  • Journalism / Media Studies
Areas of Expertise:
  • Film Making
  • Print and Television Journalism
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Storytelling
  • Television Making
  • Writing
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
About:

Andrew Blicq is an award-winning, Manitoba-based independent television producer, writer and director with more than 30 years experience. In 2015 he wrote and directed a film about the Vietnam War, his seventh documentary for the CBC’s premiere series Doc Zone. Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War won the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for best History Documentary Program or Series.

As a CBC employee (until 2007), his work appeared on The National, The Journal, Disclosure, Country Canada, Man Alive and Venture. More recently, he has produced, directed and written many independent programs and films. Blicq’s work has been recognized by film festivals in Canada and the United States, including A Canadian Screen Award, two Gemini Awards, two Golds, a Silver and a Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals, eight Bronze Plaques from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and the Manitoba Human Rights Award for Journalism.

Before joining the CBC in 1985, Blicq worked as a feature writer, reporter and photographer for the Winnipeg Free Press. Blicq has been appointed to the Manitoba government’s Manitoba Heritage Council to advise the minister on heritage matters and he is a Gimli Film Festival board member


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