Matthew Hays

Matthew Hays is a Canadian Features Programmer for TIFF, introducing audiences to the work of Canadian filmmakers. A film critic, author, journalist and university instructor, Hays has written extensively about Canadian film culture. He has been a film critic and reporter for The Montreal Mirror since 1993, and his articles on popular culture and politics have appeared in a broad range of publications, including The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Advocate and Cineaste. Hays teaches courses in film studies, journalism and communication studies at Concordia University. His book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), is a 2008 Lambda Literary Award winner.