Born in Montreal, Karin Hazé is a graduate of film production and film studies at Concordia University in Montreal and multi-media computer graphics at Parson's New School of Design in NYC. As a filmmaker in the areas of documentary, experimental, animation and video installation, Karin has collaborated with and promoted contemporary artists from Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her films have been broadcast nationally on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), TVOntario and W (formerly, Women’s Television Network), featured internationally in film festivals as well as being exhibited in museums and galleries throughout Canada, US, Latin America and Europe. Over the past many years Karin’s interest in film curatorial work has led her to program for Planet in Focus, International Environmental Film and ReelWorld Film Festival and co-found, direct and curate three of her own film festivals: Women on the Verge, British Colombia’s sole Women’s Film Festival, Haida Gwaii's ImagiNation, an International Aboriginal Film Festival, and Les Nomades, (www.lesnomades.org) Canada’s only International Francophone Short Film Festival outside of Quebec. Most recently, Karin has worked in film and television production for the National Film Board of Canada (Toronto) and TVOntario, and served as a Peer Assessment Jury Member for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Presently, Karin is working on her feature documentary about father/daughter relationships entitled, Un Noeud dans la Gorge.