291 Film Company Cinematic Television


Ian Toews, csc

Producer / Director / DOP
Ian Toews, csc, has been making films and videos since 1996. His works are primarily concerned with the natural environment and often, its degradation. He is the producer, director, and DOP of 7 short films, more than 60 television episodes, and 5 full-length documentaries.

Since his first exhibitions in 1997, Toews' films and videos have been shown in over 50 countries worldwide at many of the finest arts / cinema venues. His documentaries are seen on numerous television channels including CBC documentary, Bravo!, City Saskatchewan, APTN, Oasis HD, YLE (Finland), and TV5 (Spain). Toews’ films and videos have been widely acclaimed and awarded with numerous international awards, including the Grand Prix at the Tampere International Film Festival, the Jury Award at the New York Exposition of Short Film, Canadian Film & Television Producer’s Association Indie Award, 5 Gemini Award nominations, a Canadian Screen Award nomination, and a 2008 Gemini Award win for Best Arts Documentary Program or Series.

Ian Toews, csc, is a full member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.