Acme Studios — Matthew Rankin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Matthew Rankin

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Matthew Rankin works in hybrids of documentary, experimental drama and animated abstraction. He is most noted for his 2014 film Mynarski Death Plummet, which was a shortlisted Canadian screen Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Drama (2016) and a shortlisted Jutra Award nominee for Best Short Film (2015).

His 2017 film The Tesla World Light won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Short (2018) and received an Honourable Mention for the Toronto International film Festival for Best Canadian Short Film (2017). His feature-length debut, The Twentieth Century premiered in 2019.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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