Matthew Hays, BFA 91, MA 99, has inspired countless students with his dedication and passion for film and the media. He is a part-time faculty member at Concordia, where he has taught Film Studies since 2004 and journalism since 1999. He has also taught in the communication studies department at Concordia, and has conducted workshops at the Quebec Writers Federation.
While studying at Concordia, Matthew was the recipient of the André Bazin Award for outstanding achievement in Film Studies. He was also nominated for the Prix Arc-en-Ciel in 1995 for outstanding achievement/contribution to the Montreal gay and lesbian community.
Today Matthew is a regular contributor to the Montreal Mirror and the Globe and Mail. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and The Advocate. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers, is out this summer from Arsenal Pulp Press.