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Max Holzberg

Max Holzberg
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Max Holzberg is a Montréal based curator, filmmaker, and cultural worker. In 2020 Max obtained his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Film Studies from Concordia University’s, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and is continuing on at Concordia to pursue his MA in Film Studies. Max has worked on a number of curatorial projects such as: FNC: Spotlight on Concordia Fine Arts (2019), Nouveau Cineastes, Dazibao Image (2019), and the 46th Concordia Film Festival (2018-2019). As a filmmaker, Max produced a four part mini-series for MaTV’s My Curious City (2018) as well as Elspeth McConnell: An Extraordinary Legacy (2019); a film jointly commissioned by the MUHC and Doggone Foundation. Currently, Max is writing his SSHRC funded thesis “Replaying the Past: Queer Canadian Documentary as Counter-Archival Practice” a project which examines queer Canadian documentary film as a form of counter-archive that questions collective memory, identity, and nationalism.

  • Top Concordian Graduate Entrance Scholarship
  • John and Oksana Locke First 100 Years of Cinema Award

Supervisor: Dr. May Chew

Thesis Title: Replaying the Past: Queer Canadian Documentary Film as a Counter-Archival Practice

Research Interests:

  • queer cinema
  • documentary and experimental film
  • autobiographical and auto-ethnographic filmmaking practices
  • film history
  • archival studies
  • national cinemas
  • film and cultural labour
  • settler colonial studies
  • cultural and social policy
  • new media


Winter 2021 FMST 203/4 B FILM HISTORY III    

Selected Publications:

Holzberg, Max. "Patti Harrison’s Self(ie) Negotiated Trans Gaze" In Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History, Volume XVI, 2020


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