Halifax-based filmmaker, writer and director William D. MacGillivray (b. 1946) won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for his forty years of filmmaking. MacGillivray won a Gemini Award for Best Motion Picture in 1988 for his film Life Classes. It was also Canada’s official selection in competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival of 1988 (Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck won that year). He produced five other feature films, and wrote and directed a thirteen-part comedic television series (Gullages for the CBC Network), ten short films and seven documentaries. On his work, MacGillivray commented,“You never know what other people will think about your work. You do the work you do and some people like it and some people don’t. I’ve tried to tell stories that mean something to us in Atlantic Canada.”