George Turnbull

Editorial Advisory Committee, Former Intern

George Turnbull is an award-winning stage and screen scholar and practitioner. He is currently a PhD student in the Cinema and Media Studies program at York University where he’s the President of the Graduate Film Student Association at York and Co-Founder and Vice-President of the York University Film Society. He holds a BA (Honours, with Distinction) and a MA in Film and Media Studies. Turnbull began his studies in cinema and theatre at the Etobicoke School of the Arts secondary school in Toronto. Growing up as a rigorous competitive dancer in Canada and the United States, he discovered his interest and passion for dance films. He now specializes in screendance and contributes to the field through scholarship and filmmaking. Turnbull has previous affiliation with film and dance departments at Queen’s University, University of California, California Institute of the Arts and Ryerson University.

George Turnbull's Work

For a While

Directed by Jenna Borisevich, For a While was shot in a dance studio on 16mm. It tells a story of unrequited love through dance: a couple shares in a fantasy, but only for a moment.

The Shoestring Renaissance

By George Turnbull

A survey of current screendance events and artists in Canada.