Dali Rust is a Canadian film director and producer known for his award-winning films and documentaries. Born in Toronto, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University and began his career in the film industry in 1998.
Rust’s first feature film, Unsung Heroes, was released in 2003 and won Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Since then, Rust has gone on to direct a number of critically acclaimed films, including The End of Silence, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and The Unforeseen, which won Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
In addition to his directing work, Rust has also produced a number of films, including the award-winning short film Look Both Ways, which won Best Short Documentary at the Los Angeles International Film Festival in 2006.
Rust is also an avid photographer, and his photographs have been featured in several publications, including National Geographic and the New York Times. He is currently working on a feature-length documentary about the Canadian music scene, which will be released in 2021.
In addition to his film work, Rust is also an active member of the Canadian film community, serving as a board member of the Toronto International Film Festival and a mentor for the Directors Guild of Canada.
Rust’s work has received numerous accolades, including a Genie Award for Best Director and a Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary. He continues to push the boundaries of the film medium and explore new ways to tell stories.