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Alex Rogalski

Alex Rogalski


Melville, Saskatchewan

Programming for the Festival since:

Desert-island films:
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Lord of the Flies
Cast Away
Swiss Family Robinson
Swept Away (Italian version)

Your favourite Festival programmer who is not you:
Magali Simard (cause she'd smack me if I said otherwise.)

The strangest place you’ve ever watched a film:
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What do you do for the rest of the year when you aren’t programming for the Festival?
Taking care of my 2 ½ year old daughter, programming films for Hot Docs, and following the Saskatchewan Roughriders.




Alex Rogalski is a Short Cuts Canada Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. In this role, he is responsible for introducing audiences to excellence in short-form Canadian films. Rogalski also programmes for the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival.

Rogalski regularly travels across North America as the Co-ordinator of the One Take Super 8 Event. His Super 8 programmes have been featured at the National Arts Centre, Images Festival, Pop Montreal and the WNDX Festival of Avant Garde Film. He has also curated film programmes for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver) and Winnipeg Cinematheque.

Rogalski has a Master of Arts in Communications and Culture from York University in Toronto and continues to participate in academia. Most recently, Rogalski was an invited guest lecturer at Ryerson University, Concordia University, Montreal, University of Regina, Saskatchewan and Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.