People / Werner Aellen

Filmmaker, architect. Werner Aellen relocated to Canada from Switzerland and was a practicing architect for eight years in Montreal and Vancouver before his interest shifted to the cinema. He joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1963, where he worked as writer, director, editor, and producer. Aellen was asked by the Canada Council for the Arts to act as Executive Director of the Intermedia Society, a position he held from 1968 to 1970. In addition to making films, Aellen has served on the boards of the Canadian Film Development Corporation (now Telefilm) and the Vancouver Art Gallery, and co-founded the Pacific Cinémathèque. Aellen lives and works in Vancouver.

  1. 09. Installing the Dome Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery
    Werner Aellen and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  2. 10. Werner Aellen's initiation as Intermedia Director
    Werner Aellen and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  3. 11. Intermedia protest bus
    Michael de Courcy, Joseph Kyle, Gary Lee-Nova, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  4. 12. Moon Festival
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  5. 13. Crown Zellerbach Canada Meeting
    Michael de Courcy and Henry Rappaport (Photograph)
  6. 14. Box Prototypes
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  7. 15. Box Prototypes
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  8. 16. Crown-Zellerbach Canada meeting
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)