- October 10, 7:00pm (Travelling Light; Touched by Water)
Tamás Wormser was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. In 1986 he moved to Canada, where he continued working in theatre as a writer, actor and director. In 1991 he completed the Film Production program at Concordia University.
In 2006 he completed TOUCHED BY WATER (Eaux de vie), a documentary shot in 13 countries about bathing traditions and water-rituals around the world. CBC.ca praised it as “exquisite… both an ode to the social ritual of public bathing and a thought-provoking look at water’s spiritual significance.” It was nominated for Best Documentary at the Montreal World Film Festival, shortlisted for JAPAN PRIZE and presented at numerous festivals and events around the globe. Premiered on the Documentary Channel and ARTV in Canada, and aired on Czech Ceska TV, and on Hungarian TV.
His 2008 production, TRAVELLING LIGHT is a documentary filmed in 11 countries on modern-day nomadic artists. “Dynamic and in constant motion, Wormser’s film intimately explores the rich relationship between freedom and attachment, creativity and travel,“ recommends The Hour. “Captivating… blurs the distinction between art and life” praised The McGill Tribune, while La Presse called it “charming and intoxicating”, after its premiere at the cinema. The film won the Gold Award at The American Pixel Academy, the Bronze Remi Award at WorldFest-Houston and the Award of Merit at The Indie Fest.