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Genne Speers
Interim Director
Genne Speers is currently the Interim Director of the CFMDC. She is a fourth generation settler from Upper Canada Treaty No. 3 territory. Traditionally the territory of the Attawandaron, who now have descendants among the Six Nations. Genne is an advisory member of the TMAC board and serves on the boards of the Media Arts Network of Ontario and the Independent Media Arts Alliance. She holds a Masters of Cinema and Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia with a thesis titled “Crepuscule Constructions: Artists and the Archival Image” and is a PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at York University.
Edward Fawcett Sharpe
Technical Manager
Edward Sharpe is the technical manager at CFMDC. He is a third generation settler from Treaty 13 territory. Traditionally the territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Edward is a practicing filmmaker and holds a BA in film studies from Carleton University in Ottawa. He was previously the co-owner/operator of Highfield Media a video production and web design company as well as Eastern Studios a co-working space and studio. 

  • Contact Edward about questions related to technical specifications for new work deposits, technical services, or special projects.

Jesse Brossoit
Distribution and Collections Coordinator
Jesse Brossoit is an arts administrator and media archivist. He is a fourth generation white settler from Treaty 18 and Haldimand Treaty territory, now based in Tkaronto/Toronto working as the Distribution & Collections Coordinator at CFMDC. Jesse holds a Master of Arts degree in Film Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. He has previously worked on cataloguing and archiving film collections for the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

  • Contact Jesse to inquire about renting or purchasing work in the collection, licensing for publications and exhibitions, accessing previews, accessing our analog film collection and artist files, and member royalties.
 
Morgan Sears-Williams
Member Services and Program Outreach Co‑ordinator
Morgan Sears-Williams (BFA OCAD University) is a white settler of Irish, English and German descent working in Tkaronto on the lands of the the Anishanaabe, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudensosaunee, and the Huron-Wendat. She is a media artist with a focus on still and moving images and installation. Her practice often explores larger themes of feminist queer histories, collective memory and questioning institutional archiving practices. Morgan has exhibited work in galleries and pop up spaces across Toronto and internationally including Gallery 44, Artscape Youngplace, The 8fest, Osaka University of the Arts and The Arquives. She was the Arts Curator for The RUDE Collective, a queer arts collective in which she co-founded.

  • Contact Morgan for membership related activities such as becoming a new member, submitting a title, updates to current members film page or biography, depositing new titles, requesting an artist report or for information on our programming events.
 
Lina Wu
Distribution Assistant
Lina Wu is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, from territory covered by the Rouge Tract Claim submitted in 2015 by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. Her work draws lines through cultural identity, femininity, mental health, mythologies and adolescence. Lina’s work has been published with Hand Eye Society, Looseleaf Magazine, Half a Grapefruit, and others; she has shown at galleries such as Xpace Cultural Centre and Gallery 44; and she has held workshops with organizations including Tea Base, Insomniac Film Festival, and Canada Comics Open Library. Lina is expecting a BDes in Illustration with an English minor at OCAD U. She is an enthusiastic Distribution Assistant at CFMDC.
Shannon Gagnon
Technical Assistant
Shannon Gagnon is a multimedia archivist and artist, based in Toronto/Tkoronto. She is a fourth generation settler from the Crawford’s Purchase agreement, traditionally the territory of the Anishinabewaki, Mohawk, and Algonquin peoples. Shannon holds a Masters of Arts degree in Film Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University, where she focused her research on the preservation of performance art documentation. She has previously worked with a handful of artist run centres, including the FADO Performance Art, Western Front, Regent Park Film Festival, and VTape. 
Larissa Fan
Social Media and Newsletter Outreach
Larissa Fan is a Toronto-based artist who works in 16mm and Super 8 film. She studied at OCAD and has an MFA in Film Production from York University. Her work has screened at national and international venues including Anthology Film Archives, Images Festival, and Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival. Larissa worked for many years at CFMDC, first as Membership Coordinator and then Distribution Manager, and now handles CFMDC's social media and newsletter.
Board
Mohammad Agha
is a veteran in digital media and mobile games, with over 13 years of experience working with some of the largest brands in the world; creating engaging, original IP that has entertained millions of players. Hailing from the days of feature phone games, where he was porting J2ME, BREW, and BlackBerry games to over 500 different devices, Mo has been involved with mobile games from the infancy of the industry. Mo has worked on over 100 mobile games; many of them large brands. He has coded, designed, project managed, and produced games over his broad career. He is an executive with an acute understanding of the technical, creative, and business sides of the industry, which he uses to make fun, addictive, and profitable games. Along with being a regular speaker at mobile game conferences worldwide, Mo enjoys sharing all that he has learnt throughout his successful career in mobile games. Mo has spoken at: Game Connection Paris, Pocket Gamer Connect Vancouver, Game On Ventures, XDSummit, IO:Regions panel, Ottawa IGDA, to name a few, and at local gatherings. He is also an active member on the Ottawa International Game Conference (OIGC) Planning and Advisory committees as well as a member of the Algonquin College Advisory Committee for their Video Game program.
Dan Browne
is a settler currently living in Tkaronto. His films and videos explore patterns and nature through dense and kinetic forms, and have been presented at over 100 festivals and venues, including TIFF, Rotterdam, Centre Pompidou, SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, and Early Monthly Segments. His film memento mori (2012) received the Jury Prize for Best Canadian Work at WNDX Festival, First Prize at Athens International Film + Video Festival, and the Deluxe Award at Images. Dan's media practice also encompasses live visual performances in collaboration with musicians that have been presented at festivals such as MUTEK and Vector, and installations that have received public commissions in Toronto and Vancouver. Dan holds a Masters and PhD (ABD) in the Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. He is currently completing his dissertation on technology and environment in recent Canadian cinema, and his writings on filmmaking have been published in Incite Journal of Experimental MediaFound Footage MagazineHors ChampMillennium Film Journal, and Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age (2019, McGill–Queens UP).
Kelly Egan
is an Assistant Professor in Visual and Media Studies within the Cultural Studies Department at Trent University. Kelly is a Canadian filmmaker, animated sound composer, film archivist and scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Carleton University (2001), Master of Arts in Communication and Culture at York/Ryerson University (2003), Master of Fine Arts in Film/Video at Bard College (2006), a Certificate in Film Preservation from the Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House (2012), and a PhD in Communication and Culture from the York/Ryerson Joint Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture (2013). Her film work explores issues of materiality, intermediality, and media obsolescence. Her films have been screened at major festivals across Canada and internationally, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Images Festival, the New York International Film Festival, the Rotterdam, International Film Festival and EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival. Her film-based installations have been exhibited at the York Quays Gallery/Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and L’espace virtuel in Chicoutimi, PQ.
Katia Houde
is a filmmaker and installation artist from Montreal living in Toronto. Her work deals primarily with memory, identity, and trauma, using both found footage and original images. Her work has been shown in the USA, Canada, Peru, Mexico, and Spain. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies. Katia has worked for several years at the Toronto International Film Festival, Global Television, and WIFT in Communications and at the National Film Board of Canada in Education.
Derek Jenkins
is a motion picture photographer and lab technician based in Hamilton, ON. His practice is handmade, personal, and documentary, with an interest in labour, ecology, and social reproduction. His films have screened widely, most recently at Media City Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Fracto Film Encounter, Antimatter [media art] and DocLisboa. His installations include a sound work, "The E6 Process" (2018), at Factory Media Centre as part of HAVN's Sonic Art Series, and a film loop, "Contents" (2019), in Minding the Archive at Hamilton Artists Inc. In 2020, his film work, "Livestock," was installed at McMaster Museum of Art as part of the exhibition, Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space. He works at Niagara Custom Lab.
Frank Manzo
is the CEO of Creat19ive Arts Savings and Credit Union, a cooperative banking institution for those making a living in the creative industries. With over 16 years of experience in financing for Film, TV and New Media production in Canada, Frank previously leveraged his expert knowledge of production finance as an Account Manager with National Bank’s TV & Motion Picture Group, as Manager of the Production Finance team at Corus Entertainment and as a Business Officer at Ontario Creates (formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation) administering not only the film, TV and digital animation/special effects tax credits, but also ushering in two enhancements to the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit. In addition to his comfort and aptitude in the analytical thinking necessary for math, business and law, Frank is also blessed with the ability to excel in creative endeavors, fulfilling roles in live stage show productions as producer, writer and performer. He is also a technically trained dancer and choreographer and in 2012 he successfully staged With Somebody Who Loves Me: A Gay Dansical. Lauded as one of the best shows in Toronto’s Fringe Festival and followed by a two week run at Tarragon Theatre, critics called it “a fucking brilliant celebration in the human body.”
Michelle Mohabeer
was born in Guyana/South American and lives in Toronto, she is a multi award-winning filmmaker/media artist, film scholar, academic and writer, who
earned her PhD from the University of Toronto in (2006). She was recognized as “best female filmmaker 2020” by the Berlin Underground Film Festival for her second creative feature documentary, Queer Coolie-tudes (2019), which was awarded Direction Excellence from Docs Without Borders and won the “Intersect Award” from the 15th Caribbean Tales International Film Festival. Queer Coolie-tudes has its Canadian premiere at the 28th Inside Out Film Festival and its European premier in the media library collection of the 50th Visions du Reel in Switzerland and theatrically at the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival in Amsterdam. Prior films include the feature essay documentary, Blu In You (2008), the Inside Out commissioned short film, Echoes (2003), the Canada Council/Making Scenes Ottawa commissioned Tracing Soul (2000), her MFA experimental narrative, Child-Play (1996), TWO/DOH (1996), Coconut/Cane & Cutlass (1994), and the commissioned Five Feminist Minutes short, EXPOSURE (1990) which was produced by the
National Film Board of Canada (former-studio D women’s unit).

Mohabeer’s films have exhibited worldwide at over 300 festivals, conferences, and galleries, and collected by over 60 University libraries across the U.S, Canada, and in the Caribbean. Her films have been profiled or written about in Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, The Romance of Transgression in Canada, North of Everything, The Bent Lens, Queering Canada: A Collection of Essays, and the article, “Putting the Cool in Coolie: Disidentification, Desire and Dissent in the work of filmmaker, Michelle Mohabeer”in The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, among others. Dr. Mohabeer teaches at York University in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and in the Department of Communications at Glendon campus. Future projects include: a feature documentary, and she is the contributing editor of a critical anthology, Reframing the Nation: Indigenous,
Racialized & Queer BIPOC Canadian Independent Women Filmmakers 1990-2020.
Barbara Sternberg
Has been making films since the mid-seventies. Her films have been screened widely across Canada as well as internationally at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, The Museum of Modern Art and Millennium Workshop in New York, and the Ontario Cinematheque, Toronto. Her work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. She has been a visiting artist at a number of Canadian universities and galleries including the University of Guelph, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Dunlop Art Gallery, as well as the Universite d'Avignon, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, Sternberg was made a Laureate of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Sternberg’s film work combines reflections on the medium itself with social issues and universal questions of how we experience reality, how we as humans are situated in the world. Films are themselves experiences, realities. Her films work at the intersection of film and life- questions of vision, perception, motion and temporality. Although her main practice is film, Sternberg has worked in other media including performance, installation and video.

Sternberg has been active in a number of fronts in Toronto, teaching at York University, working for Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre, serving on Toronto and Ontario Arts Council juries and committees, helping to organize the International Experimental Film Congress (May 1989), and was a founding member of Pleasure Dome, artists' film and video exhibition group. She wrote a handbook and conducted workshops on Media Literacy for high school teachers. She recently organized the "Association for Film Art" (AFFA) to actively support and promote awareness and appreciation of film art. While living in the Maritimes, Sternberg co-founded Struts, an artist-run centre in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Sternberg wrote a column, "On (experimental) Film" for several years for Cinema Canada, and has written essays on artists and on filmmakers. As well, she has written on the status of film art in galleries and museums—an issue on which she has conducted symposia and lobbied vigorously.
Gina Vanni
is the Vice President of Take 5 Productions, a Toronto based television production company whose credits include international series The Tudors, Camelot, The Borgias, and the upcoming mini-series, World Without End. Prior to joining Take 5, Gina was the Vice President of Production Finance at Dufferin Gate Productions, where she managed development and financing for the company’s considerable slate of productions. Previously, Gina worked with the Ontario Media Development Corporation in several capacities, including Team Lead in the Tax Credits and Financing Department, as well as Director of Tax Credits, where she supervised the administration of Ontario’s six cultural media tax credits.
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Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725