Continuing on CFMDC.tv: Everything I touch I change by artist collective The Odeimin Runners Club (Adrian Kahgee, Rebeka Tabobondung, and Debbie Ebanks Schlums). This program presents three works made by the collective in response to a handmade film workshop with Philip Hoffman of the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm). Inspired by conversations surrounding Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower science fiction series, the films explore urgent political and environmental instabilities facing the artists' communities. Free online on CFMDC.tv.
Shana Myara’s feature doc WELL ROUNDED plays at the Edmonton International Film Festival. WELL ROUNDED tackles fatphobia through a combination of candid interviews and dreamy animation.
Amanda Ann-Min Wong’s short The Way We Are screens at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival. The Way We Are explores past as present through interviews with four queer Asian women living in Toronto.
WNDX programs new and innovative moving image works from across Canada and around the globe. At this year’s fest, a retrospective of CFMDC member Francisca Duran’s work in “Franci Duran: In Departure’s Wake” (October 9), curated by Cecilia Araneda (find her essay here) plus Marco Arriaga’s new experimental short Jatun Llaxta, Noh Kaah…. Franci will also be conducting a phytogram workshop on October 9.
Festival du nouveau cinéma Montréal returns with a combination of in-person and online screenings. Congrats to Michael Rollo whose short Eidolon screens in the program Nouveaux alchimistes 1 on October 6, and online in Experimental Short Films Competition 1.
Seattle Queer Film Festival presents in-person and online screenings. CFMDC shorts at this year’s festival are Broth of Vigour by Daniel McIntyre, Broken Relationship by Wrik Mead, and The Big Snore by Matt Guerin. Plus feature doc WELL ROUNDED by Shana Myara!
Antimatter [media art] runs October 14-24, online and in-person at Deluge Contemporary Art. Including CFMDC films: Broken Relationship by Wrik Mead; Expo Film (this film is my memory) by Penny McCann; Jatun Llaxta, Noh Kaah… by Marcos Arriaga; and Mrs. Deborah Corde by Joële Walinga.
CFMDC members Francisca Duran, Lindsay McIntyre, and Nadine Valcin take part in Access Gallery’s Conversation 3: Film and Motherhood, part of Art Mamas’ PLOT Residency.
Canadian Images in Conversation presents “Mining (and Manipulating) the Home Movie” on October 16 in Peterborough, Ontario. With: By The Time We Got to Expo by Phil Hoffman and Eva Kolcze; her silent life by Lindsay McIntyre; Imprint by Louise Bourque; Mechanical Memory by Amanda Dawn Christie; nostalgia (april 2001 to present) by Christina Battle; and Separation by John Kneller. Check back on their Facebook page for details.
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival screens Shana Myara’s feature doc WELL ROUNDED, “a powerhouse documentary, totally unique and totally inspiring” (Alex Matraxia, UK Film Review).
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival: CFMDC is happy to present DIGITAL INDIGIQUEER: TRANS TRANSMEDIA, an online exhibition with work from Raven Two Feathers, Elijah Forbes, and Ty Defoe, curated by Hexe Fey. This exhibition is hosted on imagineNATIVE's InDigital Space from October 19-24. Plus, an Art Crawl on Thursday, October 21 from 5-6pm, which includes a pre-recording from Hexe and the artists, and an intro by Morgan Sears-William. Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support for this program.
CFMDC shorts screening at Perlen Queer Film Festival Hannover: Queer Isolation by Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim; Take Me to Prom by Andrew Moir; and The Way We Are by Amanda Ann-Min Wong.
The 25th Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic, runs with a combination of in-person and online screenings. CFMDC films screening in the Fascinations section: Congress by Kyath Battie; Forwards, backwards by Mitchell Stafiej; and It Matters What by Francisca Duran. Mach Stem by Daniel McIntyre screens in the Short Joy section.
Queerfilmfestival Bremen runs October 26-31 including Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim’s short Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy, an experimental documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience.
October 28 – November 7
Rendezvous With Madness Festival (Toronto) is the first and largest mental health festival in the world. This year look out for CFMDC shorts Extractions by Thirza Cuthand and Hole by Gil Goletski