Continuing to March 11
Massimadi Montreal’s LGBT + Afro Film Festival (online Canada-wide)
Shana Myara’s feature doc WELL ROUNDED (2020), and Kourtney Jackson’s short Wash Day (2020) screen at this year’s Massimadi Festival. Free and available online across Canada at massimadi.ca!
Continuing to March 23
Vtape On-Line: Tell the Body
Presented with The Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora, curated by Fabiyino Germain-Bajowa. This program works that explore the relationship between language and the senses as constructions of knowledge. Through videos of poetry, dance, oral history, and documentary, layers of thought are uncovered, giving form to the immaterial nature of language. Including CFMDC titles Almost Forgot My Bones (2004) by Katrin Bowen & Tanya Evanson; Emergence (2017) by Nadine Valcin; and Dandelions (1995) by Dawn Wilkinson. Curator and artist talk March 23 at 7pm ET.
March 4 & 25, April 22
Archive/Counter-Archive: Archival Atelier
Artists, archivists, and researchers engage with analog and legacy digital materials, many of which are at-risk. Explore different ways of assessing these media at Archival Atelier, A/CA’s new series of workshops devoted to varied media types and their preservation.
Moments of Perception Screening & Book Launch (Peterborough, ON)
Canadian Images in Conversation presents a Screening - Discussion - Book Launch with Jim Shedden (AGO) and Dr. Michael Zryd (York University). The screening features the work of 12 filmmakers from across Canada from various backgrounds. Thursday, March 17, 7pm ET at Wenjack Theatre, Trent University. Free! Register at eventbrite.ca.
Ann Arbor Film Festival (Online and in-person)
The 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be a hybrid festival, with both in-person and online opportunities for attendees. Stay tuned for programming details!
The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)
The Displaced View (1988) by Midi Onodera screens as part of Traces and Intervals, presented to accompany the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibition “Laiwan: Traces, Erasures, Resists.” Laiwan’s Belkin exhibition highlights her works in print and lens-based media since the 1980s alongside her contributions to activist collectives and publications in Vancouver that include numerous film programs and reviews.
Moments of Perception Book Launch, LOMAA (London, ON)
A selection of works by historical and contemporary avant garde Canadian filmmakers, this programme offers a glimpse into the vibrant landscape of moving image artistry in Canada. Including films by Joyce Wieland, Keewatin Dewdney, David Rimmer, and Gariné Torossian. Barbara Sternberg & Michael Zryd will join us in person to introduce this event and copies of the book Moments of Perception: Experimental Film in Canada (published by Goose Lane Editions) will be available for purchase. Friday, March 25, 7pm ET at LOMAA.
March 31 – April 3
Toronto Queer Film Festival (Online)
TQFF 2022: Queer Futurisms will evolve around our milky way, presenting works that draw inspiration from or function within Afrofuturism, Indigenous futurism, technology, sci-fi, prophecies, projections and predictions.
Don't miss these CFMDC shorts: The Fourfold by Alisi Telengut and Justice by Jesi Jordan in Once Upon Our Blue Green Fold; Queer Isolation by Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim in In the Shadow of the Virus; and Wave by Wrik Mead in Postcards From the Past.