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Justice by Jesi Jordan
Film's Final Curtain by Lindsay McIntyre
Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung) by TT Takemoto
Pricevilleprints by John Vainstain
Cat Food by Joyce Wieland
Fluid Bound by Rob Fatal
Screenings & Events, April 2022
To April 30
Toronto Queer Film Festival (Online)

The TQFF program archive of Queer Futurisms is available online to April 30. Don’t miss these CFMDC films: 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.

April 6
The Cinematheque (Vancouver, BC)

Film’s Final Curtain by Lindsay McIntyre (Canada, 2018) screens as part of “Assembly.” In celebration of Capture Photography Festival 2022, DIM Cinema brings together four extraordinary filmmakers to interrogate the meanings of images drawn by light. The short films in this program disassemble memories, histories, myths, percepts, and representations, while clearing space for their potential reassembly in an altered form.

April 8
Ecstatic Truth Symposium (online & in person in Prague)
Free! An annual symposium that explores issues arising from the interface between animation (in all its expanded forms) and documentary (conceptualized very broadly as non-fiction), with a particular interest in the questions raised by experimental and practitioner perspectives. 

April 8-17
Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

Outfest Fusion is dedicated to creating visibility for diverse LGBTQIA+ films and artists. Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung) by TT Takemoto (USA, 2021) screens in “Aquarius Shorts – Unattainable Feelings and Reckonings.” Saturday, April 9, 2:45pm in person then online April 13-17. 

April 9 – July 10
Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, ON)

Priceville Prints (Canada, 1987) by John Vainstein screens as part of the exhibit “Hidden Currents.” This exhibition brings together a selection of prints produced during the Koerner Artist-in-Residence Program at Queen’s University to consider the relationship between art practice and artist-led pedagogy.

April 13
Experimental Media Share/Crit Night (Online)

Pleasure Dome experimental media share/crit night hosted by lo bil (artist mentor and performance artist) Wed. April 13, 7pm ET. You can share work-in-progress, conceptions, finished elements, or join in to listen, provide feedback, and network with other experimental artists.

April 15 & 19
Through the Storm National Media Arts Gathering Info Sessions 
Through the Storm is a gathering of the media arts community mobilizing collective experience and insight to respond to issues for artists, collectives, and organisations. Online working groups May - July. In person gathering August 10-14 in Ottawa, ON. Info sessions April 5 & 19 on Zoom.

April 17 & 20
Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)

White Museum (Canada, 1986) by Mike Hoolboom (Canada, 1986) screens as part of “Imageless Films” along with films by Hollis Frampton and Maurice Lemaître. The works in this program all evoke films that exist only in theory, on the page, or in the past.

April 20-24
European Media Arts Festival (Osnabruck, Germany)

Cat Food (Canada, 1967) by Joyce Wieland screens in “It’s rather a verb: Stream” (Friday, April 20, 22:30). In this programme, knowledge flows through rock, water, fire, orifices, digital networks and fish (to name a few).

April 21 – May 1
San Francisco International Film Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Ever Wanting (For Margaret Chung) by TT Takemoto screens in Shorts 2 (Tuesday, April 26, 5:30pm). This mix of animated and new visions shorts upends traditional approaches to storytelling, 

April 21 - 24

Image + Nation Short Queer Film Festival (Online)

Image + Nation  is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of LGBTQ+ people through film and media. Don't miss CFMDC shorts Wave (Canada, 2021) by Wrik Mead screens in the En Devenir/Becomings programme; Toe The Line (Canada, 2021) by Carolyn Wu screens in the Made Au Canada and Generations programme; and Etre (Canada, 2022) by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare screens in the Queerment Quebec programme.


April 22
Archive/Counter-Archive: Archival Atelier (Online)

A/CA presents the last in its Archival Atelier: "Tackling VHS Tapes: An Overview of Digitization Workflow" with Kim Tomczak. This workshop will be of interest to archivists, artists, and people who have family cassette tapes sitting in old boxes. April 22, 4-6:30pm ET on Zoom.

April 26 – May 9
Queer City Cinema Tour (UK) 

Queer City Cinema presents a five-city tour in the UK through Glasgow, Halwick, Galway, Dublin, and London. We’re thrilled that these CFMDC films will be taking part: Bellydance Vogue by Hadi Moussally; Ever Wanting (For Margaret Chung) by TT Takemoto; Fluid Bound by Rob Fatal; I’m a fag 4 U by Vivek Shraya and Wash Day by Kourtney Jackson.

April 28 – May 2
Alchemy Film & Arts (Hawick, UK)

The twelfth edition of Alchemy Film Festival presents more than 120 films from around the world in cinema screenings, exhibitions, and VOD. CFMDC films Ever Wanting (For Margaret Chung) by TT Takemoto and Fluid Bound by Rob Fatal screen in shorts program All This Pain and Power, curated by Gary Varro. In person April 29 and online April 29 – May 2.
 
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
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Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725