10th Frame, Landing Sites and Prairie Grizzly’s Peneplain by Kent Tate (2018, 2015, 2020 / Canada). Kent Tate is an award-winning Canadian artist/filmmaker whose work explores the dichotomy between tranquility and activity in our natural and manufactured worlds.
Cam Boy by Jason Karman (2020 / 5m / Canada). A student takes up sex camming as a means to pay his rent. He becomes good at it until one of his sex toys, whom he is friends with, wants to go to the next level.
Expo Film (this film is my memory) by Penny McCann (2020 / 9.26 / Canada). Using anonymous home movie footage of Expo ’67 in Montreal, the artist sets out to recreate a memory that perhaps never existed. Celluloid manipulation and sound decay techniques coalesce to transform a mythic landscape into a sublime expanse of disintegrated memory.
How To Clean Your Closet, Broken Relationship and HOPE by Wrik Mead (2020, 2020, 2019 / Canada). Known internationally for his short animations that follow the smoke of Genet's Un chant d' amour, through endless poetic circles and spirals of desire. Mead's corpus signifies the resilience and seduction of queer culture as it navigates the gaps in mainstream culture.
Jatun LLaxta, Noh Kaah... and My Gentrification by Marcos Arriaga (2020 / Canada). Jatun LLaxta, Noh Kaah... is a short experimental film that explores ancients natives cities in America. My Gentrification is a documentary film consisting of two independent sections that explore Marcos' experiences and observations about housing, urban living, and the rapidly changing landscape of Toronto.
Learning to Eat Soup by Matthew Lacit (2021 / 9.52 / Canada, France). Last summer, during a family vacation in the countryside, my daughter mistook the flowers for butterflies, expecting them to fly away. When we returned this year, she seemed to have forgotten that confusion and understood the difference quite well.
The Spanish Experimentals of Eve A. Ma, Masters of Rhythm the Afro-Peruvian Way and Of Beauty & Deities: Music & Dance of India by Eve A. Ma ( 2014, 2015, 2013 / USA). Eve A. Ma has been making videos for over 10 years – experimental work, documentaries, and even one feature-length drama. Her work has screened in seven countries, on three continents.