On This Land: Films From CFMDC
Presented by AMIA Ryerson. An online screening programmed by students in the “Issues in Film Curation and Exhibition" course at Ryerson University. On This Land hopes to amplify the voices and stories of racialized people, womxn and immigrant communities in Canada and showcase how they situate themselves in the landscape and space around them.
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Tampere Film Festival has been celebrating the best documentaries and short films from around the world since 1970. Congrats to CFMDC member Terry J. Jones, whose poignant short Empire State screens in the USA First Peoples 2 program.
Festival International du Films sur l’Art (FIFA), Montreal
FIFA is dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of films on art and media arts.This year’s festival will be available online across Canada. Screening in the Experimental Program: 6 Permutations by Ed Janzen and Expo Film (this film is my memory) by Penny McCann.
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Discover the best new contemporary LGBTIQ+ films from around the world. Online in the UK with feature film premieres and free short films. Some events programming will be available worldwide including Screen Talks and #FiveFilmsForFreedom. Congrats to CFMDC members screening in this year’s fest: Chase Joynt (No Ordinary Man), Shana Myara (Well Rounded) and Sarah Rotella (Hello, Goodbye).
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Online with over 100 short films and features in competition, juror programs, special programs, salons, expanded cinema performances as well as Q&As with the filmmakers. Individual tickets available on a sliding scale. Be sure to check out these CFMDC films: Broth of Vigour by Daniel McIntyre and Expo Film (this film is my memory) by Penny McCann.
Toronto Queer Film Festival
TQFF is a collectively-run, artist-centered, not-for-profit festival that showcases contemporary, innovative, queer and trans film and video art. STILL (,) HERE curated by B.G-Osborne and featuring mostly CFMDC titles, looks at what it is like to exist as trans and/or Two-Spirit (2S) outside of large cities. With work by Gil Goletski, Sean Horlor & Steve Adam, Rémy Huberdeau, Jeff Lee Petry & Nathan Drillot, and Milena Salazar & Joella Cabalu. Other CFMDC artists with work in this year's festival: Thirza Cuthand, Ben Edelberg, Mary Galloway, Erum Khan, Wrik Mead, and Joseph Medaglia.