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In a year of working in the contexts of a global pandemic, ongoing civil protests and reckonings, this panel brings together programmers from festivals and ARCs to discuss the radical possibilities and limitations of arts programming and its relationship and responsibility to socio-political events.
The Reel Ideas Symposium - On World-Building responds to a growing momentum of digitization initiatives and strategies through dialogue with artists, community organizers and industry professionals. These sessions gather visions of radical world-building that mobilize, engage and strengthen creative communities, to usher in better presents and futures.
Admission: $3.49 per session / $10.99 for Reel Ideas Access (all panels)
Marsya Maharani & Petrina Ng • Gendai
Throughout its 20-year history, Gendai has supported experimental curatorial and organizational practices. Originally founded as Gendai Gallery, the organization created space for East Asian artists and artists of colour. As the new stewards of Gendai, Marsya Maharani and Petrina Ng are building upon the organization’s legacy of decentering whiteness by investing in the future of BIPOC arts leadership through collective research and practice.
Niki Little • Artistic Director, ImagineNative
Niki Little(Anishininew) is an artist/observer and a founding member of The Ephemerals. She is the Artistic Director at imagineNATIVE, CAN. Before, she was the Director of the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition organizing Listen, Witness, Transmit (2018). Little and Becca Taylor co-curated the 2018 La Biennale d’Art Contemporain Autochtone and co-hosted an on the land residency Migration, Demmitt, AB (August, 2018). Little was part of Nests for the End of the World (2020), Art Gallery of with collaborator Bruno Canadien
Julian Carrington • Programmer, Hot Docs and Planet in Focus
Julian Carrington is a funds programmer and Distribution Manager at Hot Docs. In addition to administering Hot Docs’ film funds, he oversees the Festival’s distribution marketplace, including the Distribution Rendezvous pitch meeting program, and the Doc Shop. Julian also currently serves as a film programmer with Toronto’s Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Previously, he acted as an associate programmer with the Toronto International Film Festival, and, from 2015 to 2017, managed the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Festival Concierge service.
Indu Vashist • Cultural Worker, SAVAC
Indu Vashist has served as the Executive Director of SAVAC since 2013. She is interested in art that is not precious and words that are precise.
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3 Nov. 10:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm
Join the CBC as they discuss new opportunities and methods for pitching digital content. This event is part of the Reel Ideas Symposium.
16 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This panel considers how digital tools have been mobilized through varying methods to adapt, respond and address changing socio-cultural contexts, and engage with communities. This event is part of the Reel Ideas Symposium.
17 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm