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Through the medium of animation, this panel explores the creative process and tools for geo-specific settings that serve as character in story—from something large and abstract like a “nation” to something detailed like a neighborhood or building structure. How does a place become a character? What are the political and cultural implications of foregrounding place? Join us in a thoughtful discussion with filmmakers who animate place into character.
Maral Mohammadian • Producer, National Film Board of Canada Animation Studio
Shabnam Rezaei • Co-Founder, Big Bad Boo Studios
Ann Marie Fleming • Filmmaker, Sleepy Dog Films
Ananya Ohri • Producer and Writer
Fiona Raye Clarke • Writer, Creator and Producer
13 Nov, 2021 4:30 pm
Racialized filmmakers often wrestle with the narrative limits of identity politics when wanting to celebrate and push for complexity and abundance. Join us in conversation with filmmakers working in different mediums for various platforms on how they negotiate their relationships with storytelling and identity politics within Canadian filmmaking.
14 Nov. 4:30 pm
(re)Rites of Passage is a special anthology published as part of our 25th-anniversary celebrations, and a follow-up to Reel Asian: Asian Canada on Screen (published in 2007 for Reel Asian’s 10th anniversary).
11 Nov. 4:30 pm
Follow Canadian Spotlight artist Ali Kazimi on a deep dive into his archive-infused films Continuous Journey and Random Acts of Legacy. Topics will include technical looks at film preservation, editing, music composition, and creative considerations of perspective and collaboration.
13 Nov. 6:30 pm