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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. What are their considerations in telling stories? How do they navigate stereotypes, personal experiences, and craft? What are the stories they dream of telling?
Karen B. K. Chan • Educator, Fluid Exchange
Maya Bastian • Filmmaker
Randall Okita • Filmmaker and Artist
Catherine Hernandez • Author and Screenwriter
14 Nov, 2021 4:30 pm
Narrative in Other Mediums is a panel that brings together creatives working in formats like video games, music videos, and commercials to discuss their experience and expertise with narrative construction and creative direction.
16 Nov. 4:30 pm
So You Think You Can Pitch is back! Celebrate our 15th year of pitch competitions by supporting your favourite emerging filmmakers in our live event! Featuring a total of five finalist individuals or teams, the winner will walk away with our amazing prize package to kickstart or finish their short film, including a cash award, in-kind support, and the opportunity to premiere their work with us at next year’s festival!
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