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Titles featured in GIF Roulette

36 Chambers of Shaolin
Above the Rim
Aces Go Places
Aces Go Places 2
All the Wrong Spies
Astroboy
Batman
Boyz n the Hood
Brave Archer
Brave Archer 2
Chicken and Duck Talk
Chungking Express
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Deer Bell
Dimensions in Dialogue
Dr. Slump
Dumplings

Eat Drink Man Woman
Five Deadly Venoms
Front Page
God of Cookery
God of Gamblers 2
Golden Warrior Gold Lightan
Goonies
Gremlins
Hard Boiled
Hausu
I Love Maria
In the Mood for Love
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Juice
Kwaidan
Legend of the Condor Heroes (1983 TVB)
Macross

Momotaro Sea Warriors
Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom
Mr. Vampire
Nine Venoms
Old Master Q
Return of the Condor Heroes (1983 TVB)
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman
Security Unlimited
Sixteen Candles
Spider and Tulip
Stand By Me
The Lost Boys
The Magic Touch
The Private Eyes
Touch of Zen
White Men Can’t Jump

Register for Howie Tsui's Artist Talk!

Join Howie Tsui for a deep dive artist talk on visual sampling, loops, fragmentation, and memory through GIFs from film and TV that have impacted and informed his recent media work. Part of this conversation will be held with Grayson Lee.

NOVEMBER 15, 2020 AT 7:00PM

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I heard my heartbeat:

Tutum tum, Tutum Tum, Tum Tututum, Tutum Tum

I know this rhythm, warm, growing. The cadence of a poem remembering its own pentameter.

Natarseen nalarzeen, Maa hame baahamasteem

This is a popular chant in Iranian protests, taking its beat from the metric counts of Persian epic poetry.

U _ _ , U _ _ , _ U U _ , U _ _

The prosody leads the way this poem is read. The rhythm echoes thousands of people marching down the streets of Tehran. Bodies in synch, voices in tune – a crowd in climax. Rhythm mirrors heartbeats, then one beat united, a movement…protest…revolution.

Na ekhtelaas na barjaam, Moghaavemat yek kalaam

Poetic, paternal, and harmonic. One voice shaped by thousands of bodies. A beat without an instrument to play it on. Occasional foot heels striking the ground, hands clapping to introduce a transition in tempo

They say history repeats itself; cyclical, monotonous and repetitive. Like chanting. A call for action and an abstraction, rising in collective objection with increasing fervor. Are they cultural weapons?

مرگ†بر†تو،†مرگ†بر†تو،†مرگ†بر†تو

The medium is… The medium is… Meaning is not just words, but the material qualities of the language and the execution of action (sharp as knives).

Streets become stages, activists turn into actors. These repeated rhyming couplets shouted in a call-and-response format make use of common prosodic strategies such as internal rhyme and assonance.

Iranee meemeerad, zellat nemeepazeerad.

We mimic each stressed syllable, internalize the prosody, and embody the segmentation of slogans. Our phonological awareness surpasses the ability to detect, segment, and manipulate the sounds in language. We are masters of rhythm, teachers of rhyme, poets of turmoil, and deliverers of the voice!

Maa bachehaye jangeem, bejang ta benajgeem

Translation, as a fundamental metaphor of our time, highlights the challenges posed through cultural, political, and linguistic fragmentation in a global setting.

clap, [rest], clap, [rest], clap, clap, clap

Translation, a means of transcending crossing borders can also be the act of bordering. It can create common understanding while at the same time identifying key differentiators. These chants remain Farsi, while letting the performers be the translators, the actors, and the remediators. Meaning is derived not from the meaning of the words, but from the physical and material elements of the words.

Marg [rest] bar[rest], dik taa tor!

The decades-long social revolution unfolding in slow bass percussion is one melody line.

Can you feel the beat? Can you hear the emotional impact of the phrase? Can you hear the urgency to create a repetitive pattern? Can you hear the old man shout in front his shop window? Can you feel the power?

“Because our societies have the illusion that they change quickly, because the past slips away forgotten, because identity is intolerable, we still refuse to accept this most plausible hypothesis: if our societies seem unpredictable, if the future is difficult to discern, it is perhaps quite simply because nothing happens. Except for the artificially created pseudo-events and chance violence that accompany the emplacement of repetitive society.”i

KHAAREJii explores the paradoxes within the act of translation as a mechanism that opens up a space between different cultures, while creating a space for misrepresentation and a border that sets dual settings such as source and target, center and periphery, local and foreign. It celebrates the impossibility and failure of translation and considers the alternatives in translation.

I See Jacques Attali, Noise: The Political Economy of Music, The University of Minnesota Press, 89-90

ii KHAAREJ in Farsi can be translated as: outside, foreign, out of tune/out of key (in music), outer, exterior, abroad, quotient (mathematics), and beyond.

Register for Sahar Te's Artist Talk!

Join Sahar Te in a deep dive artist talk on her audio-visual practice that weaves in elements from literature, translation, sound, oral history, and theatre.

NOVEMBER 14, 2020 AT 7:00PM

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Register for Oliver Husain's Artist Talk!

Join Oliver Husain in a deep dive artist talk on lenticular cinema, an invention dating back to the 1930s that uses thin vertical wires mounted in front of the screen to create a glasses-free 3D effect.

NOVEMBER 13, 2020 AT 7:00PM

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Archive Means and Mediums

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Why do we need community archives, and what are the stakes of digitized archiving within the contexts of intentional erasure or a lack of historical records? This panel reflects on the necessity and challenges of archives and archival work, inviting members of community archive initiatives to discuss their work and process.

Featured image courtesy of Vince Ha, from Water Lullabies: Revisiting Roots through Family Photography

About Reel Ideas

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)

Moderator

Beau Gomez • Gallery and Programs Coordinator, Critical Distance Centre for Curators

Beau Gomez is a Filipino-Canadian artist and community arts worker. His practice is informed by ideas and conversations around cross-cultural narratives, and equally devotes his time in community engagement through the arts, with contributions to various organizations including Trinity Square Video, The 519, Workman Arts, and Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. In 2019, Beau launched Fixer, a gathering of image-makers and creators in an engaged discussion and critique of recent works in progress. He is currently the Gallery and Programs Coordinator at Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Speakers

Katrina Cohen-Palacios • Archivist, Home Made Visible

Katrina Cohen-Palacios processed the archival collection of IBPOC home movies donated by the Home Made Visible project, a participatory archival project which empowered IBPOC communities to describe their own records. She is an Archivist at the York University Libraries Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections.

Vasuki Shanmuganathan • Researcher and Community Organizer, Tamil Archive Project

Vasuki Shanmuganathan is a researcher, educator, and community organizer working at the intersections of race and colonialism. She is a research associate on the Race, Ethics & Power Project at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics. She is the founder of the Tamil Archive Project (TAP). A Scarborough-born collective prioritizing non-binary people and women from racialized communities which emerged out of a need for makeshift spaces of belonging by reconfiguring contemporary art and archival practices as part of communal care.

Vince Ha • Filmmaker and Curator, Invisible Footprints

Vince Ha is a writer-director who captures fragmentary moments and uses them to challenge issues of race, class, gender, and representation. He holds an MFA in Documentary Media. His work has been presented locally at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Gardiner Museum, Buddies in Bad Times, The ArQuives, and Hot Docs Rogers Cinema, and internationally in China, Germany, Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.

15 Nov, 2020 1:00 pm

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3 Nov. 10:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

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The Function Of Festival In Crisis

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. This event is part of the Reel Ideas Symposium.

18 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Digital Strategies In Evolving Times

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

Howie Tsui – GIF Roulette

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GIF Roulette

I compile an array of GIFs from film and TV that have held significant impact and inform my recent media work. My interest in visual sampling, loops, fragmentation, and memory comes together in this program through an oscillating mosaic of moving images.

GIF Roulette will feature a mixed media sound and text digital installation, and an artist talk.

Digital Installation • Nov 1 - 19

^Click here to check out the digital installation of GIF Roulette by Howie Tsui, any time online from Nov 1 - 19.

Artist Talk • Nov 15, 7 - 8 PM 

Tickets for the live stream artist talk are free but must be acquired through our ticketing platform.

About Canadian Spotlight

Every year, Reel Asian chooses to spotlight a Canadian filmmaker to showcase local talent and activate their work as part of festival programming, with screenings of the artist’s choice and deep-dive artist talks. This year, with the festival’s move to a digital platform, we are taking the opportunity to introduce innovative, non-traditional, experiential programming made with digital presentation and engagement in mind. Through the Canadian Spotlight, we hope to amplify artistic voices, support sustained engagement with interdisciplinary creative practices, and introduce new audiences to dynamic, contemporary media work.

1 Nov, 2020 12:00 am

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Howie Tsui_Photo Credit Rémi Thériault

Howie Tsui • Visual Artist

Vancouver visual artist Howie Tsui (Tsui Ho Yan /徐浩恩) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Lagos and Thunder Bay. Working in a variety of media, Tsui constructs tense, fictive environments that subvert venerated art forms and narrative genres, often related to the Chinese literati class. Tsui synthesizes diverging socio-cultural anxieties around superstition, trauma, acculturation, and otherness through a distinctly outsider lens to advocate for liminal and diasporic experiences.
Image c/o Rémi Thériault

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1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

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KHAAREJ No. 3

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1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

Sahar Te – KHAAREJ No. 3

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KHAAREJ No. 3

My practice mobilizes methods that open up alternative realities and confront convention, attempting to challenge common approaches to “original” content and looking into how parallel contrasting realities often exist simultaneously. My interactions with multiple cultures and geographies bring me to question the notion of absolute truth and lead me to explore the role of past narrativization as it shapes the future. These interventions range from linguistics and semiotics, social dynamics and ethics, to media studies and oral histories. Through each project, I engage in sociological and techno-political discourses to understand hegemony within different power structures. Additionally, my personal encounters with sociopolitical situations and interdisciplinary interest in literature, translation, sound, oral history, and theatre bring me to an audio-visual practice.

KHAAREJ No. 3 will feature a mixed media sound and text digital installation, and an artist talk.

Digital Installation • Nov 1 - 19

^Click here to view the digital installation of KHAAREJ No. 3 by Sahar Te, any time online from Nov 1 - 19.

Artist Talk • Nov 14, 7 - 8 PM 

Tickets for the live stream artist talk are free but must be acquired through our ticketing platform.

About Canadian Spotlight

Every year, Reel Asian chooses to spotlight a Canadian filmmaker to showcase local talent and activate their work as part of festival programming, with screenings of the artist’s choice and deep-dive artist talks. This year, with the festival’s move to a digital platform, we are taking the opportunity to introduce innovative, non-traditional, experiential programming made with digital presentation and engagement in mind. Through the Canadian Spotlight, we hope to amplify artistic voices, support sustained engagement with interdisciplinary creative practices, and introduce new audiences to dynamic, contemporary media work.

1 Nov, 2020 12:00 am

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Sahar Te • Artist

Sahar Te is a Toronto-based artist whose practice exists at the intersection of research, text, installation, and performance. Te obtained her BFA from Alberta University of Arts, and her MFA from the University of Toronto. Te’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at spaces including the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, the University of Toronto Art Museum, SBC Gallery in Montreal, Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Alberta, Lona Galeria in São Paulo, and Darbast Platform in Tehran.

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French Exit

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1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

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Canadian Spotlight

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1 Nov. - 19 Nov.

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Howie Tsui – GIF Roulette

Catch Howie Tsui's GIF Roulette this year at the festival, featuring a grid of GIFs in a digital installation, and an artist talk.

1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

Oliver Husain – Lenticular Lencture

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Lenticular Lencture

Lenticular cinema is an invention dating back to the 1930s. Simply put, a fence of thin vertical wires was mounted in front of the screen to create a glasses-free 3D effect. There are very few accounts of viewers who have witnessed this technological wonder in action, and its history is shrouded in myth and propaganda. But imagine, if we had this now, we could free our screens simply by erecting thin wire fences in front of them and, just like that, turn them into holograms. At the same time, we would free ourselves from being bound to the rectangles we’re looking at. We could move along with the holograms, even dance with them, like in the novel The Invention of Morel. That would be so nice.

Lenticular Lencture will feature a digital installation of French Exit, and an artist talk.

Digital Installation • Nov 1 - 19

^Click here to watch the digital installation of French Exit, by Oliver Husain, online from Nov 1 - 19.

Artist Talk • Nov 13, 7 - 8 PM 

Tickets for the live stream artist talk are free but must be acquired through our ticketing platform.

About Canadian Spotlight

Every year, Reel Asian chooses to spotlight a Canadian filmmaker to showcase local talent and activate their work as part of festival programming, with screenings of the artist’s choice and deep-dive artist talks. This year, with the festival’s move to a digital platform, we are taking the opportunity to introduce innovative, non-traditional, experiential programming made with digital presentation and engagement in mind. Through the Canadian Spotlight, we hope to amplify artistic voices, support sustained engagement with interdisciplinary creative practices, and introduce new audiences to dynamic, contemporary media work.

1 Nov, 2020 12:00 am

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Oliver Husain • Filmmaker

Artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain is based in Toronto. Husain’s projects often begin with a fragment of history, a rumour, a personal encounter, or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures—such as dance, puppetry, costume, and special effects—to animate his research and fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups.

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1 Nov. - 19 Nov.

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KHAAREJ No. 3

Catch Sahar Te's KHAAREJ No. 3 this year at the festival, featuring a mixed media sound and text digital installation, and an artist talk.

1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

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Howie Tsui – GIF Roulette

Catch Howie Tsui's GIF Roulette this year at the festival, featuring a grid of GIFs in a digital installation, and an artist talk.

1 Nov. 12:00 am - 19 Nov. 11:59 pm

A.K.A. Don Bonus Masterclass

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Deep dive into this critical archival film with director Spencer Nakasako, Reel Asian, and the Asian Institute! This masterclass will explore the narrative construction of A.K.A Don Bonus, methods of production, the vlog-style documentary format, and contextualize the film in its era but also situate it in ongoing contemporary conversations.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Asian Institute

Featured image courtesy of Spencer Nakasako

About Reel Ideas

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: Free / $10.99 for Reel Ideas Access (all other panels)
*Ticket Registration for the A.K.A Don Bonus Masterclass includes access to the A.K.A Don Bonus film.

Moderator

Aram Siu Wai Collier • Head of Programming, Reel Asian

Aram Siu Wai Collier is a filmmaker, educator, and film festival programmer. He has a background in documentary, editing the award-winning feature documentary Refugee and directing/editing the short doc Who I Became. His subsequent dramatic and experimental film work has played festivals in the United States, Canada, Japan, and China. From 2011-2014, his omnibus live music and film project Suite Suite Chinatown toured Canada, Asia, and the United States. In 2017, he wrote, directed, edited, and produced the feature film Stand Up Man, which had its World premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival and its International Premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Most recently Aram directed and edited the award-winning short documentary A Sweet & Sour Christmas for CBC. He is currently the Head of Programming at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and teaches Media Production at Humber College.

Speakers

Spencer Nakasako • Director

Spencer Nakasako has over three decades of experience as an independent filmmaker. He won a National Emmy Award for a.k.a. Don Bonus, the video diary of a Cambodian refugee teenager that aired on the PBS series P.O.V. and screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. Kelly Loves Tony, a video diary about a Iu Mien refugee teenage couple growing up too fast in Oakland, California, also aired on P.O.V. His third film in his trilogy about Southeast Asian youth, Refugee, aired on the PBS series Independent Lens, and garnered major awards at the Hawaii International Film Festival and Hamptons Film Festival. Nakasako is the founder of the ground-breaking Media Lab at the Vietnamese Youth Development Center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District where he collaborated with youth from the neighborhood on filmmaking for 17 years.

Miko Revereza • Filmmaker

Miko Revereza is a filmmaker raised in California and currently residing between several countries. His upbringing as an undocumented immigrant in the United States informs his relationship with moving images. DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017), No data plan (2018) and Distancing (2019) have widely screened at festivals such as Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, NYFF Projections and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real. Aside from these films, Revereza produces expanded cinema, direct animation, performance, criticism and publishing including works such as Biometrics (2018), Live Cinema (2019-2020) and Towards a Stateless Cinema (2019). Revereza is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema, a 2019 Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker and MFA graduate at Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. He is a 2021 recipient of the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking.

17 Nov, 2020 6:30 pm

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A.K.A Don Bonus Film Screening

Cambodian-born Sokly “Don Bonus” Ny takes a Hi8 camcorder into his final year of high school in the San Francisco Bay Area, documenting intersecting events happening at school, at home, and amongst friends and family.

November 12 - 19

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CBC Digital Spaces

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Join the CBC as they discuss new opportunities and methods for pitching digital content. The panel will cover the newly launched Creator Network, and CBC Gem’s YA Digital Originals stream and include information on what executives are looking for creative, production considerations, submission details and how to navigate working with the CBC.

About Reel Ideas

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)

Moderator

Anita Li • Media strategist, Consultant and Instructor, The Other Wave

Anita Li is a media strategist and consultant with a decade of experience as a multi-platform journalist at outlets across North America. She is also a journalism instructor in the Greater Toronto Area and at the City University of New York; her areas of expertise include community-driven journalism, audience engagement, audience-pay business models, newsroom diversity, media ethics and journalism innovation. Anita co-founded Canadian Journalists of Colour in 2018, and is also a member of the 2020-21 Online News Association board of directors.

Speakers

Rignam Wangkhang • Producer, CBC Creator Network

Rignam Wangkhang is an award-winning Tibetan-Canadian multimedia producer with the CBC. He is currently a Producer at the CBC Creator Network, which seeks to improve the relevancy of the public broadcaster by discovering and developing the work of independent filmmakers and digital content creators across Canada. He serves as the Chair DiversifyCBC, an Employee Resource Group that represents over 350 people of colour to advocate for diversity and inclusion at the CBC. He is also a founding member of the Chyssem Project, an oral history project showcasing and celebrating the 50-year immigration story of Tibetan-Canadians. Rignam has produced documentaries, essays, and reported for the CBC from Yellowknife, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

Zach Feldberg • Programmer, CBC Digital Originals 

Zach Feldberg oversees the YA Digital Originals programming slate, developing and commissioning series for CBC Gem, the public broadcaster’s streaming service. In his time at the broadcaster so far, he has overseen such titles as Warigami, The 410, Farm Crime, My 90-Year-Old Roommate, Save Me, The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island, Coming In, the Emmy-nominated series The Amazing Gayl PileHow to Buy a Baby, and many more.

Uytae Lee • Filmmaker, About Here

Uytae Lee produces videos that inform and engage the public on the complex issues surrounding our cities. His videos on his YouTube channel “About Here” have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, helping raise awareness on topics such as housing, skytrains, street food, and much more. In addition to his YouTube channel, Uytae produces a column with CBC Vancouver under the same name where he challenges audiences to ‘rethink’ their city.

16 Nov, 2020 4:00 pm

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Words and Worlds: Mapping Digital Language

This conversation invites emerging thinkers, artists and community cultural workers to consider digital futures for those without access to the city arts landscape, and by extension, digital opportunities. This event is part of the Reel Ideas Symposium.

19 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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The Function Of Festival In Crisis

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18 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Function Of Festival In Crisis

Canada202090:00English

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.

About Reel Ideas

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)

Moderator

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.

Speakers

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.

18 Nov, 2020 4:00 pm

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17 Nov. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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15 Nov. 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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