In celebration of Black History Month, Kerry-Ann James, a Cinema and Media Studies master’s student and open forum curator at AMPD, shares a list of 10 must-watch films recognizing Black-Canadian artists, culture and history.
Every February, York University joins in the celebration of Black History month. In 2022, Canada highlights this month as "February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day."
2021 had its challenges. As we enter 2022, let's reflect on just some of the many moments that made 2021 a special one at AMPD.
AMPD film alums Amar Wala (director and writer), Maya Bankovic (additional camera) and Avril Jacobson (co-editor) team up to tell Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia's story in "Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story"
York University AMPD alum Igor Drljača's "The White Fortress" and Albert Shin's "Together" are on TIFF’s top 10 list of 2021.
Fresh off his Canadian Screen Award win, star Prof. Michael Greyeyes is ready to dive into Hollywood’s media-making machine and the ways Indigenous artists are reclaiming narrative sovereignty. Terry Talks is hosted by the Department of Theatre at The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Open to all, the free online sessions take place every Monday in January at 9 PM EST.
AMPD second-year student Abraham David takes home Great Canadian Sci-Fi Film Festival top honours on a $400 budget proving anything is possible with a little bit of problem-solving and a lot of creativity.
On November 19, 2021, AMPD celebrated films finest with a mesmerizing evening of cinema and storytelling. From all 200 student-produced films in the 2020/2021 school year, 35 were shortlisted, and 15 took home top awards.