Prof. Ali Kazimi’s documentary explores little-known struggle of the Sinixt people

Twenty-seven years in the making, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design Film Professor Ali Kazimi’s documentary about an autonomous Indigenous people’s struggle to overturn their legal extinction is set to receive its international premiere. The film poster for Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence The film, Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence, is Kazimi’s critically acclaimed, award-winning feature documentary. It recently …

The Inaugural York University Game Jam addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

On November 4 to 6, the first-ever York University Game Jam offered students the opportunity to conceptualize, design, and build a functioning game as a team.  Participants created a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time. The tight time period encouraged creative thinking, making small but innovative and experimental games. This year’s YU …

Immersive audio experience takes listeners into the drug overdose crisis

For the past year, Cinema and Media Arts Professor Brenda Longfellow has been working with Darkfield, a U.K. theatre company specializing in immersive audio, and Crackdown, a monthly podcast covering the drug war through the eyes of drug user activists, to produce Intravene to plunge listeners into the heart of the overdose crisis in Vancouver.

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced

2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award recipients announced Dean Sarah Bay-Cheng is pleased to announce Film Production student Devki Patel and Music student Selwyn Tchang as the recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Student Leadership Award. While the adjudication committee received many excellent nominations, Patel and Tchang stood out as passionate and dedicated advocates for students across …

Toronto Mayor joins AMPD in City film industry mission to Los Angeles

Mayor John Tory will lead a film mission to Los Angeles next week to help deepen relationships with established studios producing in Toronto, and those that have not yet brought productions to the city. Ken Rogers, AMPD and Schulich School of Business professor, will join the delegation alongside Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson and city councillors …

AMPD graduate film students organize Solidarity with Ukraine event

Film students in York University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program are coming together to support the filmmaking community documenting the war in Ukraine by hosting Solidarity with Ukraine: Music, Poetry, and Film Screening at Nat Taylor Cinema on Friday, March 25 from 7 to 10 PM.