Eight new faces joined the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) welcomes eight new faculty members this fall. “It is always a pleasure to welcome new colleagues who bring original ideas and diverse perspectives to AMPD and York University. This year’s cohort of incoming AMPD faculty members bring extensive international experience, research and artistic …

AMPD Alumni Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival

September signals back-to-school for many, but for cinema buffs in Toronto, it marks the beginning of film festival season. The 46th annual Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner, and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is proud to have alumni talent on screen in this year’s Official Selections. …

45+ AMPD alums nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television nominated over 45 York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) alums for Canadian Screen Awards across more than 30 different categories, from Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Performer, Comedy to the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.  The Academy is the largest non-profit professional media arts organization …

‘Black Ice’ director, producer join Black History Month screening at York

‘Black Ice’ director, producer join Black History Month screening at York Oscar-nominated director Hubert Davis and Vinay Virmani (BA 2008), film producer and York alum, will attend a special screening and Q-and-A for the critically acclaimed Black Ice. Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2022, Black Ice captured the attention of critics and casual moviegoers alike, …

Sort Of Talking About Comedy, Career, and School With York Alum, Fab Filippo

York alumni, Fab Filippo, has much to celebrate as the second season of his and Bilal Baig’s original CBC sitcom, Sort Of, receives even more praise and critical acclaim than the first.  The series follows ultra-fahionable Sabi, a non-binary millennial and the youngest in a large Pakistani family, as they search for that “uncomplicated, Rachel McAdams …

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 …