Cinema & Media Arts News

Madeleine Sims-Fewer BFA 08 and Dusty Mancinelli BFA 07
July 18, 2019

York U partners on multiple Telefilm Talent to Watch films

Six York U alumni teams got the green light for funding up to $125,000 for their first feature films through Telefilm Canada’s 2019 Talent to Watch program. Now in its second year, the juried program supports the production, digital distribution and promotion of a first feature-length film or other format of narrative-based audiovisual content made specifically for online distribution. York was credited as the partner on half the alumni projects – more than any other organization or educational institution.


Taien Ng-Chan receives a City of Hamilton Art Award
June 17, 2019

Media Arts Prof Taien Ng-Chan receives City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Taien Ng-Chan makes maps, videos, websites, podcasts and radio plays, artist book-works, and social events. She has written and produced for stage, screen, and CBC radio; her media works have been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a founding member of the artist-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit.


April 10, 2019

A Parallel Exploration: Sébastien Clermont’s “The Waters”

The Waters (2018) directed by Sébastien Clermont, is our next featured film on YorkFlix - our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York U. We spoke with Sébastien about his inspiration and process creating this alternative film.


April 4, 2019

Do Animals Dream? : Shian Grace’s “A Scrapbook of Dreams”

Featured on YorkFlix - our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York - is A Scrapbook of Dreams ( 2018)  by Shian Grace. Scrapbook of Dreams was a 1st-year film project for director Shian Grace.  We spoke with her about her inspiration and her process.