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.
Cinema & Media Arts News
Paul Gross, an eminent Canadian actor, writer, director, producer, musician and arts supporter, received an honorary doctor of laws from York University on June 17 during afternoon convocation ceremonies for graduands of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
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.
Indigenous filmmakers will screen their works on the walls of the historic Jacob Stong Barn, June 13
The historic Jacob Stong Barn on York University’s Keele Campus will be transformed into an outdoor cinema space on Thursday, June 13 (rain date: Tuesday, June 18) for a special presentation by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies’ 2019 Summer Institute Archive/Counter-Archives, which focuses on media archives and archiving practices.
The 2019 Summer Institute in the Department of Cinema & Media Arts partners with Archive/Counter-Archive, Professor Janine Marchessault's SSHRC Partnership Grant project, on four free public presentations dedicated to media archives and archiving practices.
Dear Grandpa (2019) directed by Nolan Kjarsgaard, is our next featured film on YorkFlix - our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York U. We spoke with Nolan about his inspiration and process creating this alternative film.
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.
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.