Cinema & Media Arts News

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.


April 3, 2019

Poetry in Motion: Tiana Dueck’s “Seed”

Seed (2018) is our next featured film on YorkFlix - our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York U. Seed is directed by Tiana Dueck and stars Angus Maclennan and Aman Samra. We spoke with Ms. Dueck about her inspiration and process creating this experimental film.


April 2, 2019

Complexity of Emotion: Alexander Desouza’s “The Bump”

Recently featured on YorkFlix - our brand new online streaming platform for student films made at York - is The Bump (2017) written by Jazmin Batey and Natasha Levinski, and starring Kenton Blythe as Fred. The Bump was a 3rd-year film project for director Alexander DeSouza. We spoke with him about his inspiration and his process.


Amnon Buchbinder, photographed on Hornby Island, B.C. Image by Caleb Buchbinder
March 18, 2019

Two-day retrospective showcases York film Professor Amnon Buchbinder’s inspiring work

The work of Professor Amnon Buchbinder will be the subject of a two-day retrospective taking place March 22 and 29 at York University’s Keele Campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, features four films by the Genie award-winning filmmaker. As part of the retrospective, there will be a reception on March 29 to honour Buchbinder’s recent promotion to full professor.


Sarah Bay-Cheng Headshot
February 27, 2019

New dean appointed to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.


Ali Kazimi headshot
February 20, 2019

Professor Ali Kazimi earns Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Announced by the Canada Council for the Arts on Feb. 13, the award honours artists for their exceptional careers and excellent contributions to the arts.

Winners were selected by a peer committee, and will receive a $25,000 prize and a bronze medallion at a celebration to take place on March 28 at Rideau Hall. Additionally, some of their works will be displayed at the National Gallery of Canada in the coming months.