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Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson

Matthew I. Thompson is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto in 2020. He is currently working on a book project under contract with the University of Minnesota Press entitled On Life Support: The Dystopian […]

Fabio Montanari

Fabio Montanari

Fabio Montanari is a filmmaker and scholar who has written a number of series for top networks including Netflix, HBO and National Geographic. He is the creator of an original international fiction TV series that is currently being filmed for Amazon Prime Video. As a Screenwriter and Director, Montanari’s independent work has been screened in […]

Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson is filmmaker and cinematographer who works primarily in long-form narrative and documentary film. A member of both I.A.T.S.E. 667 and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Johnson has been working at the intersection of industrial and independent production for over twenty years. Production credits include shows for Netflix, Disney, StarZ, and CBS, while her […]

Hector Centeno Garcia

Hector Centeno Garcia

As an artist, Hector’s focus is on the aesthetic potential of immersive digital sound, visual and interactive experiences that seek to engage the audience into a reflection of existence, place relationship and the phenomenology of place. Among his artistic activities are national and international presentations of multi-channel sound art, interactive installation art, live sound and […]

Moussa Djigo

Moussa Djigo

Moussa Djigo is an award-winning director, screenwriter and producer with a background in journalism and cinema studies. His research interests include Canadian Indigenous Cinema, African American Cinema, City symphony films, research-creation, and space in cinema. He is the author of “Spike Lee: Aesthetics of Subversion in Do the Right Thing” (Paris, Acoria, 2009), a book […]

Michael Darroch

Michael Darroch

Michael Darroch is Associate Dean, Academic and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. He previously served as Associate Dean, Partnership Development and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor, where he taught […]

Patricio Davila

Patricio Davila

Patricio Dávila is a designer, artist, researcher and educator. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, at York University. He is also core member of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) project at York University. Patricio is also co-director of […]

Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Busan, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary and MoMA in New York, amongst others. Ingrid received the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for “Best Director” and the Jay […]

Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan is a writer, media artist, and assistant professor in Cinema and Media Arts at York University. She holds a doctorate from Concordia University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC). In addition to her scholarly work in such publications as Intermediality and Humanities, she has published four books and anthologies of creative writing, produced […]

Mary Bunch

Mary Bunch

Dr. Mary Bunch is an Assistant Professor In Cinema and Media Arts and affiliated with Theatre Studies, and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA). She earned her PhD in Theory and Criticism at Western University in 2011. Dr. Bunch’s teaching and research interests include interdisciplinary and collaborative critical disability, feminist, queer studies and critical theory, research […]