La Vitrola, 4602 Boulevard Saint-Laurent – projections 19h, musique 21h
2×50=100 Kimura Byol | Canada | 2min | Court-métrage expérimental
Rides d’inquiétude, rides de joie, rides queer, rides du temps. // Wrinkles of worries, wrinkles of laughs, wrinkles of queer, wrinkles of years passing by.
kimura byol-nathalie lemoine est un.e artiste féministe, conceptuel.le et multimédia dont les thèmes privilégiés sont les identités (la diaspora, l’ethnicité, le colorisme, le post-colonialisme, l’immigration, les genres), et s’exprime par la calligraphie, la peinture, les images manipulées, la poésie, la vidéo et la photographie (démarche artistique). En tant que commissaire, yel.le développe des projets donnant la voix et la visibilité aux minorités, et continue son travail de militant.e en documentant les archives de l’histoire des adoptés (à l’étranger) dans les médias et les arts sur le site ACA (les archives culturelles des adopté.e.s). elle n’aime pas les majuscules. // kimura byol-nathalie lemoine is a conceptual multimedia feminist artist who works on identities (diaspora, ethnicity, colorism, post-colionalism, immigration, gender), and expresses it with calligraphy, paintings, digital images, poems, videos and photography. kimura-lemoine’s work has been exhibited, screened and published internationally. As a curator, kimura-lemoine has developed projects that give voice and visibility to minorities and as an activist archivist, ze is working on ACA (adoptees cultural archives) to document the history of adoptee’s culture through media and arts. she doesn’t like capital letters.
How was your day? Tal Iungman | Allemagne | 4min | Court-métrage expérimental | 2016 | Première Canadienne
Une animation colorée relatant une journée typique pour une personne «gender-queer». // One day in the life of a gender-queer person told through colourful stop motion animation.
Tal Iungman was born in Jerusalem and is a Berlin based gender queer artist and educator. They use their art in order to make a change.
Swim Mari Walker | États-Unis | 10min | 2016 | Court-métrage de fiction | Première Montréalaise
Un bain de minuit permet à une jeune femme trans de trouver la liberté. // As summer draws to a close, a young trans girl finds freedom in a secret midnight swim.
Mari Walker is an award-winning director, writer, producer, and editor. Her work has been accepted into 220 film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, The Los Angeles Film Festival and Outfest. Films she has worked on have received 69 awards and 50 nominations. SWIM, her first narrative short, won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Y Gina Wenzel | Allemagne | 23min | 2017 | Court-métrage de fiction | Première Canadienne GAGNANT PRIX DU PUBLIC
Un portrait touchant d’une jeune femme représentant parfaitement une génération parfois nombriliste et désoeuvrée, constamment à la recherche de buts et d’idéaux. C’est grâce à une rencontre fortuite que Laura se découvrira une profondeur insoupçonnée. // Laura is part of the new “Me Me Me Generation“, also known as “Generation Y”. Spoiled by life’s abundance of options, Laura has lost track of her own aims and ideals. A chance encounter will finally give Laura food for thought.
Gina Wenzel, was born in Düsseldorf, after she graduated she did many internships in different theatres in Germany and England before she passed her bachelor degree in social work in 2012. In the scope of one of her internships she acquired experience in the theatre of Düsseldorf (« Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus »). Furthermore she did an internship in a media institute in Wuppertal (« Medienprojekt Wuppertal ») in which she works till today as freelancer making documentaries about social topics. During these activities she found her calling in making movies, therefore she started in 2012 to study film at the University of Applied Science and Art in Dortmund. 2016 she passed her second bachelor degree.Since 2016 she studies postgraduate Media and Fine Art Studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (« KHM ») with special emphasis on film writing and film directing. Till now Gina Wenzel produced many films.2014 her short film « Coming Out » was screened on over 40 national and international short film festivals. Her short film « Lilly » was chosen by the FBW for Short Film of the Month in September 2015 and received the title of « Highly recommended ».
2 spirit Dreamcatcher dot com Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 5min | 2017 | Court-métrage expérimental
2-Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com revoit les publicités de sites de rencontres d’un oeil queer et autochtone. // 2-Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com queers and indigenizes traditional dating site advertisements.
Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1978. Since 1995 they’ve made experimental narrative videos and performances which have exhibited in festivals and galleries internationally, including Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, Oberhausen International Kurzfilmtage in Germany, the National Gallery in Ottawa, and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. They completed a BFA in Film and Video at ECUAD, and an MA in Media Production at Ryerson University. They are currently developing a feature film and a video game. They are Plains Cree and Scots, and reside in Toronto.
Drawn Together Ambivalently Yours | Canada | 19min | 2017 | Court-métrage documentaire
Ce documentaire animé est une collection de fragments et de ressentis féministes tels que vus à travers des lunettes roses ambivalentes. // This docu-animation is a collection of fragments and feelings around feminism as seen through a pink ambivalent lens.
Montreal-based artist Ambivalently Yours makes work inspired by her ambivalence, feminist questions and online interactions. Her aim is to highlight the potential for political resistance and emotional empathy that exists within conflicting emotions. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally, shared virally on the Internet, and featured prominently in online media publications, teenage blogs and zines worldwide. ambivalentlyyours.com
Do I Have Boobs Now? Milena Salazar, Joella Cabalu | Canada | 7min | 2017| Court-métrage documentaire GAGNANT PRIX DU PUBLIC
Un retour sur la campagne devenue virale #DoIHaveBoobsNow en 2015 lancée par Courtney Demone, activiste trans basée à Victoria. // A look back at the viral online campaign #DoIHaveBoobs Now launched by Victoria-based trans activist Courtney Demone in 2015.
Milena Salazar is a filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. Her work as a documentary director, editor or cinematographer has screened at festivals, online, broadcast, and on Air Canada inflight entertainment systems. In 2016, she was selected as 1 of 8 emerging filmmakers from across Canada to participate in the Hot Docs documentary channel Doc Accelerator Program. She is currently developing new projects in Vancouver and her hometown of San José, Costa Rica.// Joella Cabalu is a Filipino-Canadian Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with an Art History degree from the University of British Columbia (2008) and a graduate of the Documentary Film Production Program at Langara College (2013). In 2015, Cabalu delivered her first broadcast documentary It Runs in the Family as a producer, director and writer. The film had it’s hometown premiere at the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival, winning the OUTtv People’s Choice Award for Best Feature.
Pearls Shelley Thompson | Canada | 9min | 2017 | Court-métrage de fiction | Première Québécoise
Miranda prend conscience que son enfant ne pourra devenir la femme qu’elle est que si elle s’oppose à son père et quitte la ferme. // Miranda realizes her child can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm.
An award winning performer, and 12 season veteran of the hit Canadian series Trailer Park Boys, Shelley Thompson trained at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Canadian Film Centre (2015), and was one of the eight Women In the Director’s Chair – Story & Leadership program (2016/17). Playwright-in-residence for Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax, NS, (2016/17) she’s developing A Bloody Jubilee, an all-female project for Northern Broadsides Theatre in the UK about the raids on Dieppe in WW2. Based in Halifax/Dartmouth, Thompson is parent to singer/songwriter T. Thomason, and a champion of LGBTQ issues.
Love Will Set You Free Quanah Style | Canada | 4min | 2017| Vidéoclip
Super vidéoclip d’une artiste autochtone trans de Vancouver. // A great music video by a trans Indigenous woman from Vancouver.
Quanah Style is Saulteaux & Cree and was born in Chetwind, BC on January 3, 1988. Quanah Style is Canada’s most infamous trans artist. One part fearless ClubKid and another part powerhouse musician, Ms. Style has blazed a trail from coast to coast. From Vancouver to Toronto, she has garnered attention and there are few dance floors that haven’t felt her presence. From her outfits and makeup, to her music and show stopping performances, Quanah Style has proven she is a force to be reckoned with. She has opened for Peaches, Buffy St. Marie, Amanda Lepore, Hercules & love affair, DJ Mike Q, Dani Deahl, Jodi Harsh, Honey Dijon, and Lady Bunny. She has conquered runways, been featured in print, and released the documentary “Introducing Quanah Style.” Ms. Style is signed to the hottest label based out of Toronto & Berlin WETTRAX with singles “Beat of My Heart,” “Drip Sweat,” & “Love Will Set You Free.”
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