Correspondence is an investigation into how video can function in live performance, and how a projection is transformed by the surface it contacts. First presented at the Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Correspondence was create by Geoffrey Shea, Tony Massett and Grace Bridgman.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
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ReelAbilities Film Festival screenings at OCAD University

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:00pm

Tues. May 17, 7 p.m.:

The Rainbow Kid by Kire Paputts is a gritty coming of age story set in rural Ontario that follows Eugene, a teenager with Down syndrome, on the journey of his life. Followed by a panel discussion with actors and filmmakers.

​Runtime: 93 min.

Co-presenters: Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, OCAD University

Wed. May 18, 7 p.m.: 

Gabriel by Lou Howe. Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused teenager longing for stability and happiness amidst an ongoing struggle with mental health and recovery.

Runtime: 87 min.

Co-presenters: Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, OCAD University

Ticket price: $12. To ensure the festival is financially accessible, community tickets for students, seniors and those on fixed incomes are $8. Tickets can be purchased in person at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King. St. W), over the phone at 416-599-8433 and online.

The auditorium is wheelchair accessible, any person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will receive a free ticket for his or her support person. Service animals are welcome. All films have open captioning, panel will have ASL interpretation.

For additional information about accessibility please contact

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St.

Re:Orientations...THREE DECADES LATER. A new film by Tenured Professor Richard Fung

poster for the premiere with photograph of three young men of south asian background behind a camera
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

WORLD PREMIERE / Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Saturday May 28 at 12:30pm / TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2


Re:Orientations, 2016, 68 min

In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists.

Venue & Address: 
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

Sessional Instructor Surendra Lawoti to program 7th Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 4:00am

7th Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival
March 19 & 20, 2016
Programmed by Surendra Lawoti

Surendra Lawoti

Venue & Address: 
Saturday, March 19: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto. Sunday, March 20: Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnamthorpe Rd. W.
Poster for Toronto Nepali Film Festival, inverted pink triangle with wireframe Toronto skyline background

Plastic Houses

 Image: Still from Plastic Houses - Geoffrey Shea, 2012
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

Film by Geoffrey Shea as part of the Fabulours Festival of Fringe Film

This 30-minute meditative film is a reflection on consciousness and community: the things that bind us to others and keep us apart. It was shot in Jungle Village, a training facility maintained by the New Tribes Mission for preparing missionaries for overseas work. The two characters, while clearly in some kind of relationship, exist as kinds of figments in each other’s imaginations.

The Jesuit missionaries in my own family struck me as exceedingly kind and conscientiousness individuals and it is very hard for me to reconcile that image with the culturally destructive role that missionaries have played in indigenous societies throughout the world. The chasm that separates religious and intellectual proponents at both ends of the spectrum in North America is one instance of the mystery surrounding the difference that our tenuous understanding of consciousness and community generates.

The film was shot over about a week with no budget and I am very grateful to Michael Tweed (camera) and Sonja Posod (my co-performer) for their commitment, trust and interpretive talents. PJ Dean-Thornton sang the song that I wrote and Tony Massett contributed his improvisations on the sax to the original music.

Image: Still from Plastic Houses - Geoffrey Shea, 2012





Venue & Address: 
Durham Town Hall 131 Garafraxa Street South Durham, Ontario

Mali & Georgia

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:00am

A short film by Stan Krzyzanowski for the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)

Mali & Georgia has been added to the The Birds & the Bees programme which screens every 10 minutes on September 10, 2013 at all subway platforms. Stan's film will be screened once every 100 minutes all day along with 9 other films in the same program. In addition, the program will be running continuously every 10 minutes at the TUFF Film Zones located at Bloor Station, St. Andrew Station and Dundas Station.

The films will go live on the TUFF website on September 3 and online voting for Audience Choice will begin on September 4.

Can't make it to the subway? Want to watch the films in a casual atmosphere? Drop by the TUFF Screening Room at the DRAKE Hotel, September 13 - 15, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Finally, if you are local, we invite you to attend the TUFF Closing Party & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 15th, 7-10 p.m. at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. A great party with amazing food and drink; all official selections are screened, and prizes are presented to our various award winners.

Seven Hours of Rat Drawing in One Minute from Stan Krzyzanowski on Vimeo.



Venue & Address: 
All Subway Platforms N/A Toronto, Ontario

Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series: Emily Jacir

Emily Jacir, embrace, 2005, photo by Stefan Rohner, courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:00pm

Presented by the Faculty of Art

Journalist Kaelen Wilson-Goldie has observed that “[t]he strength of Jacir’s work lies in her combination of opposites, seamlessly exchanging the sublime and the banal, the sentimental and the cynical, the spontaneous and the studious, the poetic and the political within a single piece.” Emily Jacir achieves her consistently groundbreaking work through a diverse range of media and strategies including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing and sound. Jacir has shown extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East since 1994. Solo exhibitions include Beirut Art Center (2010), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (2008). Jacir participated in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); the 51st (2005), 52nd (2007), 53rd (2009), 54th (2011) and 55th (2013) Biennale di Venezia; the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennale 7 (2005); and the 8th Istanbul Biennale (2003). Awards include a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Awards from the Prince Claus Fund in the Hague (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum (2008); and the Alpert Award (2011) from the Herb Alpert Foundation. In addition to these awards, Jacir has two monographs devoted to her work and has served on prestigious international juries. She is a professor at the vanguard International Academy of Art in Palestine. She currently lives around the Mediterranean.

The Faculty of Art at OCAD University is pleased to co-sponsor Emily Jacir’s Artist Talk with the Toronto Palestinian Film Festival. Conceived in 2008, TPFF uses cinema and art to explore the extraordinary narratives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The films examine a wide array of topics from a unique and under-represented Palestinian perspective, and highlight the dynamism of Palestinian culture. TPFF also hosts other cultural events before and during the festival including art exhibitions, musical performances, outdoor film screenings, culinary events and discussion panels.

The 6th annual TPFF is happening September 28 to October 4, 2013. For more information visit

About Kym Pruesse
“Kym [Pruesse] was complex, complicated and often challenged those around her to think profoundly and creatively.” — The Globe and Mail, December 8, 2010

An artist, educator, writer and theorist, Kym Pruesse is celebrated as an expert in popular culture, art and design history, visual activism, art criticism and curatorial practice. A part of the OCAD U community since 1994, Kym taught courses in media and cultural studies, contemporary theory, women in art, art criticism, popular culture and studio. She believed in a cross-disciplinary perspective and taught in both the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Liberal Studies at OCAD U. She passed away suddenly in June, 2009. The Art Creates Change series commemorates Kym’s work at OCAD U, as well as her contribution to the Toronto art community.

The Kym Pruesse Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in excellent standing who shows a demonstrated interest in curatorial practice, art and design activism and/or popular culture. If you would like to make a donation in support of the scholarship, please contact Development & Alumni Relations at 416-977-6000 Ext. 481.

Emily Jacir
embrace 2005
steel, aluminum, rubber, motor, motion sensor
179 cm in diameter
photo: Stefan Rohner
© Emily Jacir, courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York




Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario