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aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts FestivalIndustry Series – Demystifying Media Arts

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Industry Series – Demystifying Media Arts

April 5, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Panel I- Demystifying Media Arts

SATURDAY, APRIL 5th, 2014, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Creative Blueprint Gallery
376 Bathurst Street, Toronto
(PWYC, Light snacks will be served)



Co-presented by:


At aluCine we believe that the discussion and dissemination of ideas in contemporary media arts is of primary importance. In this panel we will promote the advancement of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, and an appreciation of media arts. We hope this event will offer a strong vision of the role of working Latin-Canadian artists and their dynamic communities in Canada.Likewise, the panel will celebrate the unique creative strategies employed by these in the making of film and media arts.

Ontario Arts Council officers will talk about programs available to supports Ontario-based Aboriginal arts professionals and arts professionals of colour to fund professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants’ artistic work and careers as well as grants for production grants to artists working with film, video and digital media (documentary, drama, experimental, animation, dance film/video, audio art, media art installation, new media and any fusion thereof).

En aluCine creemos que el debate y la difusión de ideas en las artes mediáticas contemporáneas es de importancia primordial. En este panel promoveremos el avance del conocimiento, el intercambio de ideas, y la apreciación de las artes digitales.  Esperamos que este evento ofrecesca una sólida visión del trabajo de artistas latino-canadiense y sus comunidades dinámicas en Canadá. Del mismo modo, el panel celebrará las estrategias creativas únicas empleadas por éstos en la realización de filmes y artes mediáticas.

Funcionarios del Consejo de Artes de Ontario hablarán acerca de los programas disponibles para indigenas y artistas de color viviendo en Ontario. Como financiar oportunidades de desarrollo profesional y de habilidades que permitan avanzar en el trabajo artístico de los solicitantes en sus carreras, así como becas para ayudas a la producción para los artistas que trabajan con el cine, el video y los medios digitales (documental, drama, experimental, animación, película de danza / video, arte sonoro, instalación de arte multimedia, nuevos medios de comunicación y cualquier fusión de la misma).

susan lordSusan Lord
Head of Department and Associate Professor, Queen’s University

Susan Lord is Head of Department and Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Affiliated with the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, as well as the Departments of Art and Gender Studies, she researches in the areas of cinema and media arts; cosmopolitanism; new media, gendered spaces and the city; and Cuban cinema and visual culture.

Susan DouglasSusan Douglas
SOFAM/ Art History, Contemporary art/ visual cultures/visual theories/ Latin America, University of Guelph

Author, editor and curator Susan Douglas, PhD, specializes in contemporary art and art theory. Born in England and raised in Argentina, she moved to Canada where she studied art criticism and historiography. She received her doctorate for a study of Canadian art and theories of vision and visuality in 1998. She has been published nationally and internationally. 

MHaslamwebMark Haslam
Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts Officer

Mark Haslam is a fi lmmaker, and the Media Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. Previously, he was the founder and Executive Director of the Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film and Video Festival. He has also worked for Amnesty International, the National Film Board of Canada, and Ten Days for Global Justice.

Bushra Junaid Staff PhotoBushra Junaid
Ontario Arts Council, Outreach and Development Manager

As OAC’s Outreach and Development Manager, Bushra Junaid is responsible for improving access to programs, services, and resources, and building connections to artists from diverse communities. She is also the Officer for Access and Career Development, a skills building/professional-development program for Aboriginal and culturally diverse arts professionals. Bushra is passionately committed to equity and diversity in the arts.


FranciscoAlvarezFrancisco Alvarez
Art Consultant

With more than 25 years of experience in the cultural sector, Francisco has produced several exhibitions and worked as a volunteer director in several not-for-profit organizations. He has also collaborated in several festivals such as the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Pride Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival, Contact Photography Festival, Nuit Blanche, Luminato and the Pan American Food Festival. Francisco is co-founder of Mr. Pink Art Consultants and previously was Managing Director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum.


April 5, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Creative Blueprint Gallery
376 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada