OTTAWA

@ CLUB SAW (67 Nicholas Street)

Screening 1: THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 8:00PM »
Screening 2: FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 8:00PM »

* Filmmaker in attendance

Finding Queer Disability

Love Intersections | 2018 | 6:09 min

This film explores the intersection of queerness and disability, looking at the ways that culture and language are also part and parcel to many other communities, including the Autistic community and the Deaf community. This film was created by Love Intersections, a media arts collective of queer artists of colour in Vancouver.

I Want To Kill Myself

Vivek Shraya | 2017 | 8:32 min

Contemplating suicide: a biography.

Two Snakes

Kristin Li | 2015 | 9:33 min

An experimental animation and documentary about diasporic desires for foundational myths. Seeking a home in reclaimed ancestry and seeking a self in reappropriated narratives and finding fragments instead.

My Fuzzy Valentine

Ben Edelberg | 2018 | 5:00 min

Put the Playboy centrefold in the hands of a Dyke and she will make her into a monster. A pulsating world of bug-eyed lesbian sasquatches and vaginal caves created from reclaimed textiles. Visual artist Allyson Mitchell's shape shifting materials and colors explode off the screen on hand processed and scratched 16mm film.

Métis Femme Bodies

Chanelle Lajoie | 2018 | 5:51 min

Métis Femme Bodies is an exploration into the experiences of what has become a repressed identity in both Indigenous and femme forms. Métis Femme Bodies aims to offer visibility and voice to those who have been denied such luxury in order to accurately represent themselves and correct misleading narratives imposed by greater power structures.

Flora

Chaerin Im | 2018 | 4:17 min

‘At Kindergarten I thought I could grow a penis from my vagina, just like the other boys.’ Although Chaerin Im was born as a woman, she never had affection or interest in objects or properties that corresponded to the category of ‘feminine’. At the same time, she never had the feeling that she should have been a man. Through twist and turns of uncanny sculptures resembling a penis and/or vagina or both, Chaerin questions the general gender connotations.

Casualties of Modernity

Kent Monkman | 2015 | 14:20 min

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

Doppelgänger Memorandum

Clark Nikolai | 2017 | 6:00 min

In this claustrophobically surreal and comical short, a film-score composer is distracted by a haunted video monitor in the confines of his sound studio, where he watches scenes of disconnected conversations as a result of mis-dubbing. The slippage between dream and reality, past and present, here and there, leaves the viewer in a perplexed state.

Outcognito

Wrik Mead | 2017 | 5:00 min

Fear meets gay desire against an audio background of sitcom homophobia and jarring personal testimonies. Textured layers of figures, rotoscoped and real, move in and out of difficult scenarios, resolving into knowing acceptance.

Flash Flood

Alli MacKay | 2017 | 6:00 min

Deep within a dream, a cataclysmic flood washes over the planet, and reveals three unique perspectives on gender and identity. The film is animated by volunteer transgender artists and animators from across the globe.

LOOKING FOR AN OUTER WORLD

Claude Périard | 2018 | 3:13 min

When I was a child, sitting in the back seat of the family van, and driving on the highway at night, the sight of all the lights flashing by and their reflections on the windows of the car gave me the impression to be a science-fiction character traveling in space. I wanted to recreate this imaginary by borrowing exactly the same path of my childhood; the highway that passes the oil refineries in east of the city and whose sparkling beauty contrasts fiercely with the anxiety that emanates from it.