Film Distribution 101 w/ Vtape

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Vtape is Canada’s leading artist-run, not-for-profit distributor of films and videos by independent artists. The organization represents more than 5000 historical and contemporary works by artists from across Canada to an international client base of galleries, museums, media arts festivals, educational institutions, and broadcasters.

This workshop offers participants tools for navigating not-for-profit distribution, the submission process and developing a distribution strategy.  Designed for emerging to mid-career artists, filmmakers, and cultural workers, this workshop will offer an overview of the current distribution landscape of media arts in Canada.

This workshop is held in partnership with the Asinabka Festival and Vtape.  Registration is open to SAW Video members and those in attendance at the Asinabka Festival.  Registration is required. 

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Thursday August 8 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
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Kiera Boult is Vtape's Submissions, Collections and Outreach Coordinator and an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. Boult’s practice is playfully reliant on camp, comedy, and approachability. By using the trope of the therapy booth, she posits the artist as facilitator, opening conversations surrounding race politics, intersectional feminism and relational aesthetics, all the while skeptically addressing issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution.