Chris Kennedy (Canada)

Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 Easton, Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based in Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06 and Pleasure Dome from 2000-06. He co-founded and co-programs Early Monthly Segments and programs TIFF Cinematheque's Wavelengths series. He is the new Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center, the La Plata Semana del Film Experimental and the Pacific Film Archive. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium's materiality in a contemporary context.

Filmography

  • Watching the Detectives
    2017
  • Brimstone Line
    2013
  • Phantoms
    2012
  • Towards a Vanishing Point
    2012
  • 349 (for Sol LeWitt)
    2011
  • Genesee
    2011
  • Schuh Schnell Service
    2009-2011
  • lay claim to an island
    2009
  • Gladstone
    2009
  • Tamalpais
    2009
  • Simultaneous Contrast
    2008
  • Tape Film
    2007
  • acrobat, the
    2007
  • Lombard
    2007
  • Memo to Pic Desk
    2006
  • Jane’s Window
    2005
  • 4x8x3
    2004

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