Established in 1987, the Images Festival in Toronto is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Alongside film and video screenings, the festival presents groundbreaking live performances, media art installations in local galleries and new media projects by many renowned Canadian and international artists.
Works that have premiered at the Images Festival, include: Matthew Barney's Cremaster 1, 2, 4 & 5, Bruce Elder's completed 40-hour film film cycle The Book of All the Dead, Zacharias Kunuk's Nunaqpa, David Rokeby's installation Guardian Angel, Philip Hoffman's What These Ashes Wanted, Barbara Sternberg's Like a Dream that Vanishes, Clive Holden's Trains of Winnipeg, Robert Lee's Minima Moralia and G.B. Jones's The Lollipop Generation.
The Images Festival has always been committed to the exhibition of the work of young and emerging artists, as well as culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists. Images has been crucial in focusing attention on Aboriginal artists such as Zacharias Kunuk, and on artists representing a range of cultural backgrounds, including Dana Inkster, Richard Fung, Ali Kazimi, Steve McQueen and many others.
The Images Festival does not break down its programming into categories such as animation, drama, documentary, experimental. It is interested in screening independent films and videos in any category, or, even better, those that call every category into question. It looks for the inspired and the critical, the confounding and the revelatory, the scurrilous and the eccentric, and recognizes that these may come in many kinds of packages. From the beginning, Images has been at the forefront in identifying and supporting work that has been marginalized or unrecognized by existing exhibition venues, and was crucial in opening up dialogue in the media arts community around issues of race, culture, gender and sexuality. The Images Festival pays artist fees for all works selected for the Festival. Awards are presented each year to outstanding Canadian, international and student works.
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