Events

May
24
Fri
Book a Tour
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 12:01 pm

Come and tour our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about why we attract top students from all over the world. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) tour takes 45 minutes to one hour, and is guided by a current student.

The tours will be departing from the Student Information Centre, located on the first floor of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre.

Click here to visit the tour page to select the the program and dates you are interested in.

 

Jun
13
Thu
Spotlight on Contemporary Indigenous Filmmaking with Suzanne Morrissette
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a free public Spotlight on Contemporary Indigenous Filmmaking with Suzanne Morrissette (OCAD University) part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University, Archive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Suzanne Morrissette is a Metis artist, curator, and scholar from Winnipeg researching reactions to Indigenous political thought and curatorial strategies for centering Indigenous knowledge.

6-7:30 PM – Curator Talk, York University, Nat Taylor Cinema N102 Ross Building

9-10 PM – Outdoor Projections, York University, Jacob Stong House and Barn

NOTE: In the event of rain, the screening will move indoors to Nat Taylor Cinema at 9:00 PM. Please check www.facebook.com/counterarchive for updates

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details: https://counterarchive.ca/summer-institute-archivecounter-archives

Aug
27
Tue
Tours return End of September!
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 12:01 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Film Masterclass: Matthew J. Lloyd DOP of Spiderman: Far from Home
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Film alumnus Matthew J. Lloyd (BFA ’06), Director of Photography of Spiderman: Far from Home, returns to York University for a free master class on the craft, design, and engineering involved in framing and lighting the shot. Moderated by his frequent collaborator, Chelsea McMullan (My Prairie Home).

Directions to York at Cinespace by TTC:  Subway Line 1 south from York University stop; transfer at St. George to Subway Line 2 west to Kipling Station. Take 44 bus South. Takes about an hour. Entrance is via the main Cinespace entrance at Gate 3. Our main Stage 1 is located just inside the main lobby of Cinespace behind the coffee place.

Sep
27
Fri
Meet AMPD at the Ontario Universities Fair
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Free and open to the public, the Ontario University Fair is the only event where you can interact with all 21 universities in Ontario in one place. Come meet York AMPD professors, students and admissions representatives. We can answer your questions about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.

Visit the OUF website to register in advance for an OUF Passport!

September 27 to 29, 2019

10 am to 5 pm daily

Oct
1
Tue
Cinema Politica: Indigenous Documentary Futurism (co-presented with OPIRG)
Oct 1 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Cinema Politica: Indigenous Documentary Futurism (co-presented with OPIRG)

Please join us for a free lunchtime screening of Cinema Politica: Indigenous Documentary Futurism. This event is co-presented with OPIRG (Ontario Public Interest Research Group). Commissioned hybrid films engage and contest indigenous futures. Following the film there will be a discussion lead by Naila Lalji from OPIRG. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

Oct
8
Tue
Future Cinemas with Caitlin Fisher and Taien Ng-Chan
Oct 8 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

 Future Cinemas with Caitlin Fisher and Taien Ng-Chan

Please join us for a free lunchtime screening and discussion of Future Cinemas with Cinema and Media Studies faculty Caitlin Fisher and Taien Ng-Chan. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

Oct
22
Tue
The 5th Region
Oct 22 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

The 5th Region

Please join us for a free lunchtime screening and post screening discussion of Northern/Inuit Arts research project,  The 5th Region, with Professor Anna Hudson,  Filmmaker Aeyliya Husain and Inuit educator Joshua Stribbell. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

The 5th Region
Oct 22 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

The 5th Region

Please join us for a free lunchtime screening and post screening discussion of Northern/Inuit Arts research project,  The 5th Region, with Professor Anna Hudson,  Filmmaker Aeyliya Husain and Inuit educator Joshua Stribbell. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

Nov
4
Mon
CineSiege 2019: A Juried Showcase of York Film
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Catch a rising wave of electrifying film talent!

Now in its 17th year, CineSiege presents a collection of short films – riveting fiction, cutting-edge alternative works and provocative documentaries – selected by leading lights of Canadian film and media culture.

The films selected for CineSiege 2019 were chosen from a shortlist, culled from 186 productions made last year.

The nominees were reviewed by five jurors: Maya Bankovici, Franci Duran, Stuart Hands, Adina Pintilie and Ravi Srinivasan.

Jurors will be in attendance at CineSiege to introduce the winning films and explain why they were selected.

CineSiege is made possible through the generous support of

Cinespace Toronto   Paradise Theatre


After Party

Immediately following screening (approx. 10:30pm)
The Monarch Tavern
12 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6J 2N8

Nov
5
Tue
Best of Cinesiege 2019
Nov 5 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

York Cinema & Media Arts and Nat Taylor Tuesdays present Best of Cinesiege 2019

For those who will miss out on Cinesiege 2019 this Monday, November 4th downtown, here’s your second chance to watch celebrated works by York University undergraduate students, with filmmakers in attendance.

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

Nov
12
Tue
AIDS Activist Cinema & The Queer Canadian Underground with Ryan Conrad and Thomas Waugh
Nov 12 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

AIDS Activist Cinema & The Queer Canadian Underground with Ryan Conrad and Thomas Waugh

York Cinema & Media Arts, Nat Taylor Tuesdays, and Archive/Counter-Archive are delighted to welcome scholars Ryan Conrad and Thomas Waugh to present their research on AIDS Activist Cinema and Underground Canadian Queer Cinema! Tuesday, November 12 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

Nov
16
Sat
AMPD at York U Fall Campus Day
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Are you thinking about pursuing post-secondary studies in the visual, performing, digital or media arts?

Join us at Fall Campus Day! It’s an excellent opportunity to find out about our programs and what makes York University a great place to study Cinema & Media Arts, Computational Arts – Digital Media, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre and Visual Art & Art History.

Professors, staff and some of the outstanding students currently in our programs will be on hand to share information and answer your questions. You’ll come away feeling knowledgeable, welcomed and more confident about choosing your educational path.

[caption id="attachment_101903" align="alignnone" width="642"]Six student ambassadors pose around a table labeled "school of the arts, media, performance & design" Come see us on Fall Campus Day![/caption]

Information sessions for the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will be held in the Accolade West Building at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Tours of our studios, labs, performance and exhibition facilities are offered at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Our Visual Art and Design programs are also offering portfolio reviews on a drop-in basis from 12:00 to 2:30 pm. Bring a portfolio of your best work for a friendly, no-strings-attached, one-on-one consultation with one of our visual art or design professors.

General campus tours and info sessions about York’s student services, admissions, financial support, residence and campus life will also be available.

For more information, maps and directions, and the full agenda for the day, visit futurestudents.yorku.ca/fallcampusday.

Admission is free, and family and friends are welcome.

While registration is not required, it is an option. Registering gives you the chance to create a customized schedule for yourself for the day, combining activities in AMPD with York-wide info sessions and tours. Look for the Register  Now box on York’s Fall Campus Day website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Nov
26
Tue
Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Cinema Politica Present: La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016)
Nov 26 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016)

Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Cinema Politica Present:La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016). Please join us for a free screening and question and answer period with Rodrigo Michelangeli (co-writer & cinematographer)

Tuesday, November 26 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) is proud to present Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult in conversation on Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet

Date: November 27th, 3-5pm
Place: 206 (ACW) Accolade West Building
Reception: 024 (CFA) Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, following the event

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will be speaking about Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet, his musical investigation of the Internet, from its birth as ARPANET in 1969 (the same year as CMA), to its impact on our society over the last 50 years, particularly in terms of connectivity, quantification, and human rights. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world.

Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, based in Toronto. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton
Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, 7a*11D’s 7a*md8 – ON LINE  and Life of a Crap Head’s Doored. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.

This event is part of CMA’s 50th year anniversary celebrations, as well as the occasion of the launching of BetaSpace (the new Media Arts Co-Working Space, named after industry parlance for a project that is in the final stages of development and ready for testing). CMA’s first graduating cohort of Media Arts BFA students will also be exhibiting their end of term work in augmented reality, app development, video documentary and fiction, and more!