November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger

Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger and Jorge de Oliveira

Wednesday, November 11
Register HERE or RSVP to sensinfo@yorku.ca
*Please note that the event will begin with a moment of silence in honour of Remembrance Day*

Please join us Wednesday, November 11 for the first event in the 2020-21 Sensorium Seminar Series, featuring filmmaker, producer, advocate and Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at York, Ingrid Veninger. Professor Veninger will discuss the project ONE(NINE)a nine-chapter anthology featuring the films of nine different women from around the world. Produced by pUNK films during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project brings together female led stories from South Africa, Germany, Spain, China, United States, and Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more about the project please see the YFile article here 

The virtual seminar will include a presentation by Professor Veninger and collaborator Jorge de Oliveira who will discuss the newest phase of the project. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period moderated by Sensorium Director Joel Ong. 

ONE(NINE) Short Synopsis

 During the COVID-19 pandemic Nine filmmakers
Isolating in different parts of the world Join to make a film 

A 9-chapter anthology 

A collection created by female filmmakers from South Africa, Germany, Spain, China -> United States, and across Canada 

ONE(NINE) is a timeless multiversal experience of what it means to find connection
in a time of isolation 

About the Presenters 

Ingrid Veninger  holds an MFA from York University and has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts since 2019.  

Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno, Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Busan and MoMA in New York. She has received retrospectives of her work at the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Canada) and FEMCine (Santiago, Chile). She has been the recipient of the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for ‘Best Director’, and the Jay Scott Prize presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association. A member of the Directors Guild of Canada and participant in the inaugural TIFF Studio, Berlinale Talents, and Rotterdam Producer’s Lab, Ingrid has been a mentor at the Canadian Film Centre and Screenwriter-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. 

An advocate for gender parity, Ingrid launched the pUNK Films Femmes Lab in 2014 to foster narrative feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, she is working on a collaborative feature film and web-based project, created in context of the COVID-19 pandemic entitled -  ONE(NINE) – to premiere 2021. 

Jorge de Oliveira is a student lab assistant for the Public Visualization Lab. Born in Brazil and moved to Toronto in 2006 and has developed a love for technology and creative arts. Jorge graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology at George Brown College and worked in the field of Mechanical testing and architectural drafting before joining York in 2018. Jorge de Oliveira is currently in his second year in the Digital Media program with specialization in Game Arts at York University. 

About the Sensorium Seminar Series 

The series aims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Initiated in January 2020, the series provides space for Sensorium community members to discuss ongoing research projects, ideas and initiativesThe casual, lunch time seminar series facilitates variety presentations, pitch sessions, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work. Though we are currently unable to meet in the Sensorium Research Loft, we are excited to announce the series will be taking place virtually throughout the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.