WORKSHOP: QTBIPOC Sexy Filmmaking | Nov 4 @ 2pm

OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Free / by donation

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WORKSHOP: QTBIPOC Sexy Filmmaking

Nov 4 | 2:00pm
@ OCAD University
Free / by donation

** NOTE: This workshop has now gone rush. If you would like to attend, please come to the venue 15 minutes prior to start time and we will admit people if there is space available/no shows.

This filmmaking workshop for QTBIPOC people, lead by Indigenous artists Dayna Danger and Thirza Cuthand, explores the ways in which QTBIPOC people can create sexual/sensual/erotic images and stories while living under colonization. Using examples from the artists own work, and workshopping participants ideas, this experience will discuss reclaiming the erotic from the colonizers gaze.

TQFF offers this workshop for QTBIPOC people only in order to offer a space for people who have experienced local and global colonization to think through the politics of Decolonizing Sexuality.

This workshop is restricted to 10 participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of colour. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so reserve your spot early!

Thirza Cuthand
Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in Germany. She completed their BFA majoring in Film and Video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and their Masters of Arts in Media Production at Ryerson University.

Besides her work in short form videos, she has also been developing a screenplay with Telefilm and working on a video game about being bipolar. She is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and currently resides in Toronto.

Dayna Danger
Tio’tia:ke – Moonyang, 2Spirit, Metis – Anishinaabe(Saulteaux) – Polish BFA MFA
Through utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming the space with their larger than life works. Ongoing works exploring BDSM and beaded leather fetish masks negotiate the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender and power in a consensual and feminist manner. As a visual artist, fire-starter and drummer, their focus remains on Indigenous visual and erotic sovereignty and uplifting 2S, trans and non-binary kin. Danger has exhibited their work nationally and internationally in such venues as Latitude 53, Edmonton AB; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MB; Warren G Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal; dc3 Projects, Edmonton; Roundhouse, Vancouver, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. Danger has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Danger currently serves as a board member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA). Danger is an Artist in Residence through Initiative for Indigenous Futures at AbTeC.

Accessibility

All events are “pay what you can” and wheelchair accessible. There is a pre-arranged waiting area with seating for audience members who need it prior to the doors opening for every event. TQFF will not be serving alcohol at the festival, and we welcome everyone living with disabilities and/or addictions,

Please contact us by October 29, 2018 if you would like ASL interpretation to be provided for this workshop, or if you have any additional accessibility-related inquiries, requests, or needs.

 

Location

All workshops will take place at:
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON

Memberships & Festival Passes

The Toronto Queer Film Festival is a volunteer-run, artist-centered festival that is entirely supported by arts council grants and donations (no corporate sponsorships). There are no submission fees for filmmakers to apply, all events are pay what you can/no one turned away, all screenings are captioned and ASL interpreted, and proceeds from the festival are prioritized to pay artists.

We can’t do all of this without your support. Currently TQFF is reliant on community donations to reach our goals as well as to make the festival happen. Please consider becoming a member today to receive benefits and to help us continue to build a diverse and representative platform for queer and trans artists in Canada.

Full Membership $200

Includes:

  • 2 Full Festival Passes (entry to all events except workshops)
  • 2 Tickets to any year round special screenings and events (except workshops)
  • Festival poster
  • TQFF Button
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • Complimentary Publication
  • Recognition on the Toronto Queer Film Festival list of supporters online

Individual Membership $60 | $40 for students/seniors/underemployed/unwaged

Includes:

  • 1 Full Festival Pass (entry to all events except workshops)
  • Festival Poster
  • TQFF Tote Bag
  • TQFF Button

The 2018 festival schedule is available here, and includes 12 screenings plus workshops, panels, and performances from November 1-4 at Innis Town Hall and OCAD University.

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