Chris Gehman

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Chris Gehman is an experimental filmmaker, curator and critic based in Toronto. His films have screened at festivals, cinematheques and screening programs around the world; his short film Refraction Series (2008) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and won an award at the 2009 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Among his other films are Rostrum Press: Materials Testing (2008), First Dispatch from Atlantis (1993) and Contrafacta (co-directed with Roberto Ariganello, 2000). His writings on independent and experimental film and video have appeared in publications such as Cinema Scope, Fuse, Take One and Millennium Film Journal. He has also contributed to publications on the work of Simone Jones, Philip Hoffman and John Porter, edited the anthology Explosion in the Movie Machine: Essays and Documents on Toronto Artists’ Film and Video (2013), and co-edited (with Steve Reinke) the critical anthology The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (2005). Chris was Artistic Director of the Images Festival from 2000 to 2004; has worked as a programmer for Cinematheque Ontario, TIFF and Pleasure Dome; and has curated media programs for venues in Serbia, Japan, Canada and the U.S. With an Honours B.A.A. in Media Arts from Ryerson University and an M.F.A. in Film Production from York University, Chris has been an instructor at both schools, and is a frequent workshop instructor at LIFT, Toronto’s indispensable film production cooperative.