ShowtimeThursday 8:20 pm
Short Film: Hipster Headdress
Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) filmmaker, media artist and stop motion artist currently based in unceded Coast Salish territory, also known as Vancouver. She studied photography and illustration at Sheridan Institute and extended those mediums into creations in media arts. Amanda’s work looks into lndigenous lineage, language and unconventional methods of story-telling. Each film is a collaborative process with a multi-layered approach to aspects animation and the sonic spectrum. Her films have screened across the globe, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival. Amanda has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, BC Arts Council and the NFB. In 2013, Amanda was the recipient K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video, and received the 2016 Vancouver Mayors Arts Awards for Emerging Film and Media Artist. Most recently she was selected by renowned filmmaker Alanis Obamsawin to receive $50,000 in post-services through the Clyde Gilmour Technicolour Award. Her latest short animation Four Faces of the Moon is available online through CBC Short Docs. Amanda is currently developing the new short animations Wheetago War, Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes), and Flood, as well as research and development into the process of bringing her works into interactive spaces.
Hipster Headdress: Part of the NFB Naked Island series, this unapologetic stop motion short addresses the issues of cultural appropriation and everything wrong with hipsters who wear headdresses. Curated by Darlene Naponse.