Andrew John Milne is an Interdiciplinary Artist working in the Media Arts, Film and Video, Photography and Performance. He is based out of Winnipeg Manitoba although can increasingly be found traveling throughout Canada in the Museum of New Ideas. He has a background in contemporary dance, photography and film as well as mechanical, electrical and computer design. Andrew creates Post-Cinematic Mechanisms which interrogate the technologies of seeing. In this work he approaches emergent media processes with obsolesced technique creating mechanical ruins, decaying monuments that realize future utopias, dragging them backwards toward obsolescence, futility and critique.
Darryl Nepinak (Seaulteux) is the film and video coordinator for Career Trek, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is a Production Training Coordinator for the Winnipeg Film Group. Darryl is the co-founder of Indie'N Film/Video Collective in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Treasurer of Urban Shaman Gallery, an Aboriginal arts centre. His recent short film, Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg, commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, was selected for the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2006 Nepinak curated INDIANPEG: Shorts from Winnipeg Aboriginal Filmmakers for the Gimli Film Festival in Manitoba. In 2005 he was selected to take part in the National Film Board of Canada's First Stories, a competitive documentary production program for First Nations filmmakers. Nepinak lived in Gisborne, New Zealand for 10 months in 2004, where he directed a documentary about the 30-year history of Te Ora Hou Aotearoa, a Maori youth organization, and mentored Maori teens in video production. Darryl received training in video production with the Aboriginal Youth Pilot Project of Canada's National Screen Institute and the Aboriginal Broadcasting Training Initiative of the Manitoba Indian Cultural Education Centre. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the city where he grew up.
Doreen Girard is a visual artist and musician living in Winnipeg, MB. She uses handbuilt and repurposed slide and animation reel projectors, which are operated live, producing mutable images that are often guided and accompanied by a soundtrack of dirgeful music. Her interests include thrift stores, Ukrainian folk choirs, 80s thrash, funereal doom and black metal, the physics of light and the early history of cinematography. She has performed her films at various festivals, such as the Plastic Paper Festival, WNDX, Suoni Per Il Popolo and Film Pop.
Heidi Phillips is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist from Manitoba, Canada with an affinity for the tactility of the filmic medium. Phillips’ often uses thrifted super 8 films, contact printing and darkroom experiments to push her work into new places. Phillips’ old school process frequently becomes part of the content, as grainy scratched films are merged with images lifted from found footage to create mesmerizing, transcendent works.
Jim Sanders is an independent filmmaker and educator living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sanders has spent his artistic career exploring the potential for video and digital media to empower, heal and open the minds and hearts of his community and beyond.
Of mixed ancestry (Cree, Ojibway, Assiniboine, Irish, English, Scottish and French), Jordan Wheeler is a member of Gordons First Nation. A second-generation media artist, Wheeler began writing professionally in 1982. He’s written several books, including Just a Walk and Brothers in Arms, and written, story-edited and, more recently, show run television dramas, including North of 60 and renegadepress.com. His work has been nominated for several awards, and he won a Gemini for Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series in 2007. Away from the computer (and the golf course), Wheeler teaches scriptwriting and hangs with his adult children in Winnipeg.
Leslie Supnet is a Winnipeg based moving image artist. Supnet utilizes animation, found media, lo-fi and experimental practices to create documents of her personal vision. She is currently pursuing her MFA at York University, and teaches animation workshops with various artist-run centres. Her work has screened at microcinemas, galleries and film festivals such as Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Images Festival, Antimatter, Melbourne International Animation Festival, VIDEOEX and various others.
Mike Maryniuk was born in Winnipeg, but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. A completely self-taught film virtuoso, Maryniuk’s film world is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage. Maryniuk’s films are a visual stew of hand-made ingredients and are full of home cooked wonderfulness.
Born in Churchill, Manitoba, Reil Munro has numerous film credits as writer/director of short films and is also a professional in the electrical and camera departments for commercial films. His most recent documentary film, Journey My Heart, premiered at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival and has gone on to play at the Dawson City International and Canadian Sport Film Festivals. Featuring Swan Lake First Nation jingle dress dancer Joanne Soldier, Munro's film presents a behind the scene look at her physical and mental preparations for competitive pow-wows.