Trevor Anderson

#AFA25 – Decoding Influence 
Saturday June 24 4:15 – 5:30 pm – Coast Canmore Hotel

Trevor Anderson is a filmmaker whose work has screened at many international festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and TIFF. His films stream free at

Karen Ball

Renderings on Sponsorship 
Saturday June 24 10:00 am – Coast Canmore Hotel

JPEG Square Whole: Sponsorship Workshop with Karen Ball 
Saturday June 24 2:30 pm – Coast Canmore Hotel

Karen Ball is a nationally recognized arts & culture leader with over 20 years developing the arts and cultural landscape in Canada.  She has been a thought leader and collaborator in key arts planning including working with Alberta’s Premier’s Council for Culture, The City of Calgary’s 2016 Culture Plan and Calgary’s 2017 Arts Space Strategy.

Gary Burns

#AFA25 – Decoding Influence
Saturday June 24 4:15 pm – Coast Canmore Hotel

Gary Burns is a Calgary based writer and director who has been making documentary and narrative feature films for over twenty years. He’s best know for The Suburbanators (1995), waydowntown (2000), and Radiant City (2006). His most recent work includes The Future is Now! (2011) and Flexie! All The Same and All Different (2015).

Chantal Chagnon

Canada 150 from an Indigenous Perspective
Saturday June 24 1:30 pm (Presentation) 2:45 pm (Round Table) – Coast Canmore Hotel

Chantal Chagnon is a Cree Métis Singer, Drummer, Storyteller, Actor, Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Social Justice Advocate and Activist with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She shares Traditional Indigenous Songs, Stories, Culture, History, Arts, Crafts and Teachings.

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes

Canada 150 from an Indigenous Perspective
Saturday June 24 1:30 pm (Presentation) 2:45 pm (Round Table) – Coast Canmore Hotel

Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes is a Status Indian Cree woman, a member of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She has a Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from Grant MacEwan University Edmonton, two Bachelors of Arts from the University of Calgary, one in Communications and the other in Canadian Native Studies.

Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Renderings on Sponsorship 
Saturday June 24 10:00 am – Coast Canmore Hotel

Working in Calgary and Montreal as a media artist, filmmaker, and the Creative Director for Nur Films, a one stop creative and production firm, Ramin has too date produced and directed over 400 projects including three season of a music variety show called SING TALK PLAY and two seasons of a sketch comedy show called COWTOWN for TELUS Optik TV’s video on demand channel.

Spencer Estabrooks

Renderings on Sponsorship 
Saturday June 24 10:00 am – Coast Canmore Hotel

Spencer Estabrooks is a Calgary based writer, director producer. Recently completed the NSI’s Producers Bootcamp and is actively developing new Alberta based projects that blend both his love of genre and his passion for a good story.

Kristen Hutchinson

Prairie Tales: A History 
Friday June 23 4:30 pm – Elevation Gallery (729 8 St, Canmore, AB)

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, writer, and art consultant. She teaches independent seminars about art, television, and film in her living room and online, is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures, and is the guest curator of Art Docs, a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art at Metro Cinema.

Gary James Joynes

Mountain Byte
Friday June 23 10:00 am – Grassi Lakes hike

Gary James Joynes (AKA Clinker) is an Edmonton based sound and visual artist who performs live cinema audio visual works around the world. With deep family roots in Canmore, Gary James Joynes will lead a sound walk & guided meditation to Grassi Lakes. The original trail was cut by the legendary mountaineer Lawrence Grassi who was aided by Dennis Joynes (Gary’s father) who grew up in Canmore.

Sharon Stevens

#AFA 25 – Decoding Influence
Saturday June 24 4:15 pm – Coast Canmore Hotel

Sharon Stevens, a multi award-winning video artist and activist is an instigator who’s made a career of integrating art, activism, feminism, and community ritual making into a series of projects that enlighten, enliven and entertain. Since 1991 she has produced projects including documentary, experimental, web-based and performance based inter-disciplinary work.

She currently supports her art practice as Executive Director for Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society.

Reva Stone – featured visiting media artist

Artist Talk
Friday June 23 7:00 pm – artsPlace Gallery (950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB)

ECU: A Conversation with Reva Stone
Saturday June 24 2:30 pm – Coast Canmore Hotel

Reva Stone’s work is concerned with an examination of the mediation between our bodies and the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. She engages with a variety of forms of digital technologies to initiate discourses about how biotechnological and robotic practices are impacting upon the very nature of being human. She has received many awards, including the 2017 Distinguished Alumnae Award from the University of Manitoba, the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. She has exhibited widely in Canada, the US and Europe, has presented at symposia and has been published in journals such as Second Nature: the International Journal of Creative Media.

Reva Stone’s installation Repositories will be on exhibit at artsPlace Gallery from June 21 to June 26.

Jadda Tsui & Mathew Lindenberg

Saturday June 24 8:30 pm  – Three Sisters Royal Canadian Legion #3 Branch (834 7 St, Canmore, AB)

Jadda Tsui is a media artist working to explore various ways to communicate and generate investigations into how her perception of the world may or may not be similar to that of those around her. She is currently enrolled in undergraduate studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design. 

Mathew Lindenberg is an artist interested in integrating systems and simulations with narrative to explore new ways of telling stories and reaching audiences. Whether his penchant for putting hapless AI characters into overwhelming situations came from a childhood spent shepherding ant colonies, or an unresolved ego-maniacal god complex, is still undetermined. He received his BFA from ACAD in 2014.

Michelle Robinson

Canada 150 from an Indigenous Perspective
Saturday June 24 1:30 pm (Presentation) 2:45 pm (Round Table) – Coast Canmore Hotel

Michelle Robinson is a Slavey Dene born and based in Calgary, Blackfoot Territory of Treaty 7 that speaks on Indigenous issues and human rights. Michelle is the president of the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission in Alberta. In 2014, she had passed 2 policies nationally on the inclusion of Two Spirit and to stop the discriminatory spying on Indigenous people & organizations. In 2016, the policy to rotate to the nationality of Governor General to include Indigenous passed nationally too. Michelle is currently a candidate for Ward 10 in upcoming City of Calgary election.

Nicola Waugh

Prairie Tales Redux
Thursday June 22 8:00 pm – artsPlace Gallery (950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB)

Nicola Waugh is an independent film programmer and communications professional based in Calgary. She holds a Master’s degree from York University and Ryerson University’s joint Communication and Culture program, and was the Programming Director of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) and Director of the $100 Film Festival from 2012-2016. She has sat on juries for the Alberta Foundation For the Arts, Calgary International Film Festival, Prism Prize, GIRAF Animation Festival, Yukon Film Fund and the Gallery of Alberta Media Art (AMAAS), and was a member of the M:ST Performative Arts Festival Board of Directors from 2013-2016.


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