Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger
Sensorium Seminar Series featuring Associate Professor Ingrid Veninger and Jorge de Oliveira
Wednesday, November 11
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*Please note that the event will begin with a moment of silence in honour of Remembrance Day*
Please join us Wednesday, November 11 for the first event in the 2020-21 Sensorium Seminar Series,featuringfilmmaker, producer, advocate and Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at York,IngridVeninger. ProfessorVeningerwill discussthe projectONE(NINE),anine-chapteranthology featuring the films of nine different women from around the world.Produced bypUNKfilms during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project bringstogetherfemale led storiesfrom South Africa, Germany, Spain, China, United States, and CanadaduringtheCOVID-19 pandemic.To read more about the project please see theYFilearticlehere.
The virtual seminar will include a presentation byProfessorVeningerandcollaboratorJorgede Oliveirawho will discuss the newest phase of the project. The presentation will befollowed by aquestion and answerperiod moderated by Sensorium Director Joel Ong.
ONE(NINE) Short Synopsis
During the COVID-19 pandemic Nine filmmakers
Isolating in different parts of the world Join to make a film
A 9-chapter anthology
A collection created by female filmmakers from South Africa, Germany, Spain, China -> United States, and across Canada
ONE(NINE) is a timelessmultiversalexperience of what it means to find connection
in a time of isolation
About the Presenters
IngridVeninger holds an MFA from York University and has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts since 2019.
Born in Bratislava and raised in Canada, Ingrid has produced fifteen feature films with premieres at TIFF, Rotterdam, Locarno,Slamdance, Whistler, Rome, Hot Docs, Karlovy Vary, Busan and MoMA in New York. She has received retrospectives of her work at the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, Canada) andFEMCine(Santiago, Chile). She has been the recipient of the WIFTS International Visionary Award, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for ‘Best Director’, and the Jay Scott Prize presented by the Toronto Film Critics Association. A member of the Directors Guild of Canada and participant in theinaugural TIFF Studio, Berlinale Talents, and Rotterdam Producer’s Lab, Ingrid has been a mentor at the Canadian Film Centre and Screenwriter-in-Residence at the University of Toronto.
An advocate for gender parity, Ingrid launched thepUNKFilms Femmes Lab in 2014 to foster narrative feature films written and directed by Canadian women, sponsored by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. Currently, she is working on a collaborative feature film and web-based project, created in context of the COVID-19 pandemic entitled- ONE(NINE) – to premiere 2021.
Jorge de Oliveirais a student lab assistant for the Public Visualization Lab. Born in Brazil and moved to Toronto in 2006 and has developed a love for technology and creative arts. Jorge graduated from Mechanical Engineering Technology at George Brown College and worked in the field of Mechanical testing and architectural drafting before joining York in 2018. Jorge de Oliveira is currently in his second year in the Digital Media program with specialization in Game Arts at York University.
About the Sensorium Seminar Series
The seriesaims to foster interconnectivity between faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars and artists within the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Initiated in January 2020, the series providesaspace for Sensorium community members to discuss ongoing research projects,ideasand initiatives.The casual, lunch time seminar series facilitatesvariety presentations, pitch sessions, topical discussions, invited speakers and external associations or organizations looking to interface with our community and share their work.Though we are currently unable to meet in the Sensorium Research Loft, we are excited to announce the series will be taking place virtually throughout theremainderof 2020 and into 2021.