The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) is very excited to welcome member filmmaker and scholar, Stephen Broomer, as our inaugural Scholar In Residence. This residency will run until July 2016 and focus on the founding years of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre 1967-1975. The residency will include research, critical writing, screenings and a publication. Future residencies will continue to explore the diversity of the CFMDC collection and histories.
Call for proposals will be made in the spring of 2016.
For Information: Genne Speers, Scholar in Residence Coordinator & Operations Manager // firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Broomer (b. 1984) is a filmmaker and film preservationist. He holds a BFA in Film and Video Production, an MA in Film Studies, and a PhD in Communication & Culture, his dissertation is a study of the origins of the Canadian avant-garde film. He has given public presentations of his film restoration work at Harvard, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Pleasure Dome (Toronto), and the Canadian Film Institute. His own films have screened at Views from the Avant-Garde, TIFF Wavelengths, and the MassArt Film Society. In 2015, his films were the subject of a book of essays, The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer, edited by Scott Birdwise and Tom McSorley, and published by the Canadian Film Institute. His first book, Hamilton Babylon: A History of the McMaster Film Board, was released by University of Toronto Press in February 2016.
Image Credit: Spirits in Season (Stephen Broomer, 2012)