Shannon is a first year student in the Film Preservation and Collections Management Masters program at Ryerson. Her research interests include Canadian video and performance art, which she has been exploring at the CFMDC through the digitization of artist master tapes.
Deidre is a master’s candidate in Ryerson University’s Film & Photography Preservation & Collections Management Program, class of 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Film Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During her time in Toronto, she has had the opportunity to work with both film and video here at CFMDC and at Vtape. While completing her 6-month residency for her masters program, Deidre looked at the HIV/AIDS films in the collection, focusing on how films in an artist-run collection can be continually accessed. Currently she is working with FADO Performance Art Centre to catalogue and archive their collection in the new Research Centre at The Commons in the 401 Richmond arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto.
Madison More is an aspiring filmmaker and archivist. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies and History from Trent University and is currently enrolled in the Museum Management and Curatorship program at Fleming College. While completing her internship at CFMDC, she will be researching the preservation and exhibition needs of experimental film.
Amin has a B.Sc. in Electronics and started his career as a field Engineer at Simens Company 10 years ago. When he moved to Canada he decided to pursue his old ambition in Film. He got a B.A. in Film Studies at Concordia University and a M.A. in Film Preservation at Ryerson University. He has also volunteered at the Moving Image Resource Center and the Film Society of Montreal as a Film handler. He also did an internship with the CFMDC and worked in their collection for his thesis work on the Independent Imaging Retreat (The Film Farm).
Amin’s thesis is an applied project aimed at identifying all the film produced at the Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm workshop) and that is currently held by CFMDC. The identification process including research into external sources such as filmmaker’s websites, festival journals and distribution documents. A spreadsheet was created and the CFMDC database was updated to catalogue the Film Farm collection at CFMDC. Finally, a complete condition report was provided for all the films identified in the collection. The first two chapters briefly cover the history of the Film Farm workshop and its collection at CFMDC. The third chapter discusses the process of identifying the Film Farm titles at CFMDC, and the physical inspection of the collection.