Chris Kennedy
(Canada)

Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 Easton, Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based in Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06 and Pleasure Dome from 2000-06. He co-founded and co-programs Early Monthly Segments and programs TIFF Cinematheque's Wavelengths series. He is the new Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center, the La Plata Semana del Film Experimental and the Pacific Film Archive. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium's materiality in a contemporary context.

Filmography
4x8x3
2004
Jane’s Window
2005
Memo to Pic Desk
2006
Lombard
2007
acrobat, the
2007
Tape Film
2007
Simultaneous Contrast
2008
Tamalpais
2009
Gladstone
2009
lay claim to an island
2009
Schuh Schnell Service
2009-2011
Genesee
2011
349 (for Sol LeWitt)
2011
Towards a Vanishing Point
2012
Phantoms
2012
Brimstone Line
2013
Watching the Detectives
2017

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