WNDX Festival of Moving Image is back for it's 17th year!
WNDX Festival of Moving Image launches Wednesday night; running through Sunday, October 9th at Artspace and the Manitoba Museum Auditorium. In-person admission is available at a pay-what-you-can rate, and all of our screenings (with the exception of One Take Super 8) are available to be streamed worldwide for free via our website (wndx.org).
This year we will be starting off as usual with the much-beloved One Take Super 8 Screening, showcasing work from filmmakers across the spectrum of experience who have submitted a range of one-take shorts shot on analogue film. This screening is a première event for the audience and filmmakers alike and is always a magical sight to encounter!
From there, the following days will include Open Call shorts gathered from filmmakers across the globe, and our Feature of Sharlene Bamboat’s From Every Tongue it Drips, paired with Mohammadreza Farzad’s Subtotals, a duo exploring themes of personal experience, identity and otherness.
Following those, we will show the Pamila Matharu retrospective: works which probe the concepts of youth culture, community, and inter-generational connectivity. This programming will be followed by a Q&A.
The Queer City Cinema shorts program, compiled of seven works from queer filmmakers explores the transactions between private and public life, and the possibilities for creating new space for empowerment and resolution; also followed by a Q&A.
The last two screenings of the festival are Orfeus21: a queer, retro-futurist retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus; steeped in ideological struggle and culture wars, and The Sound We See: a project initiated and completed during the week of the festival; designed to capture a contemporary portrait of the city of Winnipeg, with the help of our city’s citizens.
We’ll wind down the week with a moonstruck all-ages dance party both Saturday and Sunday nights at Artspace’s The Output. For there is no better way to say goodbye to a fantastic time and delightful friends than there is with a little break to boogie down!
This year’s festival will be a dry event, with non-alcoholic beers and beverages available for the duration of the festival (excluding opening night) at a pay-what-you-can cost.
Please join us at the 17th edition of the WNDX Festival of Moving Image this week! We are excited to share this year’s programming with everyone, and hope to see you, either in person or online.
The Manitoba Museum Auditorium is accessible using the main entrance of the venue, and access info for Artspace can be found at https://art-space.ca/accessibility-info/.