The One-Minute Self-Portrait workshop is an outreach initiative of the Bi Arts Festival. We offer members of the bisexual, pansexual, two-spirit, fluid, polysexual ace/biromantic, queer/bi+ and other non-monosexual communities who have little or no filmmaking experience with the opportunity to create their first one‐minute short video. Shoot with your personal smartphone, iPad, webcam or camera, or use found footage. Add poetry, narration, music or keep it silent! Experiment, play, be bold and share your story. Films will screen as part of the Bi Arts Festival’s FILM & VIDEO SHOWCASE, on Wednesday September 19th, 9PM at Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Avenue.
Send an email with a short bio to - firstname.lastname@example.org - deadline Wednesday Sept 5th, 5pm
Jaene F. Castrillon is a film based interdisciplinary (literary, media, visual, performance) artist that explores her relationship to the world through various spiritual teachings and the wisdom of the land. As a 1st generation settler to Turtle Island and Tkaronto, she is a mixed race (indigenous Colombian/Hong Kong Chinese) queer woman of colour living with disabilities (psychiatric/physical/cognitive), her arts practice combines art, activism and spirituality to open a dialogue on preconceived notions of wellness and illness. Jaene believes in sharing the brilliance and the heartbreak of living a life less ordinary.
Catherine Jones is a filmmaker, photographer and collage artist. Past projects include a collection of wearable art for "Mad Couture," shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2012), a retelling of The Red Shoes for "Beneath the Surface," a virtual exhibit for TTC commuters, and “The Ship of Fools,” (2017) a series of handbuilt collaged ceramic boats created in residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary. Her short films “My Bones Bleached White,” “1974” and “The Butterfly Collector” have screened at the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival. She is the founder of the Bi Arts Festival.