Join us on Thursday May 16th, 2019 at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for the final event in our Ontario Tour of the Documentary Futurism short-film program. Over the last 8 months we’ve had 7 amazing screenings all across Ontario. We would like to thank our presenting partners Pleasure Dome, RiVAL, SAW Video, Junction North Film Festival, OPIRG York, and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for helping us bring this ground-breaking, thought-provoking and vital work to Ontario audiences. In all the films were seen by over 350 Ontarians. Naturally, we would like to thank also the filmmakers for their amazing work. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Ontario Council for the Arts in making this possible.
Watch the exhilarating new trailer celebrating the breadth of fearless and visionary work produced by our commissioned Documentary Futurism filmmakers. Coming soon to a theatre near you!
On Thursday September 13th Cinema Politica Co-Founder and Programming Director Ezra Winton alongside Documentary Futurism Project Coordinator James Goddard were guests on CBC’s Homerun a local current events program for Montréalers. You can listen to the whole interview here!
On Thursday September 13th, 2018 join us for the launch of the Documentary Futurism programme of 15 cutting-edge, genre-setting films.
Documentary Futurism takes inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, and the 15 films inaugurate a new genre which blends documentary tropes with the speculative arts. Hailing from diverse communities all across the country, the films cover a wide-range of topics from queer sexuality to decolonization to living with mental health issues, and each filmmaking team brings an innovative and distinctive approach to documenting that which is yet to occur.
The shorts program will last approximately 3 hours and include a 15 minute intermission.
The screening will be held at Cinématheque Québecoise and tickets can be purchased in-person at their box office.
And on Saturday September 15th, 2018 join us to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cinema Politica and the launch of our new project The Next 150 :: Documentary Futurism. To hell with sweet sixteen, bring on feisty fifteen!
Co-presented by Cultures du témoignage / Testimonial Cultures. This event will feature performances by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN and Eliza Kavtion followed by a DJ set from BBBy. Hosted by Jordan Arseneault. We're also overjoyed to welcome extra-special honourary guests and legends of Indigenous doc cinema Alanis Obomsawin and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.
Doors at 9pm. Admission is by donation ($5-15 suggested). Agora Hydro-Québec (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy) is wheelchair accessible.
CP is thrilled to launch a new audio series that gives listeners a unique insight into the dynamic and engaged filmmaking process behind The Next 150—Documentary Futurism projects.
Artist, futurist and activist James Goddard joins the CP team.
On Sunday, November 19, at 5PM, join Cinema Politica Network and The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore for an exceptional evening with award-winning Afrofuturist, sci-fi and fantasy author Nalo Hopkinson (!).
Three exceptional artists will select 15 winning proposals that will imagine the beginnings of a new genre through innovation and experimentation, and will lay the foundation for future work.