Opening night: Spotted Fawn Productions
Friday, September 14, 7:30 PM
J.A. de Sève Theater,1400 Blvd Maisonneuve W, Montreal, H3G 1M8 - Concordia University
Amanda Strong is an Indigenous (Michif) interdisciplinary artist with a focus on filmmaking, stop motion animations and media art. She is the owner/director/producer of Spotted Fawn Productions Inc (SFP) based on unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver, BC. Under her direction SFP utilizes a multi-layered approach and unconventional methods that are centered in collaboration on all aspects of their work.
Strong's work is fiercely process-driven and takes form in various mediums such as: virtual reality, stop motion, 2D/3D animation, gallery/museum installations, published books and community-activated projects. With a cross-discipline focus, common themes of her work are reclamation of Indigenous histories, lineage, language and culture. Her films have screened across the globe, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Strong and her team at Spotted Fawn Productions Inc. are currently working on the research and development of bringing these works into more interactive spaces. Her most recent short Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes) will have its Quebec premiere during the Festival and be presented as part of our independent short films competition. She is currently working on a virtual reality project called Wheetago War.
Amanda will reveal her artistic approach during her master class!
The festival’s opening night includes refreshments and desserts at the end of the presentation and the Festival’s official launch.
Amanda Strong (Vancouver, Canada)
Strong received a BAA in Interpretative Illustration and a Diploma in Applied Photography from the Sheridan Institute.
Most recently she was selected by renowned filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin to receive $50,000 in post-services through the Clyde Gilmour Technicolour Award.
In 2016 she received the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Awards for Emerging Film and Media Artist.
In 2013, Amanda was the recipient of K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Film and Video.
She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, BC Arts Council and the NFB.
Get your ticket on site: J.A. de Sève Theater, 1400 Blvd Maisonneuve W, H3G 1M8
Ticket: $10 - Adult / $ 5 - 12 and under
Crédits photo: MOMAKIN
With the financial support of the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology)
About the artist:
Four Faces of the Moon - 2016
How to Steel a Canoe - 2016
Photo credit : SFP