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The Canadian Art Foundation is pleased to present our 11th-annual Reel Artists Film Festival. As North America’s only festival devoted exclusively to documentary films about visual art and artists we showcase international feature-length and short documentaries that address challenges and questions raised by artists.

This year’s selection of films takes audiences behind the scenes, as artists experiment with new concepts, materials and subjects in their practices. Issues of representation, legacy and private-versus-public are explored in these revealing and thought-provoking films. Be sure to join us for exciting interviews and panel conversations that follow many of the screenings. This additional content with famed artists, directors and art-experts is always an exciting part of the Reel Artists Film Festival programming.


Reel Artists Film Festival Team

Jacqueline Howe, Interim Executive Director and Publisher
Anna Suzuki, Program coordinator
Samara Aster, Program and Outreach Manager
Liana Schmidt, Office Manager
Angela Torchio, Marketing and Communications Manager
Ariana Ayoub, Event Manager, Opening Night
Olivia Cinqmars, Sponsorship Account Manager
Kohila Kurunathan, Online Production Manager
David Balzer, Editor
Erin Koth, Intern
Aftermodern.lab, Creative
Andrea Geddes Poole, Development Director
Richard Rhodes, Editor


Reel Artists Film Festival Opening Night Committee

Co-Chairs: Anouchka Freybe, Jennifer Kerbel Poirier, Jennen Phelan, Rundi Phelan

Amy Burstyn-Fritz, Leila Courey, Elizabeth Feld, Ronnen Harary, Rick Hiebert, Jan Innes, Adrienne Kirby, Alison Little, Jewel Logothetis, Charlotte Mickie, Brianne Price, Anusha Rajeswaran, Steven Rapkin, Tatiana Read, Pauline Rentzelos, Elisa Salvatore, Marlo Szellos, Nella Walker, Carol Weinbaum, Melanie Wilcox, Steven Wilson, Moira Wright


Canadian Art Foundation Board of Directors

Co-chairs: Kimberley Bozak, Desmond Lee
Robin T. Anthony, James Eaton, Stacy Francis, Ron Graham, Steven Harris, Jane Humphreys, Jane Irwin, Adrienne Kirby, Chris Kostopoulos, Peter Ross, Eleanor Shen, Anne Ullman


Canadian Art Foundation logo


The Reel Artists Film Festival is presented by the Canadian Art Foundation. Since its establishment in 1991, the Canadian Art Foundation has worked to advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada through many channels: by publishing Canadian Art magazine, by establishing canadianart.ca, by creating Canadian Art in tablet form and by providing educational, provocative and lively opportunities for audiences to engage with artists and their work. All our efforts are dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect with and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada.

February 19—23, 2014
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square