Apr 20, 2017
This year’s Busan International Short Film Festival, the first short film festival in Korea, will feature the work of Amanda Strong, who has several short films in distribution with the Winnipeg Film Group.
As part of BISFF’s Guest Country Program (this year’s guest country is Canada), three of Amanda’s short films will screen alongside and in dialogue with the work of a New Zealand filmmaker, Matthew Saville, on April 26.
Amanda is an Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop-motion director currently based out of unceded Coast Salish territories also known as Vancouver. She is the owner and director of Spotted Fawn Productions, an animation and media-based studio. A labour of love, Amanda’s productions are collaborations with a diverse and talented group of artists putting emphasis on supporting and training women and Indigenous artists.
Amanda’s work explores ideas of blood memory and Indigenous oral story. Her background in photography, illustration and media extend into her award-winning stop motion animations. Her films Indigo, Mia’, and Four Faces of the Moon challenge conventional structures of storytelling in cinema and have screened internationally, most notably at Cannes, TIFF, VIFF, and Ottawa International Animation Festival. Amanda has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the NFB. In 2013, Amanda was the recipient of the K.M. Hunger Artist Award for Film and Video, and most recently the recipient of the 2015 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Film and Media Artist.
Her films Indigo, Mia’, and Four Faces of the Moon will screen in Busan, South Korea, on Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30pm at the Busan Cinema Center. You can find out more about Amanda’s films here.
To learn more about the films in the WFG collection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-925-FILM x 103 or 105.