Welcome to the 2022 Images Festival: Slow Edition!

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All On Screen programs are Pay What You Can. Off Screen exhibitions and Online programs are offered at no cost. If you can, please consider making a donation in place of an admission fee. Donations will go to supporting Images Festival’s artists, arts workers, and community.

On Screen
Off Screen

Do You Know Why the Waves Break?

5 May
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
Alyssa Alikpala, Laïla Mestari, Myriam Rey

Exiled at Home

2 Jun
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
Mona Hatoum, Akram Zaatari, Nahed Mansour, Atefeh Kahdemolreza, Parastoo Anoushahpour and Faraz Anoushahpour , Rehab Nazzal , Walid Ra'ad

If From Every Tongue it Drips

17 Jun
8:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Sharlene Bamboat

Green Pastures, Still Waters, and Black Rhythms: Rituals as Rest and Resistance

21 Jun
11:00 am
Roya DelSol , Kourtney Jackson, Kaya Joan, Ayo Tsalithaba, Elisha Smith-Leverock, Evan Ifekoya, Grace Channer, Tanika I. Williams

I Can Hear My Echo

23 Jun
5:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Laïla Mestari, Sara Cwynar, Heehyun Choi

Sensual Life: The Films and Videos of Kyoko Michishita

24 Jun
Le Labo
Kyoko Michishita

Leaky Gardens

25 Jun
5:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Eve Tagny, Yza Nouiga

Ferments, Family, Kinship, Home

28 Jun
11:00 am
Diana Bang, Kimberly Ho, Samuel Kiehoon Lee, E Edreva, , TJ Shin, Jamie Ross, Leo Williams, Max Horwich, Ashley Jane Lewis, Katya Rozanova, Emily Saltz

a soft landing

29 Jun
Gallery TPW
Alize Zorlutuna, Alyssa Alikpala, Erika DeFreitas, Eve Tagny, Rihab Essayh

Haptic Poetics

5 Jul
11:00 am
Maia Torp Neergaard, Naomi Pacifique, Hope Strickland, Laura Moreno Bueno, Yudhajit Basu, Hovig Hagopian

Rebellious Flesh

7 Jul
7:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Xiaolu Wang, Joie Estrella Horwitz, Min-Wei Ting, Erika DeFreitas

The Excerpts

12 Jul
11:00 am
Ali Kazimi, Bo WANG, PAN Lu

Cruel Optimism

14 Jul
7:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Alliance of the Southern Triangle (Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, Patricia Margarita Hernández, & Elite Kedan), Nicole L’Huillier, Patricia Domínguez Claro, VLM (Virginia L. Montgomery), Zeesy Powers, Tabita Rezaire

Blue I

17 Jul
12:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Derek Jarman

Blue II

17 Jul
2:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Heehyun Choi, Emily Pelstring, Serena Lee, Syd Farrington, Chelsea Phillips-Carr, Anna Hawkins, Márcio Cruz

Blind Ambition

21 Jul
7:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Hassan Khan

El Lado Quieto

23 Jul
8:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Carolina Fusilier, Miko Revereza

Images Festival

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  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Government of Canada
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Toronto Arts Council
  • Vtape
  • York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
  • 0_TD
  • Digital Arts Ressource Centre
  • The Japan Foundation
  • The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film
  • CalArts
  • Art Museum

Images Festival would like to acknowledge

The land on which we gather and organize is the territory of the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is home to many Indigenous peoples.

A territorial acknowledgement can demonstrate a coming to awareness, and provoke thought and reflection, all of which are essential in beginning to establish reciprocal relations. This acknowledgement should not function as closure, resignation, or acceptance of the structural conditions of settler colonialism that remain in effect today. The Images Festival will continue to ask what it means for us to keep open a spirit of sustained inquiry into the complexities of our context.