Chris Kennedy

Memo to Pic Desk

by Chris Kennedy and Anna van der Meulen
6.5 minutes, 16mm, b&w, sound, 2006

An idiosyncratic look at staging in news photography, using materials from the archives of a Toronto daily. Moral codes, delinquency and autonomy are pulled into an altered coherence, as vintage photos are examined next to their type-written paper trail. Financial assistance provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

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First Prize, 26th Black Maria Film & Video Festival), New Jersey, February 2, 2007
Best Experimental Short Film, Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Oct 10th-14th 2007

Selected Screenings:
Wavelengths, Toronto International Film Festival, September 7-16, 2006
25th Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 23-29 October 2006
5th Starting from Scratch Festival, Amsterdam, February 16-18, 2007
29th Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois, February 23-May 4, 2007
35th Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 20-25. 2007
50th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26 –May 10, 2007
2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival, September 7-10, 2007, Austrailia
11th MadCat Women’s International Film Festival, San Francisco, September 11-26, ,2007
10th Antimatter Underground Film Festival September 21-29, 2007 Victoria, BC
17th Madrid Experimental Cinema Week, November 16-23, 2007
Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, MS, February 7-10, 2008
The 16th $100 Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta, March 13-15, 2008
New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, March 15, 2008
5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, 25-30 March, 2008
2008 Iowa City International Documentary Festival, April 3-5, 2008
“Essay on Camerawork”, San Francisco Cinematheque, April 20, 2008
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, May 1-3, 2008
Stem Cell: Subterranean Edmonton Media Arts Festival, February 11-14, 2010
Strange Beauty Film Festival, Durham, NC, January 24-26, 2013