SAVAC is pleased to announce the 15th edition of our long-standing experimental film and video program MONITOR, which will be programmed by Faraz Anoushahpour.
MONITOR is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos that initiate dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas. For its 15th edition, we invite artists and filmmakers to submit independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. MONITOR 15 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.
Selected works will be screened throughout 2023 in Toronto, Canada and will subsequently tour nationally and internationally.
Faraz Anoushahpour is an artist, filmmaker, and programmer originally from Tehran and currently based in Toronto. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Architectural Association (London, UK), and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from OCAD University (Toronto). He was part of the programming team at Images Festival (2014-2018), and a current member of the Reassemblage Collective in Toronto. Shifting between both gallery and cinema contexts, his recent collaborative projects have been presented at the Flaherty Seminar, Berlinale, Punto De Vista International Documentary Festival, Viennale, Media City Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and others internationally.
MONITOR is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos that initiate dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas