Chris KENNEDY

(1977- )
Nationality: american & canadian

Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 Easton, Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based in Toronto. He is the Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06, Pleasure Dome from 2000-06 and for TIFF Cinematheque's The Free Screen/Wavelengths from 2012-2019. He co-founded and co-programmed Early Monthly Segments from 2009 to 2018. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center, the La Plata Semana del Film Experimental and the Pacific Film Archive. His film "Watching the Detectives" won the Ken Burns Award for the Best of the Festival at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2018. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium's materiality in a contemporary context.

14 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

  BRIMSTONE LINE
2013 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 32 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  PHANTOMS
2012 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 44 €
distribution: 35mm or Digital file on server
  TOWARDS A VANISHING POINT
2012 / 8mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 8' 00 / 27 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  349 (FOR SOL LEWITT)
2011 / 2K / color / silent / single screen / 1' 00 / 9 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  GENESEE
2011 / 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
  SCHUH SCHNELL SERVICE
2009-2011 / Super 8mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 21 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  LAY CLAIM TO AN ISLAND
2009 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 45 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  TAMALPAIS
2009 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 48 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST
2008 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 30 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  THE ACROBAT
2007 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  TAPE FILM
2007 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 5' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
  MEMO TO PIC DESK
2006 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 30 / 27 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
  JANE’S WINDOW
2005 / 35mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 11' 00 / 46 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  4X8X3
2004 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server