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Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist working in film, video and photography.

Zeghers primarily works as an experimental filmmaker, utilizing analog formats and obsolete technologies, in-camera effects, various types of animation and other experimental techniques to create his films and expanded cinema performances. Zeghers’ films have screened at festivals and venues around the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, DOXA Film Festival, and New York’s Mono No Aware. In the past year Zeghers has also toured widely with his work, performing his expanded cinema work in Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Toronto and more. His latest experimental animation Everything Turns… premiered as an expanded cinema performance at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017.

As a film programmer, Zeghers is the founder and co-director of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the Open City Cinema on-going film screening series. He is also the current Artistic Director for the Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba’s largest film festival.

Say hi : aaron.zeghers AT gmail DOT com

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Aaron Zeghers // Winnipeg, MB // p: (204) 470-6053 // e: aaron.zeghers@gmail.com

Filmography

Everything Turns… | Colour | Super 8 | 2016

* = live performance

> 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam | Rotterdam, NL *
> 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival | Ann Arbor, MI
> 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Fest | Vancouver, CA *
> 2016 Festival du nouvea cinéma | Montreal, CA
> 2017 $100 Film Festival | Calgary, CA
-Winner of “Best Super 8 Film” Award
> 2017 WNDX Festival of Moving Image | Winnipeg, MB *
> 2017 Athens Film & Video Festival | Athens, USA
> 2017 San Diego Underground Film Festival | San Diego, USA *
> 2017 Festival of Cinematic, Audio & Visual Experimentation | Minneapolis, USA *
> 2017 Hamburg Intl. Short Film Fest | Hamburg, DE
> 2017 Festival Images Contre Nature | Marseille, FR
> 2017 Microscope Gallery screening | Brooklyn, NY *
> 2017 Festival IVAHM | Madrid, ES
> 2017 Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages | Bruxelles, BE
> 2017 Moviate Film Festival | Harrisburg, PA
> 2017 Dawson City Short Film Fest | Dawson City, CA
> 2017 FRACTO Festival | Berlin, DE
> 2017 Best of the $100 Film Festival at Cineworks | Vancouver, CA
> 2017 Short Circuit | Brighton, UK
> 2017 Video! Video! Zine | Chicago, IL
> 2016 Antimatter [media art] | Victoria, CA
> 2016 Nightengale Theatre screening | Chicago, USA
> 2016 Microlights Cinema screening | Milwaukee, USA
> 2016 Cellular Cinema screening | Minneapolis, USA
> 2016 8 Fest Fundraiser screening | Toronto, CA

Holland, Man. | Colour | 16mm, Super8, Digital | Oct 2015

* = live performance

> 2015 Mono No Aware | Brooklyn, NY *
> 2015 Festival du nouveau cinéma | Montreal, QC
> 2016 DOXA Film Fest | Vancouver, BC
> 2016 Milwaukee U.F.F. | Milwaukee, WI *
---->Awarded 'Honourable Mention' by Jury
> 2016 Montreal U.F.F. | Montreal, QC
---->Awarded '2nd Place Prize' by Jury
> 2016 Dawson City Film Festival | Dawson City, YT
> 2016 Nightengale Theatre screening | Chicago, USA*
> 2016 London Ontario Media Arts Assoc. screening | London, ON*
> 2016 Cellular Cinema screening | Minneapolis, USA*
> 2016 The 8 Fest, 8x8 screening | Toronto, ON*
> 2015 Other Cinema Screening | San Francisco, USA *
> 2015 Antimatter [Media Art] | Victoria, BC *
> 2015 Echo Park Film Center Screening | L.A., USA *
> 2015 Black Hole Cinema screening | Oakland, USA *
> 2016 Flatpack Film Festival | Birmingham, UK
> 2016 Edge of Frame Programme 1 | London, UK
> 2016 Beyond the Perimeter screening | Holland, Manitoba*
> 2016 Winnipeg U.F.F. fundraiser | Winnipeg, MB

2 pour 5$ | collab. w/ Leslie Supnet & Clint Enns | Colour | Super 8 | Feb 2015
> 2015 Montreal Underground Film Fest | Montreal, QC
> 2015 Antimatter [Media Art] | Victoria, BC

Offsales | collab. w/ Leslie Supnet & Clint Enns | Colour | Super 8 | Feb 2015
> 2015 The 8 Fest | Toronto, ON

Conspiracy | 6 min | Digital Video (Selectavision) | Colour | Stereo | June 2014
> 2015 Montreal Underground Film Fest | Montreal, QC
>2015 Le Festival International des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux | Paris, France
> 2015 Flatpack Film Festival | Birmingham, UK
> 2015 WNDX Film Fest | Winnipeg, MB
>2014 Lo-fi Sci-fi screening | Other Cinema | San Francisco, CA
> 2014 Antimatter Media Art | Victoria, BC, Canada
> 2014 Transient Visions | Johnson City, NY
> 2014 Video Pool Members’ Screening | Winnipeg, MB

11 Parking Lots and One Gradual Sunset | 8:28 | Super 16mm | Colour | Stereo | March 2014
> 2015 Moving | Kyoto, Japan
> 2014 Transient Visions | Johnson City, NY
> 2014 DOXA Doc Fest | Vancouver, BC
> 2014 Winnipeg Handshake | Curated by Matt Rankin | Concorida University, Montreal, QC
> 2014 Visions Experimental Doc Series | Montreal, QC
> 2014 Tunnelvision at Architecture Fringe Fest | Winnipeg, MB

Fall 1 & 2 | 50 sec | 16mm | Colour | Silent |
> 2014 Milwaukee U.F.F. | Milwaukee, USA
> 2014 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest | Melbourne, Australia
> 2014 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest | Perth, Australia
> 2014 Strange Beauty Film Fest | Durham, NC
> 2015 Experiments in Cinema | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Living on the Edge | 3:25 | Experimental | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | Jan 2013
> 2014 Berlin Intl. Director's Lounge | Berlin
> 2014 The 8 Fest | Toronto, ON
>2013 Montreal U. F. F. | Montreal, QC
*awarded the Ex-aequo Prize
>2013 West Virginia Film Festival | Morgantown, WV
*award for best “re-vision” theme work
> 2015 Imagine Science Film Festival | New York, NY
> 2014 Club Ex screening | Korean Film Archive | Seoul, Korea
>2014 Sight Unseen Open Call | Baltimore, ML
>2014 Exuberant Politics | Iowa City Public Library
>2014 Winnipeg Handshake | Curated by Matt Rankin | Concorida University, Montreal, QC
>2013 South Texas Underground Film Fest | Corpus Christi, TX
>2013 Antimatter Media Art Festival | Victoria, BC
> 2013 Festival Images Contre Nature 2013 | Marseille, France
> 2013 Video Art Festival Miden | Kalamata, Greece
>2013 Haverhill Exp. Film Fest | Haverhill, MA, USA
>2013 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest | Melbourne, AUS
>2013 Cinematic Visions from Winnipeg, MB | Toronto, ON
>2013 Strange Beauty Film Festival | Durham, NC, USA
((in stasis)) – Blue Film 2 | 2:45 | 16mm | Colour | Sound | Dec 2013
>2013 Videoholica | Varna, Bulgaria
*awarded as a “finalist”
>2013 Videoholica Touring Program | Varna, Bulgaria
>2013 South Texas Underground Film Fest | Corpus Christi, TX
>2013 Antimatter Media Art Festival | Victoria, BC
>2013 Montreal U.F.F. | Montral, QC, CAN
>2013 Australian Int. Exp. Film Fest. | Melbourne, AUS
>2013 $100 Film Festival | Calgary, AB
>2013 Frames Per Second Screening | Plug Projects | Kansas City, MO

I See a Light | 1:30 | DV | Colour | Sound | Sept 2012
> 2014 Films from the Attic | New York, NY
> 2013 Video Art Festival Miden | Kalamata, Greece
> 2013 Square Pegs screening at Modern Fuel | Kingston, ON
> 2013 Fargo Film Festival | 2-minute Movie contest | Fargo, ND
>2012 Oblò Film Festival | Lausanne, Switzerland
>2012 Arizona Underground Film Festival | Tucson, AZ
>2012 WNDX Film Festival | Winnipeg, MB
> 2012 Cinema Minima 2012 | Chicago, IL
>2012 Gimli Film Festival | Gimli, MB
>2012 Suoni per il Popolo Festival‏ | Montreal, QC
>2012 Video Pool Meets McLuhan and Flusser Screening | Winnipeg, MB
>2012 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival | Milwaukee, WI
>2012 Montreal Underground Film Festival | Montreal, CA
>2012 TromaDance Film Festival | Long Island City, NY
>2012 Strange Beauty Film Festival | Durham, NC
>2012 Art’s Birthday Open Call | Ace Art | Winnipeg, MB
>2011 Leeds International Film Festival | Leeds, UK
>2011 Colour Out of Space Film Festival | Brighton, UK

The Story of Thomas Edison | 5:00 | Experimental Documentary | 16mm | Colour | Sound | Feb 2011
>2012 Bent Light Program (curated by Leslie Supnet) | PAVED Arts | Saskatoon, SK
>2012 Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival | Hawick, Scottish Borders, UK
>2012 Montreal Underground Film Festival | Montreal, QC
>2012 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival | Milwaukee, WI
>2012 Strange Beauty Film Festival | Durham, NC
>2011 Distilled Motion Series with Magic Lantern Cinema | Providence, RI
>2011 Distilled Motion Series with the Radon Lake Collective | Cambridge, MA
>2011 Colour Out of Space Film Festival | Brighton, UK
>2011 Flicker Spokane Film Festival | Spokane, WA
>2011 WNDX Film Festival | Winnipeg, MB
>2011 Gimli Film Festival | Winnipeg, MB

Chaos Theory | 3:20 | Experimental Narrative | Super 8 | Colour | Sound | 2011
>2011 Prairie Scene (curated by Alex Rogalski) | National Arts Centre | Ottawa, ON
>2011 The 8 Fest | Toronto, ON
>2011 Flicker Spokane Film Festival | Spokane, WA
>2011 WNDX One Take Super 8 Anniversary DVD | Winnipeg, MB

Film Programming

2013-15 | Co-Founder and Programmer | The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
2014-15 | Artistic Director | The Gimli Film Festival

2012-15 | Co-Founder and Programmer | Open City Cinema (an ongoing film screening series)
2015 | Curator of Winnipeg Handshake Series : cinematic exchanges between distant cities | OCC
2015 | Curator of Canadian Club: a 4-part series of classic Canuck cinema | Open City Cinema
2015 | Curator of Black Christmas | Open City Cinema
2014 | Curator of Cinema in Pictures | Open City Cinema + Flash Photographic Festival
2014 | Curator of Downtime by Greg Hanec | Open City Cinema
2014 | Curator of Our Nixon | Open City Cinema
2013 | Curator of Stephen Broomer vs. Toronto screening | Open City Cinema
2013 | Curator of Lines of Perspective short film program | Open City Cinema
2013 | Curator of Leviathan | Open City Cinema
2013 | Curator of Barry Doupé’s The Colours that Combine to Make White are Important | OCC
2013 | Curator of Denis Côté’s Bestiaire and Shorts | Open City Cinema
2013 | Curator of Scientific Psychedelia | The Winnipeg Folk Fest
2012 | Co-Curator of Don Hertzfeldt’s “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” | Open City Cinema
2012 | Curator of a Nuit Blanche public film exhibit outside the Winnipeg Art Gallery | Collaboration with RAW Gallery
2012 | Curator of “Human Highway” | Open City Cinema Screening
2012 | Curator of Kubasa in a Glass | Open City Cinema Screening
2012 | Curator of Spiritual Psychedelia | Winnipeg Folk Fest!
2012 | Curator of “Soda_Jerk’s Hollywood Burn and local found footage shorts” | Open City Cinema Screening at RAW Gallery
2012 | Curator of “The Selected Works of Jodie Mack” | Cineflyer

Awards
Ex-aequo Prize | Montreal Underground Film Fest | 2012
Best “Re-vision” theme film for Living on the Edge | West Virginia Short Film Fest 2013
Awarded as a "Finalist" | Videoholica | Varna, Bulgaria| 2013
Voted #1 Visual Artist | Uptown Reader’s Poll | 2012
Voted #2 Filmmaker (after Guy Maddin) | Uptown Reader's Poll | 2012

Affiliations
2012 - present | Open City Cinema Collective | Founder and Co-Director
2014-15 | The Gimli Film Fest | Programming Director
2014 | The Winnipeg Film Group | President of the Board
2011 – present | Video Pool Media Arts Centre | Producer Member