By Tonya Tagoona, IAYI Intern
On Friday, December 2, 2016, the 4th International Cellphilm Festival “Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands, & Media” took place at the McGill Education Building in Montreal, Canada. Basically, a cellphilm is integrating mobile phone technology into participatory visual research and activism. At the festival, there were 11 videos shown and each video was between 60-90 seconds long. Our invited guest speakers at the Cellphilm Festival were Ying-Syuan Huang and Professor Lisa Starr. Ying-Syuan shared her experiences using cellphilms with pre-service science teachers at McGill. Professor Lisa Starr presented on the use of cellphilms in exploring and exposing gender inequity in Ethiopia. Although all 11 videos were great, there could be only 3 winners with a honourable mention. The honourable mention went to Can I Help You? by Kelly Loi and Jorge Antonio Vallejos. Are You Watching? A Cellphilm about Consent & Surveillance by Nick Sabo & Sarah Sabo came in third. The Day After by Nicole Boudreau & Marc Bragdon came in second and finally, the first place winner for the 4th International Cellphilm Festival went to Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands & Media by Munira Sitotaw & Yohannus Gebru. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for those who came and joined the festival.
Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands & Media
The Day After
Are You Watching? A Cellphilm about Consent and Surveillance
Can I Help You?
Photos by Felicia Tugak, IAYI Intern