Director Kami Chisholm on the set of

Filmmaker Kami Chisholm on the set of “The Insomniacs.” Photo by Ellen Shaylor.

Altcinema is the production company for independent filmmaker, video artist, media activist and curator Kami Chisholm.

Chisholm has been making films for more than 20 years, since beginning her BA in Film Production and English from Loyola Marymount University. She also holds a PhD in History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA in Film Production from York University. Chisholm has made more than a dozen films that have screened at festivals, universities, and events worldwide, including “The Well” (Indiepix, 2015), “The Insomniacs” (Wolfe Video, 2008) and FtF: Female to Femme (Frameline Distribution, 2006). Her most recent documentary, Pride Denied (Media Education Foundation and Vtape, 2016), explores topics such as homonationalism and pinkwashing in the context of the 2014 World Pride festival in Toronto.

Chisholm is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Queer Film Festival and sits on the board of the Pleasure Dome collective. In the the 2015-16 academic year, Chisholm was an Artist in Residence at Osgoode Law School at York University, where she began working on the feature documentary Citizen.

Originally from the US, Chisholm is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

 

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