Curriculum Vitae

Kami Chisholm
b. 1974, USA
www.altcinema.com

Education

  • MFA in Film Production | York University | 2015
  • PhD in History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies | Univ. of California, Santa Cruz | 2007
  • BA in English and Film Production (Magna Cum Laude) | Loyola Marymount University | 1996

Selected Works

  • Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics | documentary, color HD, 62:00 | Media Education Foundation and Vtape | 2016
  • bodies and pleasures | experimental video and dual channel installation, color HD, 12:39 | Vtape | 2015
  • Corrupt | experimental video and installation, color HD, 4:30 | forthcoming from Vtape | 2015
  • The Well | experimental fiction, color HD, 14:26 | Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and Indiepix | 2015
  • Overpass | experimental essay documentary, color HD, 4:57 | Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre | 2014
  • The Insomniacs | narrative short, Super 16mm color film, 11:00 | Wolfe Video | 2008
  • Street Haunting | experimental, 16mm b/w film, 6:00 | 2007
  • FtF: Female to Femme (with Elizabeth Stark) | documentary, digital video, 48:00 | Frameline Distribution | 2006

Selected Residencies, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Artist in Residence | Osgoode Law School, York University | 2015-2016
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship | York University | 2014-2015
  • Universal Studios Canada Graduate Production Scholarship | York University | 2014
  • Feminist Studies Dissertation Fellowship | UC Santa Cruz | 2004
  • Hayman Fellowship | UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | 2002
  • Presidential Scholarship | Loyola Marymount University | 1992-1996
  • Edgar D. Cahn Memorial Scholarship | Loyola Marymount University | 1993-1996
  • Rev. Alfred J. Kilp Memorial Scholarship | Loyola Marymount University | 1994-1996
  • Women in Communications Scholarship | Women in Communications, Inc. | 1995-1996
  • Eugene Escallier Foreign Travel Grant | Loyola Marymount University | 1996

Selected Screenings and Exhibitions

2016

  • Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento | Overpass | Brazil, November
  • Central European University | Pride Denied | Budapest (Hungary), October
  • Antimatter | Overpass | Victoria (BC), October
  • Mix Copenhagen | Pride Denied | Copenhagen (Denmark), October  – Lili Award Special Mention
  • Mount Saint Vincent University | Pride Denied | Halifax (NS), September
  • Mount Allison University | Pride Denied | Sackville (NB), September
  • Toronto Queer Film Festival | Pride Denied | Toronto, June
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival | Pride Denied | Santa Cruz (CA), June
  • Queer Arts Festival | Trigger Warning: *rape | Vancouver (BC), June
  • Inside Out | Diary of a Feminist Pornographer |  Toronto, May
  • Spectacle Theatre | Overpass | New York, May
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival | FtF: Female to Femme | Sweden, April
  • Experiments in Cinema | Corrupt | Albuquerque (NM), April
  • BFI Flare | bodies and pleasures | London, March
  • Essay Film Festival | Overpass | London, March
  • Trinity Square Video | Overpass | Toronto, March
  • Reelout | The Well | Kingston (ON), February
  • Festival of (In)appropriation | Overpass | Los Angeles, February

2015

  • American Studies Association Annual Meeting | Pride Denied | Toronto, October
  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Glasgow (Scotland), September
  • Festival of (In)appropriation | Overpass | Los Angeles, February

2014

  • Imagining Crisis Conference, York University | Overpass | Toronto, November
  • Femme Hive Conference | FtF: Female to Femme | Berlin  (Germany), October 2014
  • New Toronto Works, Pleasure Dome | Overpass | Toronto, October

2013

  • BRAZEN: Sexual Stigma Overcome, Project Gallery | Trigger Warning: *rape | Toronto, December
  • Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures conference, UC San Diego | The Insomniacs | San Diego, April

2012

  • Pitchwise | FtF: Female to Femme | Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 2012
  • London Lesbian Film Festival | The Insomniacs | London (ON), March
  • University of Marburg  | FtF: Female to Femme | Marburg (Germany), February 2012

2009

  • Torino LGBT Film Festival | The Insomniacs | Torino (Italy), April
  • McGill University  | FtF: Female to Femme | Montreal, February

2008

  • film.days | The Insomniacs | Graz (Austria), November
  • Queersicht | The Insomniacs | Bern (Swizterland), November
  • Image+Nation | The Insomniacs | Montreal, November
  • Clip Tampa | The Insomniacs | Tampa (FL), October
  • Reel Affirmations | The Insomniacs | Washington D.C., October
  • Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival | The Insomniacs | Hamburg (Germany), October
  • Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival | The Insomniacs | Milwaukee (WI), September
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | The Insomniacs | August
  • Dublin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Dublin (Ireland), August
  • Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | The Insomniacs | Los Angeles, July
  • Newfest: The New York LGBT Film Festival | The Insomniacs | New York, June
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival | The Insomniacs | Milan (Italy), June
  • National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference | FtF: Female to Femme | June
  • Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | The Insomniacs | Boston, May
  • Cinepride: The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Nantes | FtF: Female to Femme | Nantes (France), May
  • BFI London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | The Insomniacs | London (England), April

2007

  • Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Paris (France), November
  • University of California, Santa Cruz | FtF: Female to Femme | Santa Cruz, November
  • Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Chicago, November
  • California College of the Arts | FtF: Female to Femme and The Insomniacs | San Francisco, November
  • Out on Film: Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Atlanta (GA), October
  • Stockholm Queer Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Stockholm (Sweden), October
  • Cornell University, LGB Studies | FtF: Female to Femme | Ithaca (NY), October
  • Queervolution, Queens Museum of Art | FtF: Female to Femme | Queens (NY), September
  • Cinemarosa | FtF: Female to Femme | Queens (NY), September
  • Split Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Split (Croatia), September
  • Out on Screen: The 19th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Vancouver, August
  • Brisbane Queer Film Festival| FtF: Female to Femme and Seven Questions about Desire | Brisbane (Australia), July
  • Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Los Angeles, July
  • Outtakes: A Reel Queer Film Festival| FtF: Female to Femme | Aukland (New Zealand), June
  • Newfest: The New York LGBT Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | New York City, June
  • Frameline31: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival | Street Haunting | San Francisco, June
  • Budapest Pride | FtF: Female to Femme and Seven Questions about Desire | Budapest (Hungary), June
  • University of California, Davis, Queer Research Cluster | FtF: Female to Femme | Davis (CA), May
  • Boston Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival| FtF: Female to Femme | Boston, May
  • BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | London (England), April
  • Austin Woman’s Film, Music & Literary Festival (“Best of the Fest” finalist) | Seven Questions about Desire | Austin (TX), April
  • Rutgers University, Department of Women & Gender Studies | FtF: Female to Femme | New Brunswick (NJ), March

2006

  • University of Arizona | FtF: Female to Femme | Tuscon (AZ), December
  • Queer as Film | FtF: Female to Femme | Boise (ID), October
  • aGLIFF: The 19th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | Austin (TX), October
  • Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival | Seven Questions about Desire | Philadelphia, July
  • Frameline30: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival | FtF: Female to Femme | San Francisco, June
  • Mix Mexico Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | February

2005

  • Out on Film | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | Atlanta (GA), November
  • Mix Brazil Film and Video Festival of Sexual Diversity | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | November
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | Seattle (WA), October
  • Outfest: The Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Film Festival | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | Los Angeles, July
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival | Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | San Francisco, June

Broadcast Screenings

  • The Click List: Best in Short Film | The Insomniacs | MTV/Logo | 2009

DVD Compilations

  • She Likes Girls 3 | The Insomniacs | Wolfe Video | 2009

Performance

  • Bambitchell, Border Sounds | video and sound installation, Art Gallery of Windsor | 2015

Selected Permanent Collections

  • Alexander Street Press, LGBT Studies in Video (online collection)
  • Black Film Center Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • California State University, Fullerton, California
  • City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
  • Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library, Downey, California
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • New York Public Library, New York, New York
  • New York University, New York, New York
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Reed College, Portland, Oregon
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • San Diego Public Library, San Diego, California
  • San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California
  • Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, New York
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • University of California, San Diego, California
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Western University, London, Ontario
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
  • York University, Toronto, Ontario

Selected Press, Reviews, and Interviews

Curation

  • Festival Co-Director | Toronto Queer Film Festival | 2016 – present
  • Board member | Pleasure Dome Collective | 2016 – present

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Lili Award, Special Mention | Pride Denied | Mix Copenhagen | 2016
  • Best of the Fest Finalist | Seven Questions about Desire | Austin Woman’s Film, Music & Literary Festival | 2007
  • Outstanding Graduate in the Honors Program | Loyola Marymount University | 1996
  • Leonard Simon Blenkiron English Scholar (outstanding graduate in the English department) | Loyola Marymount University | 1996.