2023 Festival Team
Artistic Director/Lead Organizer
Administrative Coordinator/ Bookkeeping
Philippa von Ziegenweidt
Merry Ellen Scully Mosna, Cristina Naccarato, Douglas McLaren
Oona Mosna, Cristina Naccarato, Sophie Cavoulacos, Joanna Raczynska, Madeleine Molyneaux
Full Aperture Systems, James Bond
Lead Festival Technicians
James Bond, Travis Bird, Joaquin de la Puente
International Program & Lead Curator
International Screening Committee / Pre-Screeners / Advisors
Jeremy Rigsby (lead pre-screener), Aaron Glasser, Sophie Cavoulacos, Madeleine Molyneaux, Greg de Cuir Jr.
Opening Night Organizers
Oona Mosna, Greg Baise, Rebecca Mazzei, Forest Juziuk, Aaron Glasser, Brandon Walley, Larry Baranski, and staff at DIA/DFT
Moonshine Exhibition Curators
Greg de Cuir Jr. and Oona Mosna
Regional Engagement Committee
Aaron Glasser, Czarina Mendoza, Garth Jackson, Brandon Walley
Guest Services Coordinator
Venue Logistics Coordinator
Merry Ellen Scully Mosna
Capitol Theatre Staff
Gayle Allen, Julia Galli, Jeremy Klaver, Tom Savage, Sheila Wisdom, and team
Marc Ngui with assistance from Stephen Hargreaves
Website Design & Development
Spellerberg Associates: Marty Spellerberg, Alex Wen, Jennifer Moore
Three Fold Press Detroit (MCFF Sister Institution)
Rebecca Mazzei (Managing Editor), Oona Mosna (Film Editor)
2023 Board of Directors
Board Members at Large
Sophie Cavoulacos, Aaron Glasser, Joanna Raczynska, Madeleine Molyneaux, Rebecca Mazzei, Forest Juziuk, Roxanne Qussem, Frances Barber
Deirdre Logue, Britta Poisson, Christopher McNamara, Kim Truchan, Dermot Wilson, and the Venus Boys
Media City Film Festival
309 Chatham Street West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 5M8
+1 519 973 9368
(Legal name: House of Toast Film & Video Collective)
Allied Media Projects
Tax-deductible receipts for all American donations made to MCFF can be made here
Canadian donations to MCFF can be made here
Katherine Driscoll at Archive Simone Leigh (New York); Carmen Accaputo at Cineteca di Bologna; Brittni Collins at Ja’Tovia Gary Studio (Dallas); Brian Belovarac at Janus Films (New York); Dietmar Schwärzler, Gerald Weber, Daniela Zahlner, and Jonida Laçi at Sixpack Film (Vienna); Miguel Armas and Mariya Nikiforova at Light Cone (Paris); John Klacsmann at Anthology Film Archives (New York); Mark Toscano at Academy Film Archive (Hollywood); Christina Wimmer and Jonas Schenk at Galerie Gisela Capitain (Cologne); David Lebrun and Rosey Guthrie (San Francisco); Ryan Krivoshey and Kazu Watanabe at Grasshopper Film (New York); Diana Kluge at Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin); Steve Polta at San Francisco Cinematheque; Emir West at Sky Hopinka Studio; Angelika Ramlow at Arsenal (Berlin); Ben Balcom at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Dylan Lustrin at neugerriemschneider (Berlin); Gene Speers, Jesse Brossoit and Winsor Ytterock at CFMDC (Toronto); Serge Abiaad at La Distributrice de films (Montréal); Seth Mitter and Brett Kashmere at Canyon Cinema (San Francisco); Annouchka de Andrade (Paris); Yasmina Price (New York); Tara Merenda Nelson at Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester); Sanne Jehoul at Square Eyes Film (Vienna); Chris Kennedy and Renata Mohamed at LIFT (Toronto); Elida Schogt and staff at Media Arts Network of Ontario; Mark Haslam and Barbara Gilbert at the Ontario Arts Council; Almudena Escobar López (Toronto); Herb Shellenberger (Bethlehem, PA); Parastoo Anoushapour (Toronto); and all of our valued partners and supporters in the Windsor-Detroit area: Leila Abdelrazaq and A’leetzia Burns at Allied Media; Debi Croucher at Indaba Marketing; Julia Galli, Tom Savage, Sheila Wisdom, and Gayle Allen at the Capitol Theatre; Jeremy Klaver at the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; Larry Baranski and staff at the Detroit Film Theatre; Fabio Costante at City of Windsor; Kylie Young and Becky at the Little Petal Flower Truck; Jordan Beaumier at Four Points Sheraton; Brian Yeomans at FHC Hotels & Resorts Inc; Tom Lucier, Joe O’Brien, and staff at Phog Lounge; Jennifer Matotek, Emily McKibbon, Stephen Nilsson, Spencer Montcalm, Tom Primeau, Beneau Plancher, Julie Rae Tucker, Nicole McCabe, Sean Chooti, Muriel Kahwagi, and Nadja Pelkey at Art Windsor-Essex; Cassandra Getty at Museum London; Teajai Travis and Stephen Mueller at Artcite Inc; Vivian I. at dream hampton studio; Alejandro Tamayo and Maria Mediratta at Arts Council Windsor and Region; Gordon Orr, Lynnette Bain, and Lionel Kernerman at Tourism Windsor-Essex Pelee Island; Walter Petrichyn and Lix Sellick at CJAM 91.5 FM; Stephanie Barnhard at Windsor Endowment for the Arts; Kyle Asquith, Garth Rennie, Mary Popovich, Martin Deck, and Dean Carson at the University of Windsor; Josh Gardner at Cinema Lamont; Jason Hulce at Klever Design; Andrea Slavik, Gustave Morin, Jenny Kimmerly, and Board at Common Ground Gallery; Julia Yezbick and Benjamin Gaydos at Mothlight Microcinema; Kristen Gallerneaux and staff at Henry Ford Museum; David Cyrenne at Caesars Windsor; Mary-Jo Sullivan at the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Lori and Paul Kimmerly at Standard Printing; Darleen Service at All Star Gaming Centre; Sid Pandaya; Danielle Bowers; Tony Mosna; Liam Mosna; Peg Dorner; Greg Czuchnowsky; Bernard Helling; Kevin De Salliers; Regis Tellier; Jenny Bailey; Xander Sharma; Valentina Void; the House of Toast Film & Video Collective founders Deirdre Logue, Christopher McNamara, Britta Poisson, Kim Truchan, Dermot Wilson, and the original Venus Boys; all past and current board and committee members; and all of MCFF’s invaluable volunteers. And all those whose names were not available at press time. We appreciate you!
Media City Film Festival is a presentation of the House of Toast Film & Video Collective with assistance from Allied Media Projects (Detroit). The 26th edition is made possible with generous financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and All Star Gaming Centre. Additional sponsorship and in-kind support from Acción Cultural Española, Art Windsor-Essex, Common Ground Art Gallery, Full Aperture Systems, and the Detroit Film Theatre. Thank you also to members, donors, sponsors, presenting partner organizations, volunteers, and audience members.
Festival dedicated to Michael Snow (1928–2023); and Nova Faxon Kimmerly Morin (b. 2017), Windsor’s greatest cinephile!
Media City Film Festival’s offices and its presenting venues are situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, the Potawatomi, and the Ojibwe peoples. We further recognize the stewardship and presence of the Erie and the Huron-Wendat who have also called this land their home.
We unequivocally condemn the structural violence of settler colonialism and encourage every global citizen and human ally to listen, stand, and act with all Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. We demand an end to cultural genocide, colonial oppression, racism, and discrimination, in service of humanity and the preservation of planet Earth.