Media City Film Festival proudly announces the launch of its inaugural Chrysalis Fellowship. The Chrysalis Fellowship is a platform designed to support artists in the production of new films and related experimental forms, supporting adventurous moving image artists from across Canada and around the world. This new program will focus on commission and creation projects, exhibitions, publishing ventures and the dissemination of new work.

The Chrysalis Fellowship builds on Media City Film Festival’s successful activities in film production with previously commissioned works and creation projects featuring artists Ephram Asili, Kevin Jerome Everson, Daïchi Saïto, Julie Murray, Fern Silva, and many others.

The Chrysalis Fellowship will deepen Media City Film Festival’s relationships with artists and presenters worldwide. Collective work and mutual support are at the core of this new initiative. We’re thrilled to announce the first official fellows for 2019-2020. Additional artists will be added to the roster in 2020 periodically.

Media City Film Festival’s 2019/2020 Chrysalis Fellows:

• Ben Rivers (UK)
• Christopher Harris (USA)
• Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga)
• Ana Vaz (Brazil)
• Parastoo Anoushahpour (Iran/Canada)
• Faraz Anoushahpour (Iran/Canada)
• Ryan Ferko (Canada)
• Colectivo Los Ingravidas (Mexico)
• Nazli Dinçel (Turkey/USA)
• Karimah Ashadu (Nigeria/UK)
• Christopher McNamara (Canada)
• Chris Kennedy (Canada)


Please check back for exciting updates about screenings, exhibitions, and new projects as Media City Film Festival plans for a greatly expanded 25th-anniversary edition slated for fall 2020. **Special thanks to Almudena Escobar López, Emma Piper Burket and Greg de Cuir Jr. for their generous assistance making this program possible.**

MCFF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Knight Arts Foundation, and the City of Windsor’s Arts Culture and Heritage Fund. Thank you to our donors, members, supporters, additional funders and volunteers.