Mobile Frames is an international filmmaker-in-residence series that invites emerging and established artists from around the world to create new films in the border region of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The program facilitates and promotes the work of artist filmmakers while training area residents in the techniques and applications of artistic film production.

Mobile Frames encourages the development of new relationships between visiting filmmakers and community members, building collaborative partnerships between organizations on both sides of the border and around the world through international distribution activities.

Mobile Frames offers free public programming including hands-on film workshops, exploratory bike tours, screenings, lectures, and exhibitions. In addition to its activities in Windsor-Detroit, the project has recently expanded to facilitate mobile residencies and commission projects in various countries around the world.

Programs are presented by Media City Film Festival with a rotating roster of local and international partners, and is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Media City Film Festival acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and Windsor’s Arts Culture and Heritage Fund.




Nicky Hamlyn

APRIL 9 – MAY 27, 2012 Nicky Hamlyn studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. From 1979-1981 he was workshop organizer at the London Filmmaker’s Cooperative, where he co-founded the magazine Undercut. He is currently professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, Kent and visiting lecturer at the Royal […]
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Daïchi Saïto

JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 19, 2014 Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto studied literature and philosophy in the USA and Hindi and Sanskrit in India. He now lives in Montréal where he is a co-founder of Double Negative, an artist’s collective dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema. Saïto’s work has been widely exhibited […]
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Kevin Everson

JUNE 2 – JULY 11, 2014 “Over the past fifteen years, Kevin Jerome Everson has created a singular body of work devoted to a personal and distinctive look at African American life. Drawing on his training as a visual artist, notably in sculpture and photography, Everson’s films build a formal relationship to his subjects […]
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Fern Silva

JULY 3 – AUGUST 14, 2014 Fern Silva is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Moving Image in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has made more than a dozen short films, experimenting with various documentary and narrative modes. His films have screened at festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, […]
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John Price

OCTOBER 2 – OCTOBER 30, 2014 John Price is an independent filmmaker from Toronto who has created experimental documentaries and diary films since 1986, employing extensive alchemical experimentation with a wide range of motion picture film emulsions and camera formats. His films have screened at numerous international festivals, including solo retrospectives at the International Film […]
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SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 6, 2014 Julie Murray studied Fine Art in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the US in 1985. She has made more than twenty-five films and digital artworks since 1986 which have been exhibited at numerous international events including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International […]
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Terra Long (Calgary AB, 1983). Studies at Concordia, and York Universities. Works in film since 2011; screenings and exhibition at Edinburgh International Film Festival, IDFA (Amsterdam), CPH DOX (Copenhagen), Anthology Film Archives (New York), International Film Festival Rotterdam, TIFF. 2016 Mobile Frames filmmaker-in-residence. Lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Ephraim Asili (Philadelphia PA, 1979). Studies at Temple University and Bard College. Working in film since 2007; screenings and exhibitions at TIFF, MoMA (New York), Milan Film Festival, “Projections” at NYFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Film-Makers’ Cooperative (New York), etc. 2016 Mobile Frames Filmmaker in Residence. Lives in Hudson, New York.

Bruce McClure (Washington DC, 1959). Studies architecture at Virginia Tech. 30+ projector performances since 1995; screenings and exhibitions at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), two editions of the Whitney Biennial (New York), etc; Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). 2016 Mobile Frames Filmmaker in residence. Lives in Brooklyn, New York.