New Toronto Works 2024

Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the 2024 edition of our pride and joy—New Toronto Works. This annual screening is highly-anticipated and for good reason: when else do you have the opportunity to spend an evening relishing in brand new work made in the past year by artists from Toronto and the GTA? The screening will be followed by an in-person roundtable and Q&A with the artists.

Part of Fall 2024

Jonni Peppers: WASTELAND, a film in five parts

Pleasure Dome is pleased to present the Toronto premiere of non-binary artist Jonni Peppers’s five-part film WASTELAND. Created while Peppers was a student in experimental animation at CalArts, the film explores takes up  isolation, mental illness, and the subjective perceptions of reality in the context of the 2020s. Guest curated by programming committee members Justyne Benico and Jacob Crepeault.

Part of Spring 2024

The Transfiguration International Film Festival

Pleasure Dome is excited to present The Transfiguration International Film Festival. This traveling international film festival showcases an eclectic range of experimental shorts. Programmed by Jonni Peppers, this festival is artist-driven, audience-minded, and playful in its approach, with an awards ceremony taking place at the end of each iteration. For the Toronto screening, we are thrilled to announce Métis filmmaker Terril Lee Calder and animator Aaron Long will be joining us as our jurors! Be sure to place your vote for the audience choice awards. You don’t want to miss this fun marathon of an evening.

Part of Spring 2024

Juma Pariri: Pe ataju jumali (Ar Quente)

Pleasure Dome is pleased to co-present the Toronto screening of Juma Pariri’s film Pe ataju jumali/Hot Air (Ar Quente). This is the Canadian premiere of the Indigenous artist’s experimental short film. This event is presented in partnership with OCAD Graduate Studies and York University’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, the Centre for Feminist Research, and the Hemispheric Encounters Network. Reception with Juma Pariri to follow.

Part of Fall 2023

Touching Nature Touching You

This online program features ten new works by media artists and filmmakers working across Canada and internationally, including Iran, Mexico, Egypt, Croatia, the US, and the Netherlands. With works ripe with both humor and the vagaries of frustration and grief, this screening invites audiences to reflect on the nuances of “nature,” changing environmental and social ecosystems, and the relationships between ourselves and others—both beings and materials.

Part of Fall 2023, Uncategorized

New Toronto Works 2023

Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the 2023 iteration of our highly-anticipated annual screening series “New Toronto Works,” which will return to an in-person screening this fall for the first time since before the pandemic! Please join us in viewing ten new works made in the past year by artists and filmmakers who are based in the Greater Toronto Area. A number of the artists will be present at the screening and will take part in a post-screening Q&A.

Part of Fall 2023

Trâm Anh Nguyen, Hoa, 14:25, 2023

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Call for Submissions: New Toronto Works 2024

Pleasure Dome now welcomes submissions for New Toronto Works 2024. The artist must be based in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area, and the work (experimental film and moving-image work) must have been made in the last 12 months (no earlier than March 2023). The deadline for submissions is April 26, 2024 (11:59 pm EST).

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Pleasure Dome’s Executive Director Interviewed for Akimbo’s 25th Anniversary

Akimbo is celebrating its 25th anniversary by interviewing arts organizations in the community under a column called “Reflections.” Because Pleasure Dome was Akimbo’s very first client, we marked their first conversation in the series. Pleasure Dome’s Executive Director Lauren Fournier spoke to Terence Dick about our organization’s history and vision for the future.



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Annual General Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of PLEASURE DOME is called for and will be held ONLINE on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm (ET) via Zoom. As our membership, your vote at this meeting is vital to the health of our organization. We hope you will join us.

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Writing about Film: Creative Responses to Pleasure Dome’s Spring & Summer 2023 Screenings

We commissioned four local artists, writers, and filmmakers from our recent Digital Now e-book project, Renata Azevedo Moreira, Dhvani Ramanujam, Cody Rooney, and Fan Wu, to respond in creative ways to Pleasure Dome’s spring and summer 2023 in-person screenings. You can read their responses here.

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