Going live for one week from October 10-17, this online program features ten works by 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.
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.
Part of Fall 2023
Join us for our second in-person screening of the year on May 23 at Small World Music Centre. Guest programmed by Clare Samuel, this screening features works Lynne Sachs, Elisa Gonzalez, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Tanya Lukin Linklater, and Hao Zhou. Curated into a screening called “Blood Ties,” each film reflects different understandings and re-imaginings of what it means to be interconnected with each other and the world around us. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with Toronto-based filmmaker Elisa Gonzalez and Brooklyn-based filmmaker Lynne Sachs. Co-presented by Pleasure Dome, the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, and Kino Rebelde.
Part of Spring 2023
Join us for our first in-person screening of the year on April 26 at Small World Centre in Toronto. Guest programmed by Jacob Crepeault, this screening features new work by 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadian artists Lina Wu, Chanelle Lajoie, Madi Piller and Sina Âwsémoon, Madeleine Scott, Trâm Anh Nguyễn, Sam Gurry, M.O. Guzman, Kym McDaniel, and Yace Sula that reflect different understandings and re-imagining of what queer liberation means today.
Part of Spring 2023
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.
Pleasure Dome welcomes submissions of experimental, time-based media work by Canadian and international artists for our 2022-2023 programming year. We have two calls for submission this year: “2023 New Toronto Works” and our debut “Reimagining the Experimental,” which replaces our open call. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2023. For New Toronto Works, the work must have been produced after March 2022.
Pleasure Dome welcomes submissions of experimental, time-based media work by Canadian and international artists for our 2022-2023 programming year. We have two calls for submission this year: “2023 New Toronto Works” and our debut “Reimagining the Experimental,” which replaces our open call. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2023.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of PLEASURE DOME is called for and will be held ONLINE on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm via Zoom. As our membership, your vote and presence at this meeting is vital to the health of our organization, and we hope you’ll join us.
Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the launch of its first e-book and accompanying audiobook, Imagining Futures of Experimental Media (2023), published in collaboration with the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition and OddSide Arts. Edited by Aaditya Aggarwal, Elida Schogt, and Fan Wu and featuring contributions by artists and writers, this digital publication was made possible through the Canada Council of the Arts Strategic Funds & Initiatives: Digital Now Grant.
Pleasure Dome is welcoming six new members to our Board of Directors. Each brings with them a dynamic range of perspectives, skills, and experience to experimental film and artist-run culture! They will begin their posts in January 2023.
Pleasure Dome is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director, Lauren Fournier, who will begin with our organization in the fall of 2022.