Images Festival

The Images Festival is a yearly event devoted to independent and experimental film, video art, new media and media installation that takes place each spring in Toronto.

Images Festival
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada


The Images festival was founded in 1987,[1] originally conceived as an alternative to the Toronto Festival of Festivals (now known as Toronto International Film Festival).[2] Originally titled Northern Visions, the inaugural board included Kim Tomaczak, Paulette Phillips, Ross Turnbull, Marc Glassman, Annette Mangaard, Richard Fung, and Jeanine Marchessault.[3] Since 2005, Images has also presented international tours of Canadian media artists.[2]


Images is the largest festival of experimental film and video in North America.[4]

Premieres held at the Images festival include:

Retrospectives of filmmakers such as Harun Farocki, Richard Fung, Nelson Henricks and Louise Bourque have also been featured.

In 2011, the festival partnered with the Art Gallery of Ontario to present John Sasaki's Pine series.[5]


  1. ^ Whyte, Murray (10 April 2014). "Images Festival brings compelling experimental film and video to Toronto". Toronto Star. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b About the Images Festival
  3. ^ Sternberg, Barbara (1989). "On (experimental) Film".
  4. ^ Muredda, Angelo. "The 2013 Images Festival Brings Experimental Film to Toronto Audiences". Torontoist. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ "AGO Partners with Images Festival to Feature Jon Sasaki Installation in its Toronto Now Series". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

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