Images Festival 2019 Programming Launch and Party

28 March 2019, 6:00-10:00PM
The Commons
401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor
DJ Lana Leprich

Wheelchair Accessible
ASL provided 6:30-8:30PM

Join us for drinks, food and music on Thursday, March 28, to kick-off of the 32nd Images Festival, April 11-18th, 2019.

Come meet Images Festival’s new team: Artistic Director Steffanie Ling, Operations Manager Barbora Racevičiūtė, Program Coordinator Sarah-Tai Black. We look forward to sharing our excitement about this year’s upcoming programming in person.

Join artists, curators, sponsors, presentation and community partners in celebrating all of the amazing efforts that went into making this year happen!

Thank you A Space, AGYU, Akimbo, Art Metropole, Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND), Canadian Art, CFMDC , CSV, Cinesphere, Critical Distance, Dames Making Games, DHL, Doc Now, Drake Art, FADO, Gallery 44, Gallery TPW, Gamma Space, Goethe-Institut Toronto, imagineNATIVE, UofT John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Koffler Gallery, Le Labo, LIFT, MANO/RAMO , Mercer Union, MOCA, Near North Mobile Media Lab, Necessary Angel Theatre Co., NOW, OCADU, Onsite Gallery, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Pleasure Dome, Rendezvous with Madness, Royal Cinema, SAVAC, Scarborough Pictures, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Steam Whistle , Super 8, Tangled Art Gallery, TD, the8fest, TSV, Unit 2, UofT Cinema Studies, Via Rail, VTAPE, Westbury, York University, and YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

Festival Passes are available for purchase here!


The Images Festival is one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition and dissemination of independent film and media art. The festival takes place annually in Toronto, Ontario, and has been attended by more than 25,000 people each year. The 2019 edition will take place from April 11 – 18th and will include approximately 16 in-cinema programs, 14 gallery exhibitions, 10 public program events, and five live performances. Images has spent the last 31 years presenting media works that range from the formally and aesthetically challenging, to the personal and lyrical and is committed to cultivating a passionate arts community who see moving image culture as a means or understanding our contemporary context.

The land on which we gather and organize is the territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is the home to many Indigenous people.

A territorial acknowledgement can demonstrate a coming to awareness, and provoke thought and reflection, all of which are essential in beginning to establish reciprocal relations. This acknowledgement should not function as closure, resignation, or acceptance of the structural conditions of settler colonialism that remain in effect today. The Images Festival will continue to ask what it means for us to keep open a spirit of sustained inquiry into the complexities of our situation.

2019 Images Festival Highlight can be found here.

Images Festival acknowledges the generous support from our public funders. The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council an Ontario Government Agency, Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

+ image: Cauleen Smith, Sojourner (2018). Image courtesy of the artist.


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