Chris Gehman

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Chris Gehman

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Chris Gehman is an independent filmmaker, media arts programmer and critic. His short films have screened at Canadian and international festivals and cinematheques; they include the award-winning “Refraction Series” (2008), "Contrafacta" (2000, co-directed with Roberto Ariganello) and "First Dispatch from Atlantis" (1993). Chris has programmed screenings for organizations such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Image Forum (Tokyo), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago) and Pleasure Dome, and worked as a programmer and editor at Cinematheque Ontario from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2004 he was the Artistic Director of the Images Festival, and in 2006 he co-programmed the Wavelengths section of the Toronto International Film Festival. His critical writings have appeared in periodicals such as Millenium Film Journal, Cinema Scope, Broken Pencil and Prefix Photo, and he recently co-edited an anthology of writings on artists' animation ("The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema," YYZ Books, 2005).