The Countdown Begins!
Behind-the-scenes with Syrus Marcus Ware
As a continuation from his 2019 Antarctica commission, Syrus Marcus Ware presents MBL: Freedom in 2022 as the next chapter of his expansive, multimedia, multi-year project that predicts a near-future wherein Antarctica has become the only habitable place on the planet. Reflecting on climate change, white supremacy, abolition, and disability justice, the work will be presented as an interactive film experience, situating participants on the Mary Bird Land campsite.
Leading City-Builders Supporting TBA
Access to the arts is essential to creating vibrant, livable, inclusive communities where everyone can thrive, and Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon are committed to ensuring that the public can enjoy the work of Canadian and International world-class artists, free of charge. Their work to connect communities to the arts continues to bring people together, and help make our neighbourhoods more open, trusting, and prosperous, while fostering a sense that everyone belongs.
Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon has a long-standing commitment to Toronto’s arts and culture hubs to inspire, challenge and connect us. That’s why we are thrilled to support the Toronto Biennial of Art in achieving their vision of making contemporary art available to everyone. The work of the Toronto Biennial of Art has never been more important and their work will play a transformative role in revitalizing the city we love as we recover from COVID lockdowns.
The support provided by Kilmer, Mattamy & Tricon to the Biennial will be instrumental in ensuring that Torontonians and visitors can access free and inclusive public programs and exhibitions throughout the entire 10 weeks of the 2022 Biennial.
Stay tuned for more highlights in the months to come from our generous donors and sponsors about why they are excited to support TBA!
The Toronto Biennial of Art team has grown! We're pleased to introduce you to eight new additions to our staff:
NYWIFT has partnered with iWomanTV to showcase the work of our talented membership through our 5th annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes to the NYWIFT Shorts Festival!
About iWomanTV: Founder of iWomanTV, Cathleen Trigg-Jones is an Emmy Award Winner, producer & CEO of multi-media entertainment company iWoman Studios & Catscape Productions & NYWIFT member. Cathleen has leveraged her 25-years of experience in front of the camera & behind the scenes to empower women everywhere by launching iWoman TV — the first OTT exclusively dedicated to showcasing content created by women, about women, for everyone.
Audience Choice Award Prize – Most watched film on iWomanTV:
First Place (Most Watched Film) – $1,000
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $250
* First, second and third place will receive their designated cash prize as well as an opportunity to be featured on iWomanTV’s Creator Conversations series.
- Projects must be under 40 minutes long.
- We will not accept projects completed prior to 2016.
- The project must feature a current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. The NYWIFT member must be the person to submit the film to the festival. (If you are not yet a NYWIFT member, but would like to submit your project, email firstname.lastname@example.org join the organization.)
- All participants must allow iWomanTV to host member’s content for 1-year on a non-exclusive basis. Members must also follow iWomanTV on social media as well as promote their film airing on iWomanTV.
Regular: January 28, 11pm EST
Late: February 4, 11pm EST (iWomanTV will invoice a fee of $25 for any projects submitted between January 28 – February 4)
We will not accept projects after the final deadline of Friday, February 4th at 11:00 PM EST.
Other Important Information:
Festival Dates: March 1-31
Winners of Categories Announced: March 1
Audience Choice Award – Winners Announced: April 8
* Most Watched Film on iWomanTV between March 1 – March 31