Roberto Ariganello CV
Executive Director, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
Responsibilities include all administrative and artistic programs at Canada’s largest artist-run production centre with over 600 members. Overseeing the production of Film Print, a bi-monthly national arts magazine. Supervising over 350 volunteers and a staff of 7.
1998-2002 Equipment and Workshop Co-ordinator , Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
Responsibilities include the creation and co-ordination of all film courses, workshops and supervision of all equipment and co-op resources.
1993-1998 Freelance Photographer, Cinematographer and Film Instructor
Specializing in film production and post-production.
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media studies. Major in Photography and Film.
Bachelor of Arts, with Honours. Major in English Literature and Humanities.
Volunteer and Community Service
Board member of the following cultural organizations
2005-2006 The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) a national arts service organization that serves the artist-run media arts sector across Canada
2004-2006 The Advisory Board for Humber College Film Program
2005-2006 The Advisory Board of the Workman Theatre Educational Programs
2004-2006 Ontario Representative for IMAA National (I am contributing to the creation of a provincial arts service organization that will represent the interests of media arts organizations across the province)
2004-2006 Executive Board member of Cultural Careers Council of Ontario (CCCO), a provincial arts service organization dedicated to HR issues in the cultural sector
1999-2004 President of the Pleasure Dome Collective
1999-2002 President of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
Films and Photography
2001 Shelter (8 minutes 16mm)
An experimental film that examines an OCAP demonstration at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival and the nature of filmmaking in the new millennium.
Selected Screenings: World Premiere, March 2001, Blueprint Show, sponsored by Pleasure Dome (to tour nationally in the year 2004-5), LIFT’s Salon Des Refusé, Toronto, 2001, Images Festival of Film and Video, 2002.
2000 Contrafacta (14 minutes 16mm)
A collaboration with Chris Gehman. An ambitious experimental film using cut-out images from medieval art work.
Awards: Winner of the Overkill Award, Images Festival, Toronto, 2000.
Selected Screenings: Montreal Festival of Film on Art, Montreal, 2001; Onion City, Chicago, 2001; Images Festival of Film and Video, Toronto, 2000; Cinematheque Ontariio, 2000; Semana de Cinema Experimental, Madrid, 2000.
1999 Yesterday’s Wine (10 minutes 16mm)
A found footage film comprised of archival Hollywood horror films that explore the nature of violence in traditional cinema.
Selected Screenings: Vancouver Underground Film Festival, 2000; $100 Film Festival, Calgary, 2000; Millennium Film Theatre, New York, 2000; Cinematheque Ontario, 1999.
1999 Gesture (14 minutes 16mm)
A collaboration with Federico Hidalgo. An experimental narrative documenting a man’s return to his native country.
Selected Screenings and Awards: Toronto Latino Film and Video Festival, Toronto, 2002; Calgary $100 Film Festival, 2001; Jury Prize Winner, LIFT’s Salon Des Refusé, Toronto, 1999.
1997 Loteria (23 minutes 16mm)
A collaboration with Federico Hidalgo. An impressionistic documentary about the Mexican national lottery and the street vendors that sell the tickets.
Selected Screenings: Hot Docs!, Toronto, 1997; Images Festival of Film and Video, Toronto, 1997; Havana Film Festival, Cuba, 1998; Cinematheque Ontario, 1998.
1996 Non-Zymase Pentathlon (5 minutes 16mm)
A collaboration with Chris Gehman. An ambitious experimental film using cut-out images.
Selected Screenings: Cinematheque Ontario, 1997; Images Festival of Film and Video, 1996.
Mexican Announcements (Medium Format Colour Photographs)
A series of photographs of political and entertainment posters found on the streets of Mexico City. Exhibited in Toronto, September 1996. (see below)
A Private Mythology (Medium Format Colour Photographs)
A series of photographs documenting objects and surfaces of a lake front beach. Presented at The Flotsam and Jetsam Show. (see below)
Collaborative Film Performances
Expanded Cinema 2, Tequila Lounge, Toronto, May 2002.
A collaboration with artists improvising visual elements including film loops, slides and archival footage with live musical performance.
Expanded Cinema, Rivoli, Toronto, November 2001.
A collaboration with a number of local artists and musicians. Multiple film projections collage together with improvised musical performance.
Mexican Announcements, The College Street Bar, Toronto. September 1996.
A series of photographs of political and entertainment posters from Mexico City.
The Flotsam and Jetsam Show The Ryerson Gallery, Toronto. July 1994.
A series of colour photographs, collages and experimental 16mm films. Presented in collaboration with Chris Gehman.
Transparency Collage Projections. The Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, January, 1993.
A series of colour slide collages commemorating the re-opening of the Art Gallery of Ontario.