Calgary Cinematheque Society
The Calgary Cinematheque promotes film as an art form, challenging its audience with a variety of cinematic experiences and nurturing serious discussion of film.
To act as a vital contributor to Calgary's film culture by offering regular presentations of significant and diverse cinematic works and engaging audiences in further explorations of their artistic and cultural value.
|Respecting film as an art form, presenting films in the manner intended by the filmmakers, and providing a venue for the exposure of rare and treasured works.|
|Providing opportunities for Calgarians to develop a broader appreciation for film art, through speakers and written materials.|
|Contributing to an engaged and inspired film-going community in Calgary.|
|Promoting the optimal use of resources through collaborations and partnerships.|
Gary Burns- President
Gary Burns is an internationally recognized writer and director of feature films. His films include The Suburbanators, Kitchen Party, waydowntown, A Problem With Fear, Radiant City, and most recently The Future is Now! Gary is a founding member of the Calgary Cinematheque.
Brennan Tilley- Vice-President
Jeremy Dietz- Treasurer
Dale Turri- Secretary
Dale Turri is a genuine arts freak with a long history of involvement with the Calgary arts scene. She is a Business Development Consultant specializing in sponsorship and fundraising. She currently serves on the boards of The Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ghost River Theatre and Downstage Theatre. She attends an arts event, on average, 3 times a week.
Donna Brunsdale is an artist, filmmaker and teacher. She has exhibited her films and art in galleries and festivals across Canada and abroad. She has taught art and film at several post-secondary institutions and has worked on others' films in several capacities including acting. She lives in Calgary.
Aaron Grach is a lawyer at McMillan LLP. Erstwhile U of C English masters student, fiction editor for filling Station magazine, and drawing student at ACAD, he remains perpetually a neophyte to the arts, including to film. Aaron is a multiple co-ed rec soccer champion, including along with current and former board members Donna Brunsdale and Charles Tepperman, as part of Charles's team, Movie Stars.
Brendan Kredell teaches film studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of media and urban studies, as well as the role of film festivals in the contemporary culturescape. He has called Calgary home since 2011.
Justin Waddell is a Permanent Instructor in the Photography Department and Head of First Year Studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He has worked in various capacities at several artist-run centers, festivals, galleries, and magazines in Canada, including: Director of Programming at YYZ Artists' Outlet, the Director of the Stride Art Gallery Association, a member of the Board of Directors at The New Gallery, Trinity Square Video, Gendai Gallery at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center, and more recently with the every-age art and music venue, Local Library in Calgary, Alberta.