Upcoming Workshops

Race, Bias and Identity in Canadian Short Film Online

X-WAVE @ TSV / BIPOC-Centred Workshop Series / (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

Thursday 7 January 2021    6 – 7:30 pm 
part 2: Thursday 14 January 2021    6 – 7:30 pm
(Registration deadline is Thursday 7 January 6 am)

This 2-part class will explore race and equity in the Canadian short film landscape. Looking back from the early days of the National Film Board and on into today’s diverse landscape, the class will include clip screenings, discussions and theory.

To register visit www.trinitysquarevideo.com or email [email protected]

*Trinity Square Video is committed to providing an equitable and barrier-free space. If you are unable to afford these workshops, please reach out [email protected]

Image Credit: Maya Bastian, Arrival Archives, Still
Instructor: Maya Bastian


Maya Bastian is a Tamil Canadian filmmaker, writer and artist. From 2007 she spent several years travelling the world as an investigative video journalist, documenting areas of conflict and post–?conflict which has culminated in an ongoing exploration of trauma as it relates to community and culture. As a director, she has won awards and exhibited her short films internationally, which run the gamut from narrative to documentary, to experimental. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, UK, South Asia and across Canada. Her short hybrid film ‘Air Show’ received national press for its look at refugee reactions to militarized air shows, and is currently airing on CBC. She is a recipient of the Al Magee Screenwriting Mentorship, was included in Reelworld Film Festival’s Emerging 20 and was shortlisted for the Academy Apprenticeship for Women Directors. Maya has received filmmaking grants from Art With Impact, Home Made Visible and the Canada, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. She is currently in post?production on her short film ‘Tigress’ which looks at militant rebellions. In her spare time she works as a programmer and industry outreach for several Toronto–?based film oranizations as well as being a strong champion for filmmakers of colour through her work at CineFAM and by sitting on panels and teaching workshops.


You can see her work and style at www.mayabastian.com


Instagram: @mayabasti

Twitter: @mayabasti

Location: Trinity Square Video
Category: Presentation – Theoretical
Level: Beginner
Maximum Capacity: 30
3 hours of instruction in 2 parts
$10 /member$20 /nonmember
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