Kathleen Mullen

Kathleen Mullen spent much of her life moving back and forth between Edmonton and San Francisco, coming to reside in Toronto eight years ago. She has programmed for thirteen years at film festivals internationally, including two years at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and five years as the director of programming at the Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. She has made two short films: you wash my skin with sunshine, a Super 8 autobiographical documentary, and Sleep Lines, a 16mm hand-processed experimental narrative. She is now working on a doc about the production of asbestos in Canada as part of her MFA at York University. As both a filmmaker and a curator, she is interested in the spirit of shorts as an artistic practice in and of themselves. She is a keen advocate of independent Canadian film- and video-making and diverse discourses of local, national and international cinema. She is on the board of the Images Festival of Independent Film & Video and believes strongly in supporting both emerging and established talent. She joined the Short Cuts Canada selection team this year and also curated one of the Future Projections installations.