Curriculum Vitae

Education

Education
2015 Master of Arts, Major in Media Production
Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario

2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film/Video
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver B.C.

Filmography
Evil Fire
Feature in Development
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Director/Writer/Producer, RED, 4:37, 2015 Dist. VTape, Video Out
Just Dandy
Director/Editor/Producer, HDV, 7:37, 2013 Dist. VTape, Video Out
Boi Oh Boi
Director/Editor/Producer, HDV, 9:32, 2012 Dist. VTape, Video Out
Sight
Director/Editor/Producer, Super 8, 3:23, 2012 Dist. VTape, Video Out
Homelands
Director/ Editor/Producer, Digital Video 53:00, 2010 Dist. VTape
You Are A Lesbian Vampire
Director, Editor, Producer, Digital Video, 3:17, 2008 Dist. Vtape
Madness in Four Actions
Director/Editor/Producer Digital Video, 9;00, 2008 Dist. VTape
Love & Numbers
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, digital video, 8:03, 2004 Dist. VTape
Anhedonia
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, 16mm/digital video fusion, 9:00, 2001 Dist. VTape
Helpless Maiden Makes an “I” Statement
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, digital video, 5:00, 2000 Dist. VTape, Video Out,
Thirza Cuthand’s Through the Looking Glass
Writer/Director/Editor, digital video, 14:00, 1999 Dist. Videopool, VTape, Video Out
Manipulation/Dictation
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, super 8, 4:00, 1999 Dist. Video Out
Untouchable
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, Hi-8, 4:00, 1998 Dist. Video Out, VTape
Earth Flesh
Writer/Director, hi-8, 1:00, 1997 Dist. Video Out
Bisexual Wannabe
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, Hi-8, 3:00, 1997 Dist. Videopool
Working Baby Dyke Theory
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, Hi-8, 5:00, 1997 Dist. Videopool
Colonization: The Second Coming
Writer/Director/Editor, Hi-8, 3:30, 1996 Dist. Videopool
My Sister
Co-Director/Editor with Danielle Ratzlaff, S-VHS, 5:00, 1996 Dist. Videopool
Lessons in Baby Dyke Theory
Writer/Director, Hi-8, 3:30, 1995 Dist. Videopool

Selected Screenings, & Shows

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OUTsiders, Austin Texas, USA, 2017
MIX NY, New York City USA, 2017
Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival, Milwaukee USA, 2016
Takatapui Films, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland New Zealand, 2016
Queer City Cinema, Regina Canada, 2016
Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver Canada, 2016
One Flaming Arrow, Portland USA, 2016
Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver Canada, 2016
Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto Canada, 2016
ReelOut, Kingston, Canada 2016
Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto Canada, 2016
Cine Las Americas, Austin Texas, 2016
Visions Into Infinite Archives, SOMArts, San Francisco USA 2016
NativeFilmFest, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, Palm Springs USA, 2016
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2015

Just Dandy
Cineffable, Paris France, 2015
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2014
ReelPride, Winnipeg Canada, 2014
Queer City Cinema, Regina Canada, 2014

Boi Oh Boi
Scotland Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow Scotland 2016
TranScreen, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2015
Entzaubert, Berlin Germany, 2015
GLITCH, Glasgow Scotland, 2015

Sight
Colectivo Toronto: Canadian Shorts, Buenos Aires Argentina, 2016
LA Women’s Fest, Los Angeles USA, 2016
GLITCH, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015
Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto Canada, 2014
Images EnRoute Air Canada, Canada, 2014
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2014
Digital Desperados, Glasgow Scotland, 2013
Images Festival, Toronto Canada, 2013
Tribeca Film Festival, New York City USA, 2013
8 Fest, Toronto Canada, 2012

Homelands
Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montreal Canada, 2011
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 2010

You Are A Lesbian Vampire
Inside Out, Toronto Canada, 2009
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 2009
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2008

Madness In Four Actions
GIV le 40e : D’icitte et d’ailleurs, Brussels, Belgium 2016
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2008

Love & Numbers
Entzaubert, Berlin Germany, 2010
Transmediale, Berlin Germany, 2006

Anhedonia
GLITCH, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015
Entzaubert, Berlin Germany, 2010
Sakewewak Artists Collective at Cube Cinema, Bristol UK – 2003
Mix NY Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, New York – 2002

Helpless Maiden Makes an “I” Statement
Urban Shaman, Non-Compliance Web, 2008
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival , Oberhausen Germany, 2001
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 2001
Inside Out, Toronto Canada, 2001

Thirza Cuthand’s Through The Looking Glass
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto Canada, 2014
National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa Canada, 2008

Manipulation/Dictation
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 2000
New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, New York City USA, 2001

Untouchable
MIX Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity, Sao Paolo Brasil, 1999
Exposed: Aesthetics of Aboriginal Erotic Art Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina,
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa 1999
Magnetic North Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Video Pool, Winnipeg;
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; 2000
Outfest, Los Angeles USA, 1999
Out at the Movies, San Antonio USA, 1999
Reel Affirmations, Washington DC USA, 1999
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen Germany 1999
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 1998

Earth Flesh
12ieme Rencontres d’art Plastiquas, France, 1998

Bisexual Wannabe
Exposed: Aesthetics of Aboriginal Erotic Art Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina,
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa 1999

Colonization: The Second Coming
Urban Shaman, Non-Compliance Web, 2008
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 1996

My Sister
Native Love
Travelling exhibition, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON, 1996-1998

Lessons In Baby Dyke Theory
Entzaubert, Berlin Germany, 2011
Berlin Lesbian Film Festival, Berlin Germany 1995
MIX NY, New York City USA, 1995
Out On Screen, Vancouver Canada, 1995

Retrospective Screenings
Xart Splitta, Berlin Germany, 2016
Pride Retrospective, Saskatoon, Canada, 2013
Villa K. Magdelena, Hamburg, Germany, 2012
Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Fairytales, Calgary Canada, 2006
Filmmaking @ the Margins, University of California at Riverside USA, 2003
Inside Out, Toronto Canada 2001
VideoPool/Urban Shaman, Winnipeg Canada, 1999
La Centrale/Groupe Intervention Video, Montreal Canada, 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions
Just Dandy
A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon, 2017
It Is What It Is
National Gallery of Canada, Touring show, 2009
Conexus
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, 2007
Magnetic North
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Video Pool, Winnipeg;
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; 2000
Exposed: Aesthetics of Aboriginal Erotic Art
Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina,
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa 1999
Native Love
Travelling exhibition, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON, 1996-1998

Curatorial Practice
Queer Youth Program
Entzaubert, Berlin, 2011, single channel video program
Pictographs to Pixelation: Aboriginal Animation
ImageNation, Vancouver, 1998, single channel video program
Talking Schtick: Aboriginal Humour
ImageNation, Vancouver, 1998, single channel video program

Awards
Best Low Budget Screenplay at Female Eye Film Festival, 2016, for Evil Fire
Audience Choice award at ReelPride, 2014 for Just Dandy
Best Experimental Film at Female Eye Film Festival, 2014, for Sight
New MIC Award for digital arts for Grad Film Anhedonia at Emily Carr University 2001
Honorable Mention in International Competition for Helpless Maiden Makes an “I” Statement at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 2001
Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Untouchable, Out On Screen, 1998

Video Games
A Bipolar Journey, 2016

Performances
Two Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com
Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, 2016
Just Dandy
Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, 2016
Oh Johnny!
6e Mois De La Performance, La Centrale, Montreal, 2005
Mars Crew
Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon, 2006
Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, 2001
Alice
Live Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, 1999

Scholarships and Grants
Telefilm Feature Development Funding 2017
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant 2016
Canada Council for the Arts Screenwriting Grant 2015
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant 2015
Ryerson University Fellowship 2014/2015
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant 2013
Saskatchewan Arts Board Individual Project Grant in Media Arts 2012
Canada Council Travel Grant 2011
Canada Council Travel Grant 2010
Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant 2008
Canada Council Research/Creation Grant 2008
Canada Council Screenwriting Grant 2003
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Scholarship 2000
Emily Carr University Tuition Scholarship 2000

Permanent Collections
National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Remai Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Bibliography

Dempsey, Shawna. “Thirza Cuthand.” Transference, Tradition, Technology. Ed. Dana Claxton, Steven Loft, and Melanie Townsend. Walter Philips Gallery 2005. 82-87. Print.

Masayesva, Victor. “Indigenous Experimentation.” Transference, Tradition, Technology. Ed. Dana Claxton, Steven Loft, and Melanie Townsend. Walter Philips Gallery 2005. 164-77. Print.

Tatonetti, Lisa. “Affect, Female Masculinity, and the Embodied Space Between: Two-Spirit Traces in Thirza Cuthand’s Experimental Film.” Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics.
Ed. Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. Routledge 2016. 121-33. Print.

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