Amélia Simard - Vancouver, BC
Amélia is an emerging French-Canadian filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist from the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen and Songhees peoples (Victoria, BC). Now based in so-called Vancouver, they have completed their BFA in Film at Simon Fraser University where they have written, shot and directed short narrative dramas and documentary films. Their works have been featured in Vancouver Island Short Film Festival and the Small File Media Festival. They are also a theatre-maker, with the debut of their co-written and co-performed piece “Cracking The Nonbinary Code” as a part of Ignite! 2023. In their practice, Amélia explores themes of queerness, language through metaphors based in memory, nostalgia and the fantastical.