Cinema Politica’s main objective is to curate, circulate, exhibit and promote political cinema by independent artists, with an emphasis on independent Canadian works. We champion innovative, provocative films that tell underrepresented stories and that engage audiences on important socio-political, cultural, environmental and economic justice issues. The position of the artist in society is important to our curatorial process, where our programming team prioritizes works on political struggles, told by artists who are marginalized and/or struggle against oppression in their respective contexts.
Cinema Politica programs films with strong political voice, that explore under-represented subjects, tell compelling stories, innovate the form, and contribute to progressive politics and social movements. Cinema Politica's curatorial process and resulting programs correspond to the organization's overarching mandate to support independent, politically-engaged filmmakers. The films we select for screening in our Network (across Canada and the world), and online, serve as explorations and interventions into progressive politics, public policy, radical cinema and social justice movements.
As we like to say regarding the cinematic spectrum of beauty and truth - we look for films that fall somewhere between a painting and a pamphlet.
For general inquiries, email us at:
info [at] cinemapolitica [dot] org.
For distribution inquiries only, please replace "info" with "distribution".