FRIENDS OF THE FINNISH LABOUR TEMPLE
The Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple is a registered charity with a mandate to advance education by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to university students; to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing high quality educational media and performing arts such as reports, books, articles, plays, films, and music, and making these available to the public; and to advance education by conducting research projects regarding the historical and cultural legacy of immigration to Canada and disseminating the results of the research to the public. Spotlight on Academics is an ongoing project that seeks to support academic filmmakers by providing opportunities for their films to be seen by academic audiences. To learn more, visit www.finnishlabourtemple.com
ResearchTV is an academic video streaming platform that provides viewers with assurances about the quality of research and the production value of films while offering critical perspectives on the world we live in. ResearchTV is dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and expertise through film. All films that are considered for ResearchTV undergo a peer-review process to ensure that the quality of information and production is suitable for use in post-secondary classrooms and institutions. Visit our ResearchTV page to learn more, or browse their programming at www.researchtv.ca.
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Spotlight on Academics is also supported by the Department of History and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University. The festival director, Ron Harpelle, is a Professor of Latin American History and a filmmaker who specializes in historical documentaries. Other members of the Spotlight team include filmmaker Kelly Saxberg, who teaches “History in Frame,” a course that examines the portrayal of history in films, and Katie Green, an alumna of the M.A. program in History at Lakehead University.
VOX POPULAR MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Vox Popular is a non-profit Media Arts Festival in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada and is the evolution of the Bay Street Film Festival. They program Canadian and International films, multimedia installations, and media artists of all genres. An annual film festival is held in September each year with the 19th year approaching for 2023. The festival will include local, Canadian, and international films; a concert series; a virtual gallery; and panel discussions with filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists! To learn more about Vox Popular, visit www.voxpopular.ca
Ethnografilm celebrates the art and science of non-fiction filmmaking and promotes the field of video ethnography, serving as a showcase for work and forum for dialog between independent and academic documentary filmmakers.
Marked by its contemporary relevance and broad intellectual range, the objective of Ethnografilm is to promote the examination of cultures as well as social issues, describing “patterns of living” throughout the world to educate and entertain. Ethnografilm takes place annually in April in Paris, France. Learn more at www.ethnografilm.com