Midi Onodera

Speaking, Teaching, and Jury Engagements

2018

University of Toronto, Scarborough, sessional instructor, Department of Arts, Culture, and Media

Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Advisory Committee

2016

Toronto Arts Council, media arts jury

2015

Toronto International Film Festival, panelist for Canadian Feature Film Section, Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

Winnipeg Film Group, Reflecting Light 40 years of Canadian Cinema, panelist: Prairie

Winnipeg Film Group, Reflecting Light 40 years of Canadian Cinema, panelist: Postmodernists & New Wave Pioneers: 1980s Cinema and In Dialogue: Canadian Women Directors

2014

University of Toronto, Guest lecturer, performing for the camera

2013

University of Toronto, Artist Talk, presented by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts and the Department of Arts, Culture and Media

2011

Concordia University, Communication Studies, “War vs. Art: Embedded in the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force), Artist Talk, Montreal, PQ

Concordia University, Communications Studies, Toy Camera Workshop, Montreal, PQ

Art Gallery of Hamilton & The Factory Hamilton Media Arts Centre, Hamilton ON, Talk Media presents: Artist talk

2010

ON.Fire Independent Media Arts Conference, “New Socialisms: Independence or Co-dependence,” Panelist

2009

Canada Council, Bell Award Jury member

2008

Meiji Gaukin University, Tokyo Japan, Guest Speaker, Canadian Cinema

23rd Annual Gemini Awards, Jury member

2007

Reel Asian Pitch Jury

22nd Annual Gemini Awards, Jury member

2006

Reel Asian: The Reel Retrospective 1997-2006, Panelist

Asian/Pacific/American Caucus (APAC) of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, honoured guest

Gendai Art Gallery, Board of Directors

Ontario Arts Council, Chalmers Art Fellowships, Jury member

Canada Council, mid-career film & video production Jury member

York University, Cineseige Jury member

2005

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

York University, main campus: Film Studies Graduate Program, Guest Speaker

2004

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

2003

Meiji Gaukin University, Tokyo Japan, Guest Speaker, Gender & Sexuality

Meiji Gaukin University, Tokyo Japan, Guest Speaker, Japanese Canadian Film & Literature Conference

University of Toronto, Cultural Pluralism and the Arts, Guest Speaker

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

2002

Toronto Arts Council, Jury Member

Centennial College, Stories & Architecture: Writers and Designers, Guest Speaker

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

Association of Italian-Canadian Writers 9th Biennial Conference, “Creativity In Canada” Panelist

York University, Founder’s College, Asian-Canadian Studies, Guest Speaker

2001

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

L.I.F.T, Workshop Instructor: “Grant Writing”

2000

York University, main & Glendon campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

Ontario Arts Council, Jury Member, Media Arts Program

Ontario College of Art, New Media Department, Guest Speaker

L.I.F.T., Workshop Instructor: “Hand-made Films”

1999

York University, main campus, Glendon campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

Canada Council jury, Creative Development

1998

York University, main campus: Women’s Studies Program, Guest Speaker

Ontario Arts Council: Jury Member, Film & Video Program

1996

Sheridan College, 3rd Year Film Production, Instructor

Ontario College of Art, New Media Department, Critique Consultant

Cinematheque Ontario, Advisory Council (since 1991)

L.I.F.T., Workshop Instructor: “Workshop for Writer/Directors”

1995

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival Juror

Ontario College of Art, New Media Department, Guest Speaker

Revisions: The Winnipeg Women’s International Film & Video Festival, “Workshop for Writer/Directors”

Out On Screen: Vancouver Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, “Fetish, Fantasy and Flesh”, Panelist

1994

Telefilm Canada, Outside Reader (since 1989)

Metro Cultural Affairs, Media Arts Advisory Committee (since 1993)

National Association of Japanese-Canadians, National Gender Sensitivity Conference, Guest Speaker

1993

National Film Board of Canada, Studio D: New Initiatives In Film, Advisory Board  (since 1991)

Canada Council, Explorations Program, Jury Member (since 1992)

University of Southern California Davis, Guest Speaker

A Space: “Keeping Secrets and Other Perverse Practices”, Panelist

Mediawatch: “Politics of Desire: Pornography, Erotica, Freedom of Expression”, Panelist

Canadian Advisory Committee On The Status of Women, “Sharing Our Experience”, Editorial Advisory Committee

1992

Canada Council, Art Bank Jury for films & videos

Gemini Awards – Multicultural Award Jury Member

“Asian Sexuality”, Harbourfront, Panelist

Ryerson University, “The Politics of Identity”, Guest Speaker

1991

Canada Council, Media Arts Advisory Board

Ontario Arts Council, Media Organizations, Advisory Panel

Canadian Film Centre, Summer Lab Juror

Multicultural Dramatic Film Fund, L.I.F.T./O.F.D.C Juror

1990

Toronto International Film Festival: National Film Board Award, Jury Member

Goethe-Institut, Toronto, “Women, Aesthetics, Theory, Practice”, Film Panelist

York University, “Feminisms In The Cinema”, Guest Speaker

Canada Council, Film Production Jury

Full Screen, Toronto, Panelist, “Shooting The System”

1989

Yale University, “Visions Beyond The Screen”, Guest Speaker

Ontario College of Art, New Media Department, Guest Speaker

Northern Visions, “Images ‘89 Film & Video Festival”, Film & Video Programmer, open call submissions

Image & Nation Film & Video Festival, Montreal: “Representation, Responsibility, Movable Margins”, Panelist

In Visible Colours Festival, Vancouver: “Structure & Politics of Film & Video Industries”, Panelist

York University, MFA Graduate Students, “Marginalization in the Arts”, Guest Lecturer

Media & Society: The Rochester Conference, “Lavender Menace: Imaging/Imagining Lesbian Sexualities”, Panelist

Ontario Arts Council, Film Production Jury

1988

Winnipeg Film Group: “Sexual Representation in the Cinema” & “Funding For Independent Films”, workshops

Secretary of State Multiculturalism Jury, Film & Video Projects

1987

Canada House, England “Underground Films”, Program Curator

1986

“The Process of Identification”, Program Curator, cross-Canada touring show

Tyneside International Film Festival, England: Forum Participant

“Artists With Their Work Program”, Art Gallery of Ontario Extension Services 1985-1993