Midi Onodera


Kokoro: Films for the heart, mind and spirit

July 20 & 21 Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto I am pleased to present “You say rice. I say gohan” collaboration with Iori Matsushima this Sunday, July 21 as part of  the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) Film Festival. Iori and I will be in attendance. Tickets can be purchased here.    

DECADE: Artist Talk Barbara Astman and Midi Onodera

Wednesday April 10, 6:30 pm Sign up here As the DECADE exhibition continues, Koffler Arts features a Gallery Talk with artists Barbara Astman and one of her former students, Midi Onodera. The two work in different media and styles, with Astman’s use of wide-ranging media and Onodera’s focus on video. After the two speak about their […]

DECADE: 10 Years of Creation at Youngplace

DECADE opens on February 22nd and runs until May 12th. Ruth Adler / Barbara Astman / Shabnam K. Ghazi / Vid Ingelevics/Gillian Iles / Carolyn Murphy / Midi Onodera / Matthew Schofield Curated by David Liss In a building designed by architect C. H. Bishop, the Shaw Street Public School opened in 1914 and was […]

SKIN DEEP (29TH Anniversary Retrospective)

Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9:30 pm, The Screening Room 120 Princess St. Kingston Ontario. Hard to believe that its’ been almost 30 years ago that I made Skin Deep. It was certainly a different time. I am pleased the film is having a new screening at the ReelOut Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston […]

Collaborative Cataloguing Japan – online screening

Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 2:00 am to  Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:30 am  Online at Collaborative Cataloguing Japan  Curated by independent programmer, Mia Parnall, this selection of work features “I have no memory of my direction” with Japanese subtitles along with 3 short films, Ville Quelle Ville? (1984), Nobody Knows (2002) with Japanese subtitles and Slightseer […]

Shorts In Conversation – Curated by the8fest

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Wednesday October 25, 2023 Interspace | Ace Hotel Toronto 51 Camden St Free Admission Along with filmmakers are Joanna Decc and Agnès Hayden, I will be showing The Dead Zone and chatting about the work. The Ace Hotel series, “Shorts In Conversation,” makes a moment for cinema and dialogue. We […]

Skin Deep in Texas

Archivist and queer historian Elizabeth Purchell is curating Queer Cinema: Lost & Found, an ongoing series at Austin Film Society, exploring “the history of queer cinema and its many ground-breaking pioneers in this refreshing behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of queer representation on screen.” The film will be screened with Annette Kennerley’s Boys In The […]


  The Elastic Spaces SSHRC Connection funded project, Thinking Allowed, brings together a network of artists, curators, scientists, students and community members coming with expertise from different branches of knowledge – artistic, scientific and Indigenous – to address urgent issues around social justice and the environment. Using both new and traditional practices, this group of […]

Screening: Image Forum, Tokyo Japan May 19

Excited to announce a solo screening of a selection of my films at Tokyo’s Image Forum on May 19, 2023. Doors open at 6:30pm (18:30). I will also be presenting a lecture, “My Queer Eye: A personal history of lesbian, gay and trans filmmaking in Canada”. Image Forum 3F “Terayama Shuji” 2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tel: […]

69. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Thrilled to have two films included in the Distributors’ Screening from VTape and CFMDC at the 69th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.  The distributors’ screenings are out-of-competition screenings where “12 international distributors of artist and avant-garde films present selections from their current catalogues”. Screening will be Friday 28 April 2023; 19:45. Thank you to […]