Midi Onodera



Everyone knows that the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (15-17.08, 1969) is an unforgettable and unique triumph of the counterculture of the 60s. Three days of carefree euphoria, free love, beloved music and, of course, psychedelic substances that were sold and consumed unashamedly. There was no one to fear. “A teenager came up to you […]

The 14th the8fest OUT OF PLACE: Spotlight on the Super 8 Films of Midi Onodera

9:00 pm Friday July 9 The 14th the8fest OUT OF PLACE: Spotlight on the Super 8 Films of Midi Onodera Curated by Milada Kovacova 8:00 pm Sunday July 11 Midi Onodera in Conversation with Milada Kovacova For online screening information: http://the8fest.com/ OUT OF PLACE’s mission is to bring to the foreground the small-gauge work by […]

CFMDC Presents: “The Breadth of”, SuperWomen conversation series

For the month of April (and perhaps beyond) the Canadian Filmmaker’s Distribution Centre is hosting a free, multi-event, public symposium that investigates and responds to the living archive of the CFMDC. I have produced the series, SuperWomen: Conversations with the Real Action Figures. This is a collection of interviews with seven astounding women who have […]

SKIN DEEP: New interest in a 25 year old film!

Over the last few months, I’ve been contacted by some film fans who were interested in seeing Skin Deep. Although I don’t actively distribute this title, since it was really produced as a commercial feature film, I will upon request provide access to those who are interested. The film has taken on new meaning as […]

EXC-19.com: The Bulletin Interview

This month the “Bulletin, a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history and culture” published an interview with me about the EXC-19.com project. You can read it here .

TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS | playtime | inside my head

September 4 to October 10, 2020 I am thrilled to announce my exhibition, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS on now at Centre 3 in Hamilton. This is a two part show – in gallery and online. The show is curated by the amazing artist Lesley Loksi Chan There will be an artist talk on […]

OTHER PLACES: Reflections of Media Arts in Canada Book Launch

MANO-RAMO (The Media Arts Network of Ontario/Réseau des arts médiatiques de l’Ontario) is please to invite the general public to the launch of OTHER PLACES Reflections of Media Arts in Canada, edited by Deanna Bowen. In order to celebrate the publication of the book, MANO-RAMO is organizing a series of screenings, talks and opportunities to […]

Speculating on Fictions / Dreaming in Colour: a programme of work + artist talk by Midi Onodera in partnership with Vtape

REEL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL REEL IDEAS: Conference Friday November 8, 2019, 5pm Bashir Yerex Presentation Space 401 Richmond St. W. Toronto Concluding a jam-packed day of panels, discussions and screening, I will be giving an Artist Talk and screening with Lulu Wei. Midi Onodera is an artist, a filmmaker, an innovator, and an inveterate experimenter. […]

Grief Without Fantasy screenings

Thrilled to invite all to 2 screenings of my video, “Grief Without Fantasy” (2012). This is visualization of the poem by the same name by Ronna Bloom. Screening at FLY BY NIGHT OUTDOOR SCREENING AND SOUND PERFORMANCES Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:00 pm (Rain date: Sat., July 20, 2019) Lee Lifeson Art Park 223 Gladys […]

2018 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

I am very pleased to announce that I was selected as one of five finalists for the 2018 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. My fellow finalists were Klyde Broox, Dan Commanda, Naoko Matsubara and Paulette Phillips. The winner was Philip Akin. Thanks to Lesley Loksi Chan for the nomination.