image festival
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Images Festival is a leading presenter of independent film and media culture in dialogue with contemporary art. The festival elevates conversations between artists, scholars, and the public about the politics of the moving image.

Images Festival is one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Created in 1987 as an alternative to the only other Toronto film festival at the time, Images has spent the last 32 years presenting media works that are challenging in their form and content. Images showcases the intersection of emerging and established practices and invites open critical dialogue in the film and media arts community around the political herstories of moving image production, distribution, exhibition, and representation.

The festival includes screenings, exhibitions, performances, events, and educational initiatives, and is attended annually by more than 30,000 people.


Date: Thursday, May 20th, 2021 – Tuesday, May 26th, 2021
Location: Online at
Cost: FREE