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Brett Kashmere

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Having grown up playing hockey on the Canadian prairies, filmmaker Brett Kashmere now lives in Central New York and writes extensively about avant-garde cinema, music and video, curates international exhibitions, and teaches experimental film. Kashmere is a founding member of the antechamber, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of emerging independent artists and filmmakers, and Syracuse Experimental, a Film and Media Workshop. He has presented screenings and curated exhibitions at festivals and venues such as the Seoul Film Festival, the D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival in Brooklyn, Cinematheque Ontario, New York's Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Portland's Cinema Project, Images Festival in Toronto, and La Cinematheque quebecoise. In 2004 he organized the touring expanded cinema installation and DVD-format catalog, Industry: Recent works by Richard Kerr. Kashmere's work has screened internationally at the London Film Festival, the Chamber of Public Secret's Made in Video: International Video Art Festival in Copenhagen, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and the Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival in Germany. His writing has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Take One, ESSE arts + opinions, Synoptique, Senses of Cinema, PROTEE revue internationale de theories et de pratiques semiotiques, and Offscreen, and anthologies like The Films of Jack Chambers, Centre des arts actuels Skol 2002-2003, and The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film. Kashmere holds an BA in Film & Video Studies from the University of Regina, as well as an MA in Film Studies and an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. His most recently completed film is Valery's Ankle (2006). www.brettkashmere.com